I give you....JigTruderBead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Randall Clark, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Randall Clark Active Member

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    I didn't want to encroach on the vast amounts of knowledge being dropped on the "Yarnies" thread...

    If you want to peg a bead, use this.

    If you want to swing a marabou, use this.

    If you want to throw a jig under a bobber, use this.

    Who says one fly can't do it all?

    Who says you can't make everyone happy?

    You're welcome.

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  2. Irafly Active Member

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    I would have tied it balance style, but it's ok I guess. :)
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  3. PT Physhicist

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    Looks too much like a fly to be fished under a bobber. It's not balanced because it's supposed to be swung..... OP must not be very well versed in bobber fishing "flies."
  4. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I'm with PT. It'd swing wonderfully. It'd be all weird under a bobber.
  5. Irafly Active Member

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    Nah, I've caught plenty of steel on traditional swinging patterns while floating them under indicators, both as a static presentation and as a swung fly at the end of my drift. It would work fine under an indicator, just better tied balance style.
  6. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    The hell do you know about bobber fishing?
  7. Irafly Active Member

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    Nothing, I use "Indicators" if it bobs, you are doing it wrong.
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  8. Randall Clark Active Member

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    so wrong it's right.


    in all seriousness, that's really what I more in mind...

    I have yet to find a fly that I really like for both. The buggers that I typically nymph with in the winter are slender with a sparse marabou tail so they sink better with minimal weight, but I don't like them for swinging & the flies I'm typically swinging in the winter are similar to the above, just minus the bead...basically anything with marabou that gives a slightly larger profile.
  9. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Hey, I watched you catch a steelhead using a non fly fishing bobber. It bobbed plenty.
  10. Randall Clark Active Member

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    ah, but see then it would lose the true "jig" qualities.
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  11. PT Physhicist

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    I'd rather see my bobber bob than do nothing. More times it bobs, the better.
  12. Irafly Active Member

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    True, true, but those were wave "bobs", not fish bobs a clear distinction no doubt.
  13. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Rather than using an inline or slinky weight under a bobber.. I'd make an approximate 3/8 oz shot line to about a 3' to 4' tippet and that flyjigtruderegg pattern would be all kinds of awesome bobbing down a river under a center pin.
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  14. Klickrolf Active Member

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    That's clearly a swinging fly. Off a bobber it would jump up and down and we all know steelhead don't like the jumping crap because they don't like to miss.
  15. Derek Day Rockyday

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    I refuse to tie any of that new-agey crap. Only the most traditional for me. IMG_2538.jpg
  16. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    As others have mentioned, this should be only be used for swinging...
  17. chadk Be the guide...

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    A slow strip retrieve off a full floater in frog water would also work on the humpies, chum, and coho. Putting the bead up front may be worth playing with for more of the ESL approach - would also make it more jiggy I think.
  18. John Weston Member

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    I need to tie this for this weekend. bead up front an one on back like the photo. hmm, that sound good. if I can't get a chum on the fly rod I'll break out the gear and see if that works. wow, I am hooked.
    JW
  19. Alexander Fishon

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    I frigging love this fly! I bet you you could do some serious Steel slaying with it! I would totally fish that for a full day! I really would.


  20. Alexander Fishon

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    You could probably do some serious Cutty slaying with it as well. Call it "the whole package" fly or "the dirty". It has everything!