IF you could only have ONE

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by pwoens, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. pwoens Active Member

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    Which steelhead fly would you choose, and what color??

    Myself, the black and orange string leech.
  2. bugnuts Member

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    U.P., WA
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    I'd have to pick a...

    "Fifi" in peach. (It's an egg pattern with eyes tied on a red octopus hook.) :thumb:
  3. DLoop Creating memories one cast at a time

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    GP, red/orange
  4. Tightline Brian Perry

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    Seattle, Wa, USA.
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    Purple egg sucking string leech.
  5. spanishfly Steelberg

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    What evers working that day :confused:
  6. Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    sz 8 red copper john for around here. Winter run, purple articulated leach
  7. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don know as I never caught a winter steelhead. But I have in the summer time and it was on top with a stimulator,an in second place a Humpie,also on top.

    Jim
  8. pwoens Active Member

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    So far the youngest & the oldest answered the question wrong .... hahaha :p I didnt ask which two flies :p :p :p
  9. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Have you ever......

    seen me do anything right :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p

    Jim
  10. Joe M. another addict

    I second the purple egg sucking leech. I tie it with either an orange or pink dubbing head, and with an underbody of purple polar chenille blended into a purple bunny body.
  11. Scott Behn Active Member

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    Lk Stevens, Wa.
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    Purple articulating leech with a gold cone head...
  12. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Graham, WA, USA.
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    Pink bunny leech.
  13. worldanglr Member

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    Duvall, Washington, USA.
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    Black spring creek special, for most salmonids excluding salmon species. Size 8, 2 XL TMC 5263, tungsten bead, black rabbit string tail (with or without flash), and black dubbing brush body.
  14. Davy Active Member

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    SIlverton, OR
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    Mover (Peacock breast)
  15. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Eagle River, Alaska
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    Purple ESL totally plain, purple with shell pink cheneile head, best fly ever for any fish
  16. packrat New Member

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    Enumclaw
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    GP black
  17. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    one of my own spey designs

    I would use one of my own spey designs. I have one "unnamed" that does the trick! If you want to know what it looks like go to the spey flies and look for Unnamed Under nwflyfisher. :thumb:
  18. Gary C. Brown Les Paul Lover

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    Maple Valley, WA, USA.
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    Purple Egg Sucking Leech
  19. luv2fly2 Active Member

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    .othello
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    steelhead fly

    a green butt skunk low water until the water is below 40 degrees , then a globug.
  20. Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    Black/red egg sucking leech.