Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by stilly stalker, Oct 28, 2010.
Tied a few of these babys up this afternoon. Winter steel... Im ready for you!
I feel the green could really do some damage, nice fly.
Those are all sick.
Nice! What are you using to connect the hook to the fly?
oh yea. $$$$$$ flies.
30 lb maxima ultragreen. Doubled over. Super glue reinforced/wrapped around the 25 mm waddington shank
Nice! I really like the blue one, but they are all sweet! Funny how different colors really appeal to the fisherman.. flies catch the fisherman first, then the fish if you're lucky or really good!
Those look great. I've been drooling over Intruder tying videos online for weeks, but I haven't had the time to put hook (or tube in my case) to vice. Maybe this wet weekend, with blown rivers.
If YOU are confident in the fly you are fishing it really affects everything. So if theres a color combo you think is "lucky" it will be.
Steelheading is all about preserving that eternal optimism....or its blatant masochism, I haven't decided which yet.
I think in summer its optimism, but in winter...
Very cool looking flies. I am new to the fly tying thing. One day I hope to tie these
Those will absolutely not work! You should send them to me so that I can dispose of them properly. Good job! Nice intruders! What kind of dubbing did you use around the eyes?
sandspanker- they are easy to tie. just do it!!
The most important step in this fly to me is the SUPER GLUE REINFORCEMENT OF THE WRAPPING KEEPING YOUR STINGER HOOK ON!!!
The first batch of these I tied up this year did not have it... And I lost 3 fish I wouldnt have because they pulled the whole stinger hook and line off the fly! And right in front of other fisherman at deer creek too. Wanna know how pissed at myself I was?
That's a bummer about the stinger pulling out! Nice looking flies.... I would live to tie these even though I don't even fish for winter runs, but buying all those died grizzly capes, etc. sort of raises the entrance barrier on these flies. Some day though. Nice ties!!
They are my go to early summer steel flies, and make killer bass flies too! The only pricey material on these is the amherst pheasant feathers. the rest is super cheapo stuff. I don't use cape feathers, just ostric herl, marabou, schlappen, amherst , krystal flash, and angel hair
sweet ties I'll take 2 dozen
I tie a simplistic intruder. Plus, I tie mine on tubes. Cheap, fast, easy change outs. If you're swinging, that fly rides by the hook though I do add the tubing for the hook at times. Those are some money flies that's for sure. But I agree, it's all about confidence. I've said it once, said it a few thousand times on threads about "hot flies". Have two buddies I used to fish with alot. We all caught some nice steel in a slot on the Hoh. All had COMPLETELY different flies, different colors, but were all our "go to" flies. If you have confidence, I think you fish the fly harder and more thoroughly.
$10 each, $100 a dozen,
Loves these intruders, any tips on tying this specific pattern?
Greg- FlyBill helped me out with some just today, and he referenced these instructions for us: http://www.nwsalmonflyguild.org/sa/...w.nwsalmonflyguild.org/inst/inst_intruder.pdf