Pellet Fly

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  1. Rory McMahon

    Rory McMahon Active Member

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    Can anyone tell me a recipe for a pellet fly, i kno that a GRHE tied fat works well but does anyone have any actual pellet fly recipes.

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  2. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Ummm....chenille wrapped around a hook? Anything brown stuck onto a hook?

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    Spun deer hair or elk hair and shaped like a small ball. Thats all I use.
     
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    The name fits, you are wise for your age. :ray1:
     
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    use chinille like thread to make a ball. ive tied em on the stream befor.
     
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    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    I have a large pond with stocked fish..............I have tried lots of pellet flies over the years..................the number one, over all (for small kids to use) is made out of tan foam. It is easy to get the proper shape of the pellets and it floats well , works well when fish are fed floating food. If sinking food is used, use a heavy hook. Also can be colored darker with a marker. Go for it guys
     
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    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on the pellets they're feeding. I use an olive drab or brown small yarn and wrap it up around the hook. Usually with a bead head to make it drop. Works like a charm at places like Trophy Lake (when we take the soldiers from PHW). Funny, they don't notice the beadhead at all. Didn't do stealth at all.
     
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    The best pellet fly according to friend who has a pond that I fished with this fly is a small eraser off of a pencil cut to the pellet size. You then drill a small hole into it, thread it onto a barbless curved shank hook and superglue it in place. We fished these below a strike indicator and had an evening of fun. He has tried everything mentioned above and although they worked, these were the best.
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    Short segments of maxima brown monofilament, each end burnt to make a nice little ball (like manking monofilament eyes). Put a bunch of them into a dubbing loop, wrap, secure, tie on. Toss it in with a big splash and you'll find fish that are interested in this "pellet cluster" fly.
     
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    I have just used a small pheasant tail nymph. Worked just fine. Works good for spring stocked lakes too. Use a floating line and cast it out there. After it has sunk down straight pick it up and repeat. Takes usually occur within the first few seconds after it hits the water. My kids think its' a blast.
     
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    Just a raft? Yes and no. Yes, it's a traditional raft in that it doesn't support fins for kicking, given it has a floor. It's different in that, beyond being quite durable, it's extremely lightweight and stows like a 2 person back packing tent. For the hilakers guys, this is an excellent craft.
     

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