Steelhead Fat Flies

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by miyawaki, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. miyawaki Active Member

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    Here's some nice shots that Ed Sozinho, of Pro Image Photography, took of my Fat Fly Series.

    Leland
  2. Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    Really nice Leland, what hook is that? I really like their looks and great ties.
  3. miyawaki Active Member

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    1/0 Gamakatsu Split Shot Drop Shot hooks.

    Leland.
  4. Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

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    Very nice flies Leland! Are you sure they're not "phat' flies?
  5. doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Been telling him that since the first Phat Brat crawled from his vise! ;)
  6. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    I have been tying hairwings on those drop shot and small Daiichi 2451 hooks for few years now. Great hooks and perfect for small hariwings like yours Leland. Thanks for the ideas and great flies.
  7. Flyborg Active Member

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    Sexy. I did up a bunch of royal coachmen and unweighted prince nymphs on drops shots last year for the ronde and they were golden. Best light wire hook imaginable.
  8. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Hope you don't mind but I've tied some and they look pretty good. I am going to try them on the water this week to get a feel for them.
  9. fredaevans Active Member

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    Repeat post.
    fae
  10. fredaevans Active Member

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    A hook I've never heard of before, off to open a new Google window.

    Interesting to read what 'drop shot fishing' for Bass was all about. Like a still water 'plunking' system. Apparently quite effective for suspended fish.
  11. thewaker Tight line takes ain't no fakes!!

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    I have been using that style drop shot hook for all my stinger applications. Wicked sticky little sucker and I like the straight eye/straight pull angle for winter fish.
  12. Steve Saville Active Member

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    I found the hooks at Sportco in Fife. The shape is the same as a Gamakatsu SC15 series but black instead of nickle plated. The SC 15 in size 1 is almost an exact match but just under in size hence the 1/0. The drop shot hook is a bit heavier wire and has an upturned eye, as well.
  13. sashjo Member

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    Yep, that is my stinger hook of choice.
  14. luv2fly2 Active Member

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    anybody have any idea where to get these hooks in eastern washington? mike w
  15. Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    Just looked in case and found a couple in walmart here both same size #1
  16. Loren Jensen Active Member

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    how did he shoot the fly with nothing holding it up?
  17. Philster New Member

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    I use mosquito hooks on small tubes, but how do those things swim sparsely dressed like that? Doesn't look like they would do too well. Looks like they'd fish like a weighted polish syle/braided nymph?
  18. Old Hat New Member

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    I haven't posted here much, but do drop in once and a while. I must say those are wonderful ties and super pics as well. Leland you have done some very nice interpretations of some classic patterns. The hook serves them well. Thanks for sharing those.
  19. Fish Fungus Member

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    Great Work...do you fish that on it's own, or do you put it behind a tube?