Steelhead Fly and a Chum Fly

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by james.jimenez, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. james.jimenez Active Member

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    This is my first attempt at either fly. I will be throwing these with my Spey on Tuesday... So look out folks!!! Any pointers would be great, or recommended patterns... Thanks everyone.

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  2. james.jimenez Active Member

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    I also tied this one

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  3. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Those look good.
    Don't overlook cerise or purple for chums.
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I favor a bit more sparse for the chum, but I like it. The steelhead ones are nice, vary your under color for some options, red , purple, dark blue, orange and you're set! Good luck.
  5. james.jimenez Active Member

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    So I took my steelhead flies to the green today.. Comparing them to others I saw on the water they may be a little small.. My friend was swinging articulate flies and were about 1/2 inch to a full inch larger than mine... I did stop by South Pudget Sound Fly Co and picked up some Dark blue and light blue marabou so I recon its back to the drawing board... Thanks for the tips Ed..
  6. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Unless the water is dirty with very poor visibility you dont have to go huge. Those flies of yours will catch fish, know it, then do it.
  7. Beachmen Active Member

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    this is a good pattern to try. its special in the way that the colors are. i take and blend the marabous like a dubbing brush. its only 3.5in but works well. this one is on a tube. i have 4 different color combos. they re all posted on my facebook page. BeachMen Fly Tying. also there is a video on how to make the blended feathers.

    also your flies look very nice.

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  8. jeff27 GUN SLINGER

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    hey james! are you ever ganna come back to the WTB to tie man???!!!
  9. james.jimenez Active Member

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    Hell yeah!!!! Did you all tie on the first?? My leave was once again pulled so I should be making it to the WTB this Tuesday!!
  10. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I'm with Ed, don't mess your pants about fly size. Your flies seem plenty big (and I like big flies). Just remember that that first two steps to fishing are (1) Finding where the fish are and (2) smack them in the face with your fly. Solve those two issues and you can fish a cotton ball on a octopus hook with confidence.

    I'd fish with fly #2. Why #2? It's the one that appeals to me the most aesthetically. :D The chart colored fly would be a money Steelhead fly as well, particularly in . Way under rated color for Steelhead IMO.

    Your flies look good, keep pounding them out.
  11. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I agree with David, the second fly looks good, black and blue is one of my favorite color combos. Like was said before, the MOST important part is getting it in front of a fish.
  12. jeff27 GUN SLINGER

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    we are tying every tuesday again, so any time man.
  13. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    James, there is nothing wrong with those flys. You said you compared yours to several others, did any of those "others" catch fish that day?
    I've never fished the Green, is it as low and clear as other rivers right now? The low water conditions I'm seeing usually mean smaller or less heavely dressed flys should do better than the bigger ones anyway. David offered the best advice however with his first two steps to fishing.

    LB