The Anything-But-Yarnies Thread

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jason Rolfe, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    With so much talk of yarnies lately, a newcomer to this forum might think that is the only fly to use to catch steelhead.

    But I'd like to hear about/see what other flies folks are using, or hoping to use, this season.

    This could be your classic standby, a new discovery, some weird concoction you've come up with name it.

    Just wanted to read about and see something other than yarnies.

    I'll start.

    I've been digging on these rabbit strip flies made my the folks. Don't know much about them, but I dig their style.

    They have some really great illustrated step by steps for some of their flies. The step by step of the above fly is here:

    Anyway, I've been fishing this fly a bit, in a few different colors. It looks beautiful in the water. The pink 'bou fluttering over the black rabbit makes it almost seem to glow, and the spun fox maintains a nice profile.

    Other than that, I'm hoping to learn more spey flies this season.
  2. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy Banned or Parked

    man speaks the truth, neil showed me the light by way of intermediate skagit head and hmh poly tubes
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  3. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

    I'm lucky to call Neil and Alyssa really good friends of mine. Glad to see people appreciating what they bring to the table. Neil's scandiball crushes I can confirm that fly has magical properties. The undulating wing teases steelhead into submission end of story.
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  4. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    What's the scandiball? Don't think I've seen that one

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  5. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    Ignore that.just found it on his blog. Nice looking fly.

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  6. I'm a hack at tying so I mostly fish these marabou monstrosities in whatever color seems right.
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  7. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    Orange it's what's for dinner. Well, OK this one is Pink. But in Orange, it is my go to. I love this thing.


    And I really like these short cone tube flies. Little bit of tube, some spun died skunk (Spunk'd), 'Bou and then a cone. Pink one hooked a CW summer fish 10 minutes into the first time I ever fished the CW.
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  8. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

    IMGP0130.JPG IMGP0132.JPG I fish, yarnies, beads and swing these...whatever mood I'm in that's what I'll fish.
  9. Shout out to Neil & Alyssa ANADROMY!!!

    Thinking about towing this bardge through some lanes this Spring...
  10. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

    What's the foam fo' Nutsack? Is that like a fly-plug?

    Go Red Sox,
  11. sleestak240

    sleestak240 Active Member

    Here's one from a late-night tent tying session from some time ago.
    Body: Steelie Blue Ice Dub
    Palmer: White Schlappen
    Front: White Arctic Fox in a dubbing loop, then two wraps pink marabou, then kingfisher blue rhea stacked in, tuft of steelie blue ice dub goes around it in a dubbing loop, and then a couple turns of black schlappen to neaten it up.
    The two paddles are blue saddles stripped down and tied in on each side.

    Has some really nice movement in the water and is pretty sparse even though it might not look like it in the photo.

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  12. Love the lone hackle tip tucked in there. Nice...
  13. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    A little something I crafted up

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  14. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    You. Are. The. Devil.

  15. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    2013-12-22 11.45.09.jpg I've been doing these
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  16. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    crappy pic
    It's the only one I have ever posted - now I know WHY!!
  17. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

    Thats purely for the purist snobs though.. AMIRITE?
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  18. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Fish won't hit it if it's not real heron hackle.
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  19. fish-on

    fish-on Waters haunt me....

    Looks good to me
  20. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

    I thought the ultimate fly was made of reverse wound Labrador duck and Spectacled Cormorant flanks, with a Guadalupe Petrel hackle.. Fish can't leave that thing alone.. Only thing better is Archeopteryx..
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