The Anything-But-Yarnies Thread

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

  1. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    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 recently...you 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 Anadromy.com folks. Don't know much about them, but I dig their style.
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    They have some really great illustrated step by steps for some of their flies. The step by step of the above fly is here: http://www.anadromy.com/grapefruit_head_sbs.html.

    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. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    they cool. cool flies too. them some folks doin it proper like.
  3. jake-e-boy Active Member

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    man speaks the truth, neil showed me the light by way of intermediate skagit head and hmh poly tubes
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  4. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    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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  5. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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

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  6. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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

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  7. underachiever !

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    I'm a hack at tying so I mostly fish these marabou monstrosities in whatever color seems right.
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  8. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    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.

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    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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  9. Alexander Fishon

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    IMGP0130.JPG IMGP0132.JPG I fish, yarnies, beads and swing these...whatever mood I'm in that's what I'll fish.
  10. nutsack angler newb

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    Shout out to Neil & Alyssa ANADROMY!!!

    Thinking about towing this bardge through some lanes this Spring...
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  11. Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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

    Go Red Sox,
    cds
  12. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    i don't know what that thing is but i think i like it.
  13. sleestak240 Member

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    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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  14. Mike Garritson Member

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    Love the lone hackle tip tucked in there. Nice...
  15. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    A little something I crafted up

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

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  17. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    2013-12-22 11.45.09.jpg I've been doing these
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  18. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    crappy pic
    sorry
    It's the only one I have ever posted - now I know WHY!!
  19. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Thats purely for the purist snobs though.. AMIRITE?
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  20. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Fish won't hit it if it's not real heron hackle.
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