What Do You Call This Fly?

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  1. dfl

    dfl Active Member

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    I recently suggested to Olive Bugger a fly that in CO is called a still water stimulator. I described it wrong and then when I looked it up on the web I found a totally different fly. So imagine a black and grizzly wooly bugger with a strip of swiss straw pulled over the length of the back. I tie it in many color combinations, my favorite being a burnt orange tail, orange swiss straw, black chenille and a grizzly hackle. Its taken a lot of trout in both lakes and streams in both CO and WY. I'm wondering if anyone else ties it and what its called. Don't ask for a pic cause this typing stresses my computer skills.
     
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    I have no idea what it might be, and without a picture, my limited perception is no help. It does sound like a good fly to play around with, both at the vise and in the lake. Think I will try a few when they open up and I can get out. Thanks for your help.

    I am also thinking what about some of the newer mylar strips in place of the swiss straw? I have some that are real interesting. Specs of color throughout. Might make a good shell back imitation.

    That is one of the side benefits of rolling your own. You can tinker with the fly to make it work for you. My take on the situation is that it is
    65% presentation, 15% confidence, 15% persistence, and 5% luck.

    Of course, if the fish like you, the above are moot.
     
  3. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Kinda sounds like a crackleback but it's usually tied with peacock herl vice swiss straw with no tail.
     
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    Just to be clear, this is a wet fly, yes?
     
  5. dfl

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    Yes. After looking at it and tying up 118 in different colors I realized its a short wooly bugger with a swiss straw back. Wish I knew how to do pics and put them on a puter but thats something I can't and a mans gotta know his limitaations.
     
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    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I agree with Big E, conceptually it also sounds to me like a buggerized crackle back.

    TC
     
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    Chomper?
     
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    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

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    sounds like a good scud imitation
     
  9. Big E

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    Like this?

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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Stealth :D
     
  11. dfl

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    BIG E nailed it but I've not tied it with eyes. I like it!
     
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    Those are fishy looking flies, Big E. I like them also. Real buggy. What size hooks are those? Are these used for trout? They look like steelhead flies to me. But what do I know.
     
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    I've always used them for trout.
     
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    In what size? Maybe an size 8 or 10?
     
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    Yeppers....6 - 12
     
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    Thank you.
     

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