what do you think?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Beachmen, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Beachmen Active Member

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    i am a pro tier and was playing with a new color and on a small shank for steelhead. just wanted some thought on this fly. its Steelhead Orange. i love this color. its new from Fish Hunter and im having a blast with it. mixing it with everything and has been working great in the salt water for SRC and Residential coho.

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  2. GAT Active Member

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    That's a nice color of orange for steelhead. In theory, it should work (if steelhead existed) :)

    Looks good to me.
  3. Beachmen Active Member

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  4. Beachmen Active Member

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    i got my hope up. i am 1 for 4 landed for hook ups so i got my hopes up.
  5. GAT Active Member

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    I like the addition of the orange saddle hackle feathers to the pattern.
  6. Flyborg Active Member

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    Simple, sexy, and has some contrast to boot. It'll fish for sure.
  7. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Yes Flyborg
    Sexy
  8. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Looks like you have some saddle in there
  9. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I like it, it looks fluttery
    the collar makes it just a little darker at the head which is nice, I bet when it gets wet it will have a very barred look.
    No flash? I think a few strands of crystal would look nice
    cool tie
  10. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Pro Tyer? lol
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  11. Irafly Active Member

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    It looks pretty.
  12. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Beachmen,

    It is very nice. Could you please provide a recipe? I too like the addition of the orange saddle hackles.

    Thanks,
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  13. Beachmen Active Member

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    yes i am. u tied 95% of Gig harbors salt water flies till about 3 weeks ago. did that for 4 years. now i am tying for Puget Sound. Also Ross lake and fisherman that want my SRC flies.
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  14. Beachmen Active Member

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    tail: Steelhead Orange saddle hackle
    body: Salmon uz estaz
    Under callorr: Dark Lilac hackle
    Under Wing Flash: Gold flashabou
    wing: SteelHead Orange Marabou
    Callor: Orange Guinea
    Thread: hot red.

    i tied this on a 25mm skull head shank. also keep in mind that the SteelHead Orange color is a very new color from Fish Hunter so if you have a local shop that has Fish Hunter keep an eye out it should be showing up very soon. My Dad is Rueben he works there so i get to play and ee what i can do with a lot of the new colors. Puget Sound is one shop that i know has Fish Hunter.

    also if you want to see many more of my flies check out my facebook page. BeachMen Fly Tying
  15. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Thats cute. It's funny when people claim to be pros at anything on the internet. Anyway, cool fly.
  16. Beachmen Active Member

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    i did not claim it untill people told me i was.
  17. GAT Active Member

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    Beachmen, if you sell your flies at a commercial rate, that makes you a pro fly tyer. Doesn't matter, don't let anyone give you a bad time. It's a beautiful pattern.
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  18. Beachmen Active Member

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    thank you Gat.
  19. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Naming it Winter Hope's Up? ;)
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  20. daveypetey Active Member

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    Can't resist the urge to troll you troutdopemagic...

    Busted! HA! He is in fact a professional tier. Classic.
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