what do you think?

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

  1. Beachmen

    Beachmen Active Member

    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

    GAT Active Member

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

    Looks good to me.
  3. Beachmen

    Beachmen Active Member

  4. Beachmen

    Beachmen Active Member

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

    GAT Active Member

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

    Flyborg Active Member

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

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    Yes Flyborg
  8. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    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

    troutdopemagic Active Member

    Pro Tyer? lol
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  11. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    It looks pretty.
  12. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member


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

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  13. Beachmen

    Beachmen Active Member

    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

    Beachmen Active Member

    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

    troutdopemagic Active Member

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

    Beachmen Active Member

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

    GAT Active Member

    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

    Beachmen Active Member

    thank you Gat.
  19. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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

    daveypetey Active Member

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

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