What flies do you swing for trout?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by james.jimenez, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. james.jimenez Active Member

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    I have a ton of 24 hour duty days this month. I am tying flies for my swinging box and I would like to gather some ideas from you all. Here is what I have so far.. Pleas post pics of your, if you don't mind me trying to mimic them. Thanks everyone!!!

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    Next 24 hour duty day I am thinking of small calf tails...
  2. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Bigger- nastier streamers. Something with eyes, rubber legs
  3. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Take a look at some of the sculpins Thomas Mitchell tied that Mcnasty has posted. That recent trophy wife pattern looks good. Check out the belly dancer pattern. I prefer to tie and swing/strip cone or bead headed bunny and marabou leeches with stinger hooks.
  4. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    How about a soft hackle box and the different styles of North Country flies? Your Loch flies are a variation of North Country flies.
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  5. Alexander Fishon

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    Zonkers! Look up Zonkers, Autumn Splendor, bunny leeches, soft hackle flies.
  6. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    Wooley Buggers, Streamers, Soft Hackles all work well. Sometimes Smaller Soft Hackle will out fish the bigger flies.
  7. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Orange and fl. Flame marabou cone head on a tube. Small summer run steel size with #4 stinger has caught several trout for me. All on accident, but works :)
  8. Gary Knowels Active Member

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  9. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    This guy works every once in a while
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  10. james.jimenez Active Member

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    HOW IS THIS FOR A SOFT HACKLE? 6/0 black thread, black rabbit fur, shiny rib, some sort of hackle..

    I typically tie smaller flies when fishing for trout. Mainly because when I am at home I fish the smaller river and avoid the larger ones. The larger ones are usually to far or I'm just to lazy. Also, the largest trout I have eve caught was on a size 18 hook. This is my 23in brown!!! image.jpg
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  11. Gary Knowels Active Member

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  12. Beachmen Active Member

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    my favorite streamer/minnow pattern. its very asy to tie and works good for both swinging and stripping. i tie from size 10-2 Bob Wood's Hairy Carry.JPG
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  13. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    are those just marabou and ice dubbing and a wire rib?
  14. Beachmen Active Member

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    Here is the recipe.
    Tail/wing/chin. All ringneck pheasant rump
    Body. Ice Dub brushed out. NO wire rib though on my steelhead ones I do
    Also about 8-15 raps of lead. Up to you on size. I go .025
    Hook. Daiichi 1750. Or any 4x long streamer hook.

    For salmon/steelhead I go with an alec Jackson
  15. Alexander Fishon

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    Hit this link for some soft hackles I'm talking about, I tied those and you can nymph fish those and end them with a swing. Very effective flies, Trout love them! :) Partridge feathers are good and so are Starling feathers. For a while I was on a soft hackle only trip and I tied nearly every nymph I fished with soft hackles. :D

    http://goodflies.weebly.com/soft-hackle-flies.html
  16. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Thanks those look sweet
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  17. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Muddlers and soft hackles .
    :p No need to complicate things .
  18. Beachmen Active Member

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    no problem. they do work well. I think in total I have about 25 different variations of this pattern as far as colors go. I fish it for about anything. trout, salmon, summer steelhead, carp, bass, perch, the list goes on and on.
  19. RogueBum Spey casting for Steelies year round

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    Second on the muddlers. Best fly ever. Sometimes I'll throw in a weighted bugger or silver hilton.
  20. james.jimenez Active Member

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    Here is a quarter of a completed box. my wet flies, pixie minnows, and a peeping caddis. How long does it take most to fill a box? I think it is taking me longer than most.. But I feel that I am coming along pretty well in my fly tying career.

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