Winter Lake 3

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Irafly, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. troutpocket Active Member

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    Jeff - From what I've read, the meat whistle was originally designed to fish like a leadhead jig for bass. I've tied up a few on #2 90-degree bend jig hooks and they are a pain to cast, even with an 8wt rod. Last week I found this video that adapts the pattern for trout fishing. I think I'll give these a try sometime:

  2. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    TP
    Yes!, that is the video I used to tie the meat whistle pattern. This was research for a pattern for our winter lake swap.

    I should have taken the time, like you, to look up John's original pattern so I would know the changes put in for trout.

    My attempt was on a size 10 jig hook and the gap between the small cone head and the hook point was not what I wanted. Next Allen order I will get some larger jig hooks to try. I also may tie this pattern with a slotted bead.?

    Have to give this some thought.
  3. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Just something I kinda tied up while tinkering around. It worked well Sunday on the Rogue River. It really comes alive in the water.
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  4. KevinLS Member

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    Dammit it's full. I guess that's what you get when you turn off the internet for your holiday... :confused:
  5. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Well hot damn, I think I'm all finished tying! 22 flies, right?
  6. Irafly Active Member

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    Yep, nice job! I'll send my address in the PM.
  7. Rod Wittner Active Member

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    I'm done!
    22 Bloody Black Leeches. Sizes 8 and 10.
  8. troutpocket Active Member

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    Finished mine just now. I was going to power through on a full-on Rickards bender but I'd forgotten that tying a decent seal bugger is quite the art project. So after 11 of those, I decided to pay tribute to another great leech-chucker, Tim Lockhart, who professes great affection for all things simiseal.

    I figured that Ira and Nick will provide good options for the leech-danglers among us . . .ya know, if you can get past the bobber . . .;)
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  9. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    I tied 2 of Ira's Bloodworm pattern with one substitution, liquid lace in place of wire. I like the look of wire but my hope is this will last many many fish.

    I filled a liquid lace with mineral oil for the Swap Master, Ira. Ira, only use water based head cement with the liquid lace. It melts. I use wood floor glue. If you need some, I have enough to supply the entire forum with head cement!

    I will put them on your porch.


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