Anybody got a killer Stickleback pattern they want to share?

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  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    You may be right. I just can't remember. I'm hoping Mark Mercer takes a look - he'll know.
    Jack
     
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    Bert Registered Potamophile

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    Mottled turkey quill.
     
  3. Mark Mercer

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    Good call Pat.... Mottled Peacock Secondary Wing Quills. I think the Rolled Muddler would be hard to beat as a pattern. As hard as GP tail is to work with, it would look really cool, hummmm....Jack, I think you ought to tie one up and show us.

     
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    Bert,
    At first I thought the same thing especially as I had the feathers mixed in with a bunch of definite turkey feathers. I knew they were something a bit more "exotic" though.
    Thanks for your reply.
    Jack
     
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    Thanks Mark. I was hoping you would see them.
    I'm going to try the peacock and the GP and tie up a few.
    Jack
     
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    Jack, Great! Don't forget to show us the results.
     
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    correct
     
  8. Jack Devlin

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    Here is a comparison photo: Known Turkey on the left, feather-in-question on the right.
    Similar for sure but I now am positive is peacock..
    ????????
    Jack DSC00875.JPG
     
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    Bert Registered Potamophile

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    Oy! Before I saw your picture I would have bet the farm but now I am convinced that you, Pat, and Mark are correct.
     
  10. Jack Devlin

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    Bert,
    Definitely Peacock. Don't tell Mark ;) but I went on Lamplight Feathers website and looked at their peacock to confirm.
    Jack
     
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    Now that I'm shut out of the Cheakamus lakes (lost my free place to crash lol) I thought I might share this. Took me a year or so to figure out that the big cutts in Alta Lake were keying in on lone sticklebacks that got stuck up in the salad and in the cattails on more than one lake in the Cheakamus/Birkenhead area. Having watched them from the tube you can tell when a big boy is cruising, they will shoot out underneath for deeper water. The first time I dreamed this one up I caught the most big cutts 20-24" in a few hours that I will likely ever catch. It's a mashup of several BC stickleback patterns and I did a lot of experimenting to settle in on this one. Tail olive strung maribou, body olive pearl chenile or similar, rib any green flashabou (or not, doesn't seem to add anything), underwing any type of green or olive krystal flash, wing white maribou (I bet ostrich would look good too), overwing black holographic or just black flashabou, throat red polar fibers, lead eyes painted (probably unnecessary). You need the weight up front to make it dart around. I used to do the pearl e-z body but it's a not really necessary. Also I used to do the three spines from goose quill but they are a pain in the butt, always got destroyed by the first fish and don't seem to add anything. Fish it hard and fast, great big strips the faster the better with just a little pause. They will hit it like a freight train, often on the first strip.
     
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