Chum Fry Revisited

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Mercer, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I tied this " li'l chummee" tonight and used a grizzly hackle tied flatwing style to simulate parr markings. I'll make a few more and give em a try. View attachment 13552
     
  2. Rob Ast

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    Jackd, nice fly. What is your wing material? Beautiful job on the head and painted eyes.
     
  3. Mark Mercer

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    Thats sweet, great idea using a flat wing, should be a killer! Like you said earlier, cutts should inhale all of these...
     
  4. Jack Devlin

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    Underwing is some grayish/white "fluff" from the base of a grizzly hackle. Next is a grizzly hackle tied flat. On top of that is some grey squirrel and some fox squirrel. The throat is just some red schlappen. I always like to have some red. THe next few I made with the "wing" a bit longer.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Very nice fly Jackd. I might need to have some of those!
     
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    Jackd awesome looking fly!
     
  7. SccrBecks08

    SccrBecks08 water-logged

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    Mark - thank you. I'm just now getting into the SRC game and your step by step breakdown of a fry pattern will do me a lot help tying. I noticed a few in the shallows during my last outing.
     
  8. Mark Mercer

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    Thanks, I'm glad you like the fly and the step by step.
    Thats great that you've spotted some fry, I haven't yet, but have caught fish on this pattern last time out, so I'm sure there are fry around and more every day. When I fished this pattern last year it worked really well and has a nice transparent profile to it, I'm looking forward to finding some fry in numbers and cutts just going nuts after them, can't wait!!!
     
  9. Jack Devlin

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    Mark, your initial posting and flies have inspired me for sure. I'm on a chum fry quest! Here's one I tied today. Looks good in the water. Will give it a try this weekend. View attachment 13591
     
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  10. Mark Mercer

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    Jackd, now that fly is going to get some cutts motivated into a feeding frenzy for sure! Nice job, now I'm thinking maybe a
    little flash of some kind might be good in my original pattern, thanks for the idea.
     
  11. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Finally got a chance to sit down at the vise after two weeks... Brutal. This fly has been in the design department in my head longer than that. Had it planned out right down to the materials... weird how you can dream up a fly during work and other obligations and watch it morph without ever being at the vise.

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    Steve, that's a great-looking fly! Is the wing two feathers over bucktail?
     
  13. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    These are some really nice-looking bugs, gentlemen!!
     
  14. Jack Devlin

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    Steve - I like your fly especially the gold hook.
    I tied this one up last night. It is a fry pattern we use in Alaska on dollies and rainbows and even salmon. I think it will work on Sea-Run Cutts.
    According to its originator, the two most dominant features of small fry are their eyes and parr markings. Mark nailed it with his pattern. This pattern: oval gold body, blue-dun schlappen throat, grizzly hackle sides,blue-dun buck tail underwing with a bit of squirrel tail, pearl krystal flash topping. It was late when I tied this fly and I now see that I left out a bit of red for the gills. Will add it on the next one.

    the t View attachment 13617
     
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  15. Mark Mercer

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    Holy Fry Batman!!! This is getting out of control....you guys are coming up with some "way cool" (I'm a old hippy musician) patterns. You guys are giving me too many idea's. Now I'm on overload.

    Steve yours is off in a whole new direction using a steelhead hook, tag, wire rib and all, great idea!

    Jackd, no question about that one working, nice!