SBS DFL's Popsicle Stick

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  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Eric requested I post my Popsicle Stick fly that I use for sea run cutthroat and coho. I do some modifications (not shown here) for coho. It is a simple fly, yet effective. It can also be tied with epoxied eyes or stinger style. Size 6 for cutthroat and 4 for salmon. Note that the wings are tied and pulled to the "upside" of the hook leaving the lower front half of the body exposed.

    Hook: Daiichi 2546
    Thread: Florescent Hot Pink-Ultra Thread #70
    Body: Florescent Hot Pink thread
    Tail: Grayish-white or white Arctic Fox
    Overtail: Electric Shrimp pink Angel Hair
    Rear upper wing: Hot Pink Polymarabou, bucktail or squirrel tail
    Middle wing: Medium or light pink bucktail or squirrel tail
    Overwing: Chartruese squirrel tail or bucktail


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  2. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Very nice fly; thanks for the SBS.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
  3. Big E

    Big E Active Member

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    Nice one Larry...very well presented.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Nice job Larry, thanks for the SBS. I can personally vouch for how awesome this fly is on the beach. I'll be tying up some more soon.
     
  5. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Pink and chartruese are colors of the patterns that work the best for me when it comes to catching steelhead so I like that one a lot!