Pattern Dry Falls Here I Come

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  1. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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    The Plunger - Rainbow (the first one)
    This fly is of my own creation and has caught big trout from dry falls to montana and largemouths in texas. A true big fish fly
    While we are on the topic of my steamers heres a few more
     

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    Dan, do you think I could get a recipe for that? Or is it a secret weapon? It's a really nice fly and looks like ti would be good for Dry Falls.
     
  3. Dan Soltau

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    Yeah, but it is primitive and open for interpretation.

    The Plunger
    Back Hook - Break the bend off your trash hook
    Under Marabou - White, or for other styles lighter than the top
    Back Top - Small piece of rabbit, same as the front half
    Body - Something with some red
    Aticulation - Run 20 lb mono through and loop it and then put that through beads (you can use regular bead heads or craft beads in hot colors depending on how heavy you want it)
    Body - The chenille I use is some custom stuff found in Arricks in est Yellowstone
    Front Hook - Long Shank, Wide Gape, Bass Style, look at the gamagatsu saltwater SS15
    Head - Peice of foam cut to look like a sculpin head, cut it odd shaped if you want some sweet action
    *This fly will most likely be in the next class of Solitude Fly Company
     
  4. Jeff Hale

    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    Dan-that fly is tight! Do the weighted beads on the dacron cause the back of the fly to sink versus the head of the fly? Do you weight the underbody of the front hook to get the head to dip and dive? How long do you normally tie that thing? 3-4 inches? Thanks, Jeff
     
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    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    Here is my version of the Plunger. It doesn't look as good as Dan's. I put a red-cone head on it, and the foam and doll eyes makes it look like a hybrid between a mouse and a sculpin. Not unlike the egg sucking leech; the mouse sucking sculpin!
     
  6. Dan Soltau

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    noice super fly,
    I tied it as a merger between a mouse and sculpin but i generally fish it on a type 8 tip so it acts as a hurt or fleeing sculpin. I use the beads for a little weight and also as rattles to make some noise;)
     
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    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    Dan-here is a little better attempt at the Plunger, but I still cut the head a little too small for the size of the fly. But I love the idea of the beads for "rattle", weight, and color.
     
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    Nice, just keep practicin the deer hair spinning, it will come with time! Those will definatly catch some fish
     
  9. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    I will have to post some of my recent dry falls tying exess, gimme an hour or so.
     
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    Typical, all talk and no photos.

    You'll prob post those pics the same time you send me my flies, rite, rite?
     
  11. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Dude i just tied 4 doz flies and none of them are related to dry falls. I am burned out. I actualy have never caught a fish or tied a fly or held a fly rod.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I'm beginning to believe you :p :p :p :p :beathead: :beathead: :beathead:

    Jim