Easy pattern for Pinks?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Josh, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

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    man, now I have to notify the Speypages guys that you're using the wrong names for things again!

    This is a turd to the rest of the fly fishing community:

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    originally a bonerfish fly...replace the light brown with pink shizz, varnish for durability, and slay feesh. :cool:
     
  2. Loren Jensen

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    I donned Evan's flies 'The Pink Turdz' in the beginning of that ghey swap I strangley decided to host. So that's what a Pink Turd is to me. That fly, should be a Fuzzy Wuzzy Pinky Poopy Fly, weedguard optional.
     
  3. Jamie Wilson

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    I fish 3 or 4 different colored comet style flies - size 8 mostly - some with bead chain eyes and same fly with dumbbell eyes - very sparse and quick to tie. When they go off one color - like pink - I will throw a change up and it usually produces. Colors I like in addition to pink are all white, black with a white wing, and orange. PM me your address and I will send you a free sampler.
    Good luck!!
     
  4. nb_ken

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    Some good info here. I kinda had the same question.

    I've never fished for pinks. Bought some materials a couple of years ago but never got out then or tied anything up.

    I've been scanning this board for patterns so I'm glad Josh asked. My fallback was going to be a plain old pink clouser.

    Lefty Kreh says he's caught something like 4,815 different species of fish on a clouser (I may have the number wrong, but you get the idea.) I've caught my share off the beach with that pattern as well. Might bore a lot of tiers on this board and won't win any awards in a fly swap, but in a pinch, you can't argue with success.

    (This coming from a guy who, half the time, fishes for trout with a boring old adams. And catches fish.)
     
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Josh, here's a pic of my fly box I'm building up. I like sizes 8 and 10, sparsely tied. If you need specific instructions, let me know. But they're pretty basic and easy to do en masse

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  6. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    At the risk of making myself look even more stupid than I do normally, let me emphasize once again the "I am idiot about tying" aspect of my original post. It's just one of those things that, for some reason, is hard for me to wrap my head around.

    So specific instructions are very much appreciated.
     
  7. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Sure thing. I can even do a youtube video later if you'd like.

    Hook: Allen 3769 size 8 or 10
    Thread: Pink whatever you want
    Weight: medium or small beadchain eye
    Hair: Fluoro Fibre (http://www.pacificflyfishers.com/Catalog/ProductPages/Tying/TyingProdDetail/FluoroFibre.htm). You can also use anything else you'd like. I like the look of the Fluoro Fibre personally.

    Start by getting the thread started just a little over halfway up the shank, toward the eye of the hook. Tie in the bead chain eye by criss crossing around it several times, then cementing it in with head cement, or any other glue of your choice.

    run your thread back, almost to the bend, and tie in a pinch of your hair. Start with a few loose wraps, then tighten it down. For the ones on the right of the picture, I use thread for the body. So I just wrap thread all the way up to the bead chain eye, a few layers thick until I like the look of the budy. Then I wrap up the nose area in to a cone shape, then tie it off and cement.

    Really not a whole lot else to it. But I'll make a few youtube videos either tonight or tomorrow.
     
  8. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    That would rule. I really appreciate the effort. I also appreciate the hook suggestion since I have to order those lines anyway. I'll just add in some hooks as well.
     
  9. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Welp, looks like between the time I said that, and now, I left my tying materials at my dad's house ( I was there earlier) and that's 150mi away... So no videos will be happening today.
     
  10. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Don't you hate stuff like that?

    No worries though. Whenever you get around to it. Beggars can't be picky.
     
  11. golfman65

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    I tie them on size 6 or 8 tr700 salmon hooks for rivers, I use a tungsten bead at the head like a normal muddler...I go pretty sparse on the back...some silver wrap with a couple pink and clear flash and pink deer hair spun and clipped like a muddler at the head...

    Easy tie...I've found the bigger stuff or too bright of flash etc. and they don't hit it as readily...
     
  12. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Hey Evan, do you fish that pattern in the salt, fresh or both?
     
  13. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I fish them in both. I find that small, sparsely tied flies are almost always the ticket (well, always the ticket for me). The smaller I go, the more interest I get. It just gets to a point where the hook is so small that keeping them hooked is an issue. I find that size 8 and 10 is the happy medium.
     
  14. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Thanks for the quick reply ;)
     
  15. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Evan (or anyone),

    What are some other substitutes for Fluoro Fibre? I'm not sure I'm going to be able to find it locally and I'm not planning on heading down south towards the seattle area shops any time soon.