Favorite winter steelhead patterns.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Yes I'm bored. Been stuck at home with two sick kids.bawling:

    I haven't fished an egg sucking leach pattern in a long time. Do you guys still fish them? Seems like the craze of intruders and such have put the old stand buys in the archaic closet.

    Please attach pictures. The one I like the most will be selected to send me a dozen. I'll pay the postage. :thumb:
     
  2. SHARP

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    Green Butt
    Purple Peril
    Freight Train
    Intruders for spey
    Pick ur Pocket, various colors

    Leeches. Have ton have not caught anything on them in awhile. the big ugly intruders are cool and fancy, however I still think small and sparse are the main, for me at least.
     
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    Reverse marabou. Easy to tie, sinks quickly, big profile. But I ain't one to gossip so you didn't hear it from me.
     
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    speyforsteel Degenerate Caster

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    Skagit minnow tube
    or eggs
     
  5. almostacatch

    almostacatch Let it Angle on the Dangle

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    Variations of the Hoh-bo with more or less dressing depending on clarity and conditions. They're not as ornate as intruders but work well in skinnier water with a medium MOW tip and a switch rod. The materials are readily available and easy enough to whip out.
     
  6. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Uhhm, I thought I indicated pictures as an imperative part of this thread.
     
  7. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    nice thread! I am just thinking to tie more flies too... photo would be appreciated!

    Mark
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Uber Trill Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy crap, do we need to tie them on and cast them for you too?

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18693-2011-steelhead-flies-on-tubes-swap.html
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18683-2011-down-n-dirty-steelhead-fly-swap.html
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18665-2010-steelhead-swapreinterpret-the-classics.html
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18622-2010-pink-steelie-swap.html

    Tough not to find a few that really call to you out of this group of possibilities. What do you fish currently? I hear you are a prime time fish slayer. A peek into your fly box would be nice if you'll share!
     
  9. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    What you hear is true. :ray1:

    I almost exclusively use sparser-lower profile intruders in purple/blue, black -green variations. I too am not a big fan of large profile flies. I'll post some pics in the morning from inside the box of the Panhandle.:rofl:
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I like sparser intruders too. But big and nasty have their place. For hatchery fish, though, its exclusively sparse, and usually pink
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    8mm? or 12?
     
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    Favorite Winter Steelhead Pattern: Sol Duc Spey
     
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    When posting photos becomes as user friendly as an email attachment, I'll post some photos. Meanwhile, it just ain't worth my time. Sorry Pan. Come to the HohDown and you can peruse my flybox, but I don't have a full dozen of anything. Besides, I usually try to glean flies from other tiers. I don't think I'm lazy, my eyesight just isn't what it used to be and I have to wear these damn high power glasses to tie.

    Sg
     
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