Favorite winter steelhead patterns.

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

  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Hey, I never said you did give me one. I said a guide had a similar fly and claimed this was all you needed for winter steelhead. It was about the only thing he ever said to me I thought was really worth a damn.

    By the way nice post WW. I didn't know you could write this good.
     
  2. _WW_

    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    And I never said that you ever said...:) I put that in there just so you know you'll never get one!:p
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    _WW_, do you tie them inverted so that the hook point rides up and you really can put it down on the bottom?
     
  4. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Great post WW !
     
  5. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Great post!! WW
    Enjoy reading it!

    Mark
     
  6. JesseC

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    _WW_ best post of the year award.
     
  7. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    WW, that is sure a decent fly, I'm hoping that someday you will give me one just to piss kerry off.
     
  8. rick matney

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    Package of black and or purple bunny, Package of owner ssw size1 hooks, package of 6,8, or 10 beads of your choice(optional), 17lb P-Line, pair of dr slick mitten clamps and some superglue. Snell the hook then tie a blood knot however long you want your leech and poke a hole 1/2" from the end of the bunny strip and poke the hole with the hook eye cleaner and thread the line though down to the knot and superglue the it together. slide a bead down the line and poke the end of the rabbit strip through your hook. It may sound tough and time consuming but I assure you it is extremely simple and you will never have to tie a fancy intruder again...or any winter flies for that matter. If you want more weight add split shot in front of the bead or in the section behind the blood knot. adjust weight for desired depth. VWALLAH! no more tying at the vice...yes!
     
  9. Brady Burmeister

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    Hey, let's do a winter steelhead bead swap!:beathead:
     
  10. Flyborg

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    K I just picked up a bunch of these off Craigslist they should work great!

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  11. Panhandle

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    Yep, those will work. Just have to clean the shit off them first.
     
  12. Dustin Bise

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  13. golfman65

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    or you could throw this under an indicator like a couple buds did last year to experiment...these are hatchery fish and were promptly bonked...that said, these guys are die hard kamloop lake guys but was funny as hell that they got a few out of two different systems..just over the border...
     
  14. Rob Ast

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    Great, now I need to tie some giant chironomids before the Hoh down
     
  15. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Now THAT'S funny!