Flies that make PS anglers go hmmmm....

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  1. d. rose

    d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Puget Sound implications?

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    Hmmmmm....
    I suppose if there were barbell eyes underneath it'd help it track without spinning during strips. Casting would also be an interesting experience.
     
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    d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    I've definitely seen a lot of these little guys running around in the shallows in the south Sound at certain times of year. You're right it's probably horrible to cast and bordering on a "lure" but I thought interesting.
     
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    bet it works on SRC
     
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    Looks great, wonder how it fishes!
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    Aside from the hackle, what's the body made of?

    A good cripple pattern if it swims irratically?
     
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    Looks like the body is made of an old leather shoe?
     
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    d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    I believe the body as made out of "Bug Skin" or something similar to a thin sheet of rubber/latex.
     
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    I think it is leather actually
    or you can use foam

    I saw a recipe for it on an East Coast fly tying site
    used for strippers

    was thinking about tying one up never got around to it

    maybe now I will if I can find recipe for it
    I seem to recall it mostly glued more than tied
    thats how you get the hackle on the ends
    glued between two sheets of leather one dark one white
     
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    tied one last night
    made me go Hmmmmmm....
     
  13. d. rose

    d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Should give credit where credit is due. The name of the fly I posted is called Furimsky's Bugskin Flatfish.

    Kelvin, I think I like the Flounder Around even better. Now to work up the resolve to actually "tie" that thing.....
     
  14. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    The Furimsky boys run The Fly Fishing Shows around the country, as in our former Bellevue show. Nice guys and they love to fish.

    I tie a similar pattern (for striped bass) but without the foam, I use some Softex painted on both sides of the feather. And less weight.

    For Sea Run Cutthroat Trout I think you will need to tie this on a much smaller hook, like size six or eight and a shorter shank too.

    Some of the pocket estuaries and tidal lagioons that I fish near hold tremendous numbers of juveniles just like this pattern.
     
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    first cut
    dont laugh too hard