Floating Baitfish Patterns

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#16
Thanks for everyones input and ideas. Keep them coming.
Searuns have been my salt fix lately, but I'm really looking forward to this summers salmon fishing.
SF
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#17
Just an FYI for those that like tying foam patterns. I've been having trouble locating some foam colors I wanted locally.
I made a quick stop into Michael's craft store today.
They have multi-color (4 sheets per color) packages of 9" x 12" closed cell foam sheets on sale for $5.90.
40 sheets should last me a lifetime.
SF

 
#19
The Michael's stuff is self-adhesive. I usually cut two pieces and stick them face to face. You can use two the same or two different colors that way. Once together, a good, large pair of scissors will trim them to the size you want and you are right. I bought a 12 pack about three years ago and am still using it though I don't tie foam flies often enough.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#20
Steve,
Michaels sells both adhesive and not adhesive foam. What I posted is non adhesive.

I messed around today beta testing some of the flies I posted. I ended up hooking three fish on the second fly in the first series of photos I posted.
It had a nice action.
I also got a very nice fish on a popper with a chartreuse head.
SF


 
#21
I just wanted to say that those are nice patterns that I think I've seen before or something similar in an old book of mine. I'll let you know what book but I think it was "Saltwater Naturals" by Roberts an East Coast fisherman.
 
#27
Guys: Really interesting discussion and flies. Going to make more effort chasing cutties on top in the Georgia Strait. Always thought it gets too rough in most areas from Nanaimo to Campbell River in the winter to find sea run cutties. Any opinions on that? Looks to me like you are fishing "relatively" sheltered areas in the winter. Any comments would be appreciated.
 
#28
Stonefish:
I like the looks of the fly with the chartreuse foam head. Could you provide a close-up picture of the fly? It looks like a standard deceiver fly with a foam (dink) head up front and a trailing hook (is this tied on a tube?). I have dabbled around with floating flies with only sporadic luck with src. thanks!
 
#29
Steve Rohrbach ties a cool popper/slider. I haven't played around with them enough to get a feel for what's the most efective, but I really liked the looks of it. It was tied with the Rainy's Pencil Popper (I think small) witht he pointy end forward as a slider rather than a popper. http://www.rainysflies.com/pencilpoppers.php I had Peninsula Outfitters order me some once as they seemed to be tricky to find in my area.

Edit: Looks like this post had a picture but the attachments aren't showing up for me. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/hood-canal-fishing-out-the-year.73314/
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#30
Stonefish:
I like the looks of the fly with the chartreuse foam head. Could you provide a close-up picture of the fly? It looks like a standard deceiver fly with a foam (dink) head up front and a trailing hook (is this tied on a tube?). I have dabbled around with floating flies with only sporadic luck with src. thanks!
Salty6,
The fly is just my poorly tied version of Leland's Beach Popper.
Here is a picture of it. Hope this helps.
SF