Lets see you Puget Sound beach flies....

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Thomas Williams, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Mark Mercer

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    Here's my beach box, I try and cover everything in one box....RIGHT!!! It is updated frequently but not recently, Huh ??
    You can tell I like alot a Cutthroat Squimps, clousers (tube and regular) and some flat wings. I think I need to tie some more and get a bigger box....

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  2. Tony Polizzi

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    Mark, what are the blank hooks for?
     
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    puget sound black threadworm hatch
     
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  4. Nick Clayton

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    I'm guessing for tubes...or changing out nicked up stingers
     
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    Hey Tony, Pat guessed it, I use them with a slip indie but only on a incoming tide and only on a full moon:)
    Nick is correct, I switch out the size of hooks for either cutt's, coho or great whites..... But you knew that !!!
     
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    This thread will be one for the archives "Legends".
     
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    The first photo shows my "go to" subsurface patterns which are tied on HMH small tube material except for two flies.

    The second photo shows my "go to" top water patterns which are are all tied on HMH micro tube material.


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    Diggin the Coho Popsicle Stick Larry! Nice adaptation. I use your original for SRC quite often. Do you have a recipe for the coho version?
     
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    A new tie to try out this weekend. Not my pattern but I used what I had. White over purple over chartreuse and topped with peacock krystal flash. Other flash in there too. I think it looks like it will fish!

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  10. Pat Lat

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    Nice shape on that one. It reminds me to ask If anyone has had poblems with the cut off part of the hook shearing through the stinger wire. My clippers tend to leave a sharp point that I will have to file down in the future. Haven't lost a fish because of it, but I have lose a couple perfectly good clousers because of it. Cut right through 15 lb mono this morning.
     
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    Yeah I noticed that the other day. I figure you could file it down, but I put a drop of uv cure on a couple and that seems to work so far. I kind of bridged the gap between the cut end and stinger loop.
     
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    Seems to work so far. Only fish to the beach surrounded by herring guys.

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    Well, I keep coming back to these. I like the chartreuse and pink combo because it seems to be coho's two favorite colors. I don't think they key in on one more than the other usually, but it can't hurt to have both. I use UV cure to make the back arc up and give it more profile.

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  14. Nick Clayton

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    Nice looking fly. I've seen that baby produce for Matt many times.

    I don't know if its just the picture but it seems like you have much more of the hook shank exposed than most of mine. I could see how it could cut the stinger or something. What do you use to cut the hook with?

    I've buses fish scale a bunch, but I just can't get away from bucktail. I was fishing a bucktail/fish scale combo earlier in the season in the same color pattern with good success early in the season.

    I really like wrapping a diamond braid body like that too. Brian suggested it to me and it really helps the fly pop, but also adds durability I think. I like to tie in the braid and then put down a coat of SHHAN on before wrapping the body. This really seems to help keep it together. The fly I was fishing today must have at least 8 fish under its belt and its still going strong.
     
  15. GLSteel

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    Hey guys, sorry to dredge up an old thread but I am having trouble deciding how big to tie these great patterns. How big are you guys tying them and what size trailer hook? (referring to the clousers with a trailer hook)? I just tied a bunch about 3" long, is that big enough for Coho?

    Thanks