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Salmon Chaser

Wannabe Spey God
#31
Been down for the last week with a virus,, lost everything on my pc,, i mean everything. Just got it back today and am starting from square one. I'll have my flies done and off to you in the next week. Prolly looking at a Black Ghost and a Magog Smelt
Salmon Chaser
 

Keaten LaBrel

Formerly Tyinbugs
#32
Hey guys just wanted to let you know that i won't be able to send the flies out until mon. april 6 b/c my spring break falls between March 27-April 5 and i'll be busy slayin fish on the Mo and Bighorn rivers. you guys can send me the flies whenever you want...i just won't be able to send them out until i get back...so the due date will be anytime as long as i have them by april 6 so they can go out that day!
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#34
Found a pattern that looked appealing to me at Hawkins River Outfitters called the "Little Rascal". Of course I modified it a bit to make it look like another rabbit strip, hackle and maribou pattern...had the stuff and tied up a set. The first three sucked, so they made it into my box. I think these merit a spot in a streamer box...

Hook - down eye streamer size 6 3XL
Head - gold bead
Tail - narrow white rabbit, I cut it myself
Body - same rabbit strip up 2/3 of the shank
Flash - both lateral lines and over top
Under hackle - olive dyed hen 4 wraps
Over hackle - white maribou 4 wraps

Meaty enough to bring up a big bow, brown or bull? Do trout like white meat?

The Matuka pattern I'm pondering will be dark and meaty. Do trout like dark meat?
 

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seanengman

Trout have no politics
#37
Just me and maybe a few others out there, but I have found that cones or dumbells work better on streamers. Just my 2/10th's of a cent but figured you may want to try it if you haven't yet. Damn good looking fly. I love white patterns, they always seem to work when all else fails. Tight lines.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#38
That's it...well great. I like the olive that just peeks out of the white maribou hackle. I've got some cones that I'll be putting on another streamer. I did not want to only tie heavy as hell tougher to cast patterns and settled on the smallish gold bead. I've not fished streamers much other than buggers. Do some use unweighted patterns? Maybe lead wraps instead of beads/cones? I got some new streamer feathers to work on the other pattern, not sure how it will develop just yet. Thanks!
 

seanengman

Trout have no politics
#39
That's it...well great. I like the olive that just peeks out of the white maribou hackle. I've got some cones that I'll be putting on another streamer. I did not want to only tie heavy as hell tougher to cast patterns and settled on the smallish gold bead. I've not fished streamers much other than buggers. Do some use unweighted patterns? Maybe lead wraps instead of beads/cones? I got some new streamer feathers to work on the other pattern, not sure how it will develop just yet. Thanks!
The only time I fish un-weighted patterns is with a sink tip. Lead and beads is never a bad idea. Often with cones I make a smallish wrap of lead to slide just under the rear lip of the cone. That can be used to keep the cone tight to the eye and prevent the cone from slipping and spinning.
 

chattmr

has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)
#43
do you care to hear my opinion?
Wow! Not many people would ask permission before launching in. Good on you SE!

I agree that weight is almost always appropriate on the streamers. The only time I use unweighted ones is on a sinking line, and then only when I want to drift/twitch them in the current. I do sometimes fish floating streamers (in fact, I am tying some for this swap) on a sink line with aggressive movement...
 

chattmr

has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)
#44
By the way Mumbles, those will slay the Stripers and Hybrids we fish for down here. Can't wait to try them out...
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#45
Sorry that I've really been dragging on this one. I finished my white morsels a while back and posted a photo. Last night I finished my grey and natural ones. I realized today that I had omitted the weighted eyes that were recommended when I posted the white ones' photo a while back. I then proceeded to add them. I cemented the base and top so the eyes should hold up well. I've also started tying a black pattern that is weighted under the body wraps (I prefer a weighted fly not be weighted by barbell eyes I guess). So far only three have left my vice and not gone into my own box (where the lesser quality flies end up so that I'm not embarassd sending them to you because I'll fish them). I'm hopeful to tie up the five remaining black patterns so that you all get one...I've just found my surplus of rabbit much easier to work with than one type of yarn, two types of peacock herl, hackle feathers as streamers, two types of actual hackle counter wrapped to keep it from spinning the shit out of your leaders and then finishing. This black pattern is a pain in the ass (now would be a good time to say it looks killer if you want me to finish enough for you to try one).

Photos below...where is my Makers Mark...I'm done tying for today.:beer2:
 

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