The Anything-But-Yarnies Thread

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jason Rolfe, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    crappy pic
    sorry
    It's the only one I have ever posted - now I know WHY!!
     
  2. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Thats purely for the purist snobs though.. AMIRITE?
     
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    Fish won't hit it if it's not real heron hackle.
     
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  4. fish-on

    fish-on Waters haunt me....

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    Looks good to me
     
  5. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I thought the ultimate fly was made of reverse wound Labrador duck and Spectacled Cormorant flanks, with a Guadalupe Petrel hackle.. Fish can't leave that thing alone.. Only thing better is Archeopteryx..
     
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  6. Keith Hixson

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  7. Keith Hixson

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    I'm ready for steelhead. Tie these in Orange, Black, Brown, Purple, Olive, and the Cinnamon. They work. :D
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    I am as well, good sir
     
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  9. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    Did a lot of wrappin' in South America the last couple months. Mostly sparse-n-wiggly rhea creatures I've been fishin the last couple years. Also some bunny leeches and a bunch of Neil's scandiball.

    The rhea bug (aka Beyoncé, junkyard jb, daddies new tux, etc) is as follows:

    Tube or 25mm waddington shank
    Tinsel or similar low bulk body wrapped forward
    .035" lead wire wrapped under dubbing bump
    Artic Fox spun in a loop for a prop
    Sparse layer of flash (maybe 20 pcs total)
    Rhea Feather split and hackled... 3 turns
    Marabou Feather tied in by stem and palmered... 3 turns
    Add Amherst, Grizz Hackle, rubber legs if desired
    Finish with 2-3 turns of stripped guinea, or any hackle of your choice
    JC eyes if desired.

    The less materials the more it breathes, casts, sinks and catches fish.

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  10. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    The fact that it's called "aka Beyonce" is enough to make me want to fish it.
     
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  11. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    fished the daddy's new tux aka beyonce these past two weekends, like Sean said above, the lack of material really makes it that much more fishy, the under water profile is huge for how much material is used and supa "squidy"
     
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  12. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    Daddies new tux is Neil's version... Sans rhea and he "wings" his flash while I tie my tubes "in the round." Same principle tho. Naming flies is kind of an evolving joke between friends. Neil is the king of naming flies, runs, boats, random characters on the river etc.

    But yeah, I got nothing that hasn't been done a million times before, but they are fun to tie, look at and fish well and I'd like to think they work well.
     
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  13. Andy D

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    Those are some some sweet looking ties.
     
  14. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    I've found lately that whether or not I tie a fly seems to depend just as much on how I think it looks as it does on how I think a steelhead will think it looks. If I see a fly that looks good, that has that certain sexiness to it, I'll more than likely try to tie it.

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  15. Randall Clark

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    If I fished with tips, I'd lose the eyes. Haven't really tested it other than to see how it "swims", and it does that very well...
     
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