The Anything-But-Yarnies Thread

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

  1. Darthmonkey

    Darthmonkey Active Member

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    I don't think so. The main goal when tying an intruder is to create a large silhouette without using a lot of materials and yet still maintain a "buggy" look to it. Lately a lot of folks just take a bunch of marabou or rhea and mash it on a shank, but when it swims it doesn't hold a profile and generally fails at being an intruder.
    The Temple Dog is a hairwing that grew too big for normal hooks. Honestly, if you just take a piece of arctic fox and mash it on a tube swing it through some choice water you'll get some follows. So when you have this four inch long piece of temple dog swimming through there with some goodies attached, it will generate some curiosity/anger from fish.
    What keeps the TD from fouling? The same thing that keeps the intruder from fouling.
    A. Make good casts
    B. Visualize the fly and how it is swimming through the swing making adjustments
    C. Periodically bring the fly in to check on it
     
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  2. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    No shit. Some of my prettiest (on the bench), early intruders immediately turned into technicolor noodles when swung. FAIL. But my underwing lessons I learned have been fruitful.
     
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  3. PT

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