What Src Fly's To Tie This Winter ?

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  1. skyrise

    skyrise Active Member

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    what would you guys suggest I should be tying for sea runs to use in winter/early spring?
     
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    Delias squid
    Any sculpin pattern, make it easy and use an olive woolly bugger
    FJ Shrimp in pink and orange
    3-4" long flatwing

    When the chum fry start showing the chum baby and the keta rose are good patterns
     
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  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Winter flies I've had good luck with. Haven't done much spring fishing for them in recent years.

    Sculpin (olive with yellow belly)
    Polychaete Worms
    Eusphausiids
    Johnson Beach Fly or similar orange patterns
    Olive over white clouser - good year round - add black bars with a saddle hackle or sharpie in the spring
    Roger's Delia Topwater Squid - Always have a couple in my box. I find the deeper we get into fall / early winter, the topwater bite seems to wane, at least for me where I like to fish. As soon as chum fry start showing up, it picks back up in the spring.
    Solid white, olive, orange or brown / tan woolly buggers
    Searun Bugger
    SF
     
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    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    In December I primarily fish sculpin patterns, amphipods, or attractors. I like the snot dart and a streamer made out of glow material I first saw at GHFS, although I'm sure there are other attractors that work as well. I've caught fish on small surface patterns like the cutthroat candy during winter as well.
     
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    Definitely Searun Buggers - by far my favorite SRC fly. They're pretty easy to tie, too. My favorite head/tail combos are chartreuse/chartreuse, orange/orange or brown, and "root beer"/brown.
     
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    Another vote here for Delia's Squid. Works great on rezzies as well.
     
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    This.

    Add some Squimps and Clousers and I'm covered for 90% of my src fishing.
     
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    thanks for the input guys.
    on the Delia squid i did some in light pink or flashy pink. would that be too much color ?
     
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    Skyrise,A little pink is great as is tan marabou for tail.
    I have had some success with a large bunny strip worm pattern
    Rezzies have been hammering a fly that is a mash up of a snot dart and a gel sand lance
    It says unfouled with all the short bites
    Basicly I replace the chenille wraps of the dart with some copper wire and cover with a tapered uv gel body
    Cheers all
     
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    TroutHustle New Member

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    On this subject,

    What's the forum's thoughts on go to salt water clouser hooks?
     
  11. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Expensive option - Tiemco 811S
    Inexpensive option - Gamakatsu SC 15
     
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    thanks SF!
     
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    flyfisherman_sean Fly fishing enthusiast.

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    I use diaichi 2546 for pretty much everything I tie. Mostly baitfish though. They're about $7 for a pack of 20. a good sculpin and shrimp pattern will get you through pretty much year round
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    I have a bunch of those 2546's. I know a lot of people like them, I just never use them much.
    SF
     
  15. Stuart_Stringer

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    Gami SC 15, I use them for pretty much everything in the salt.
     
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