Winter Lake 3

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Irafly, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    I haven't decided what to tie. What I catch most fish on is probably similar what what Ira is going to tie. I could go with an all white little micro leech I've been trying for my local lake...

    Sweet flies Wayne!!
     
  2. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I'm tying a balance leech with a black tail and black and red body.
     
  3. Bob Newman

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    If there is still an opening i'm in.
     
  4. Travis Bille

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    I think I'm going to tie cone head crystal hackle bunny leeches. One will be white and olive, the other will be blacker than the inside of a coffin on a moonless night
     
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  5. Jeff Dodd

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    Travis. This sounds like a great pattern. Is there a link to a fly recipe you can suggest?

    Yesterday I tied John Barr's meat whistle for the first time. I am wondering if these flies are similar. While tying the meat whistle I was thinking it might do well at my local lake.
     
  6. troutpocket

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    Jeff - From what I've read, the meat whistle was originally designed to fish like a leadhead jig for bass. I've tied up a few on #2 90-degree bend jig hooks and they are a pain to cast, even with an 8wt rod. Last week I found this video that adapts the pattern for trout fishing. I think I'll give these a try sometime:

     
  7. Jeff Dodd

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    Yes!, that is the video I used to tie the meat whistle pattern. This was research for a pattern for our winter lake swap.

    I should have taken the time, like you, to look up John's original pattern so I would know the changes put in for trout.

    My attempt was on a size 10 jig hook and the gap between the small cone head and the hook point was not what I wanted. Next Allen order I will get some larger jig hooks to try. I also may tie this pattern with a slotted bead.?

    Have to give this some thought.
     
  8. Travis Bille

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    Just something I kinda tied up while tinkering around. It worked well Sunday on the Rogue River. It really comes alive in the water.
     
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    Dammit it's full. I guess that's what you get when you turn off the internet for your holiday... :confused:
     
  10. Travis Bille

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    Well hot damn, I think I'm all finished tying! 22 flies, right?
     
  11. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Yep, nice job! I'll send my address in the PM.
     
  12. Rod Wittner

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    I'm done!
    22 Bloody Black Leeches. Sizes 8 and 10.
     
  13. troutpocket

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    Finished mine just now. I was going to power through on a full-on Rickards bender but I'd forgotten that tying a decent seal bugger is quite the art project. So after 11 of those, I decided to pay tribute to another great leech-chucker, Tim Lockhart, who professes great affection for all things simiseal.

    I figured that Ira and Nick will provide good options for the leech-danglers among us . . .ya know, if you can get past the bobber . . .;)
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  14. Jeff Dodd

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    I tied 2 of Ira's Bloodworm pattern with one substitution, liquid lace in place of wire. I like the look of wire but my hope is this will last many many fish.

    I filled a liquid lace with mineral oil for the Swap Master, Ira. Ira, only use water based head cement with the liquid lace. It melts. I use wood floor glue. If you need some, I have enough to supply the entire forum with head cement!

    I will put them on your porch.


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