2004 SRC Swap-Little Stone's Chum Baby


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    1. Rob Blomquist

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      Registered: March 2004
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      Date: 3-7-04
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    This is cool. do you ever get short strikes, that you are aware of?
    #1 3-7-04 5:32pm

    Jay Allyn

    The Poor-Student Fly Fisher
    Here's what Bob wrote:

    My SRC fly is the "Little Stone's Chum Baby"

    It is a smolt or fry pattern, great in spring but seems to work year round, in lakes and freshwater rivers too. It has been very successful for me in the salt. I have worked on this pattern for over three years of nearly year-round fishing for sea run cutts in the salt.

    I fish it on floating lines with a long leader; 9-12 feet
    in length.

    Size 6 hook, Daiichi saltwater,
    medium shank, crushed barb,(always).

    I never use bigger or longer hooks for fear of injuring the sea-run cutthroats. In spring especially, some of the fish can be very small and quick to take a fly. When this happens I usually move, but I always use a small hook on my flies.

    1/8" bright brass bead.

    I also tie this in size eight,on a bronze or plated hook, with a smaller bead.

    Mylar Holographic tinsel Body, two layers, and you can use a light wire rib if they are tearing them up.

    Wing is Fox Squirrel Tail, (it seems to have the color they want. And that color is a lot like the immature salmon I see around here),tied sparse with 1/8" gap from back wraps to bead.

    Two strands pearl crystal flash into each side of wing, and trimmed a bit long, even longer than the wing.

    Collar over wing thread wraps, to fill gap behind bead, is peacock herl- tied in threes and roped into the thread ala Alec Jackson's style.

    You can also use natural squirrel tail, silver bead, rainbow crystal flash- for silver effect of small baitfish.

    Other variations can include; a soft hackle collar, peacock herl tip overwing, Ostrich herl collar, and other color combinations of dyed squirrel tail.
    But I already did a lot of that and this is what I have found works best for me up here.

    Sometimes the sparser the better. Especially in spring. I have had this fly get torn up so bad that all there is left on the hook is about ten or so hairs and a single strand of crystal-flash and a remnanat of the collar- and they are still biting the thing!

    Bob Triggs/Little Stone Flyfisher
    #2 3-12-04 8:49pm

    doc holiday

    kayak flyfisher
    many thanks....doc
    #4 4-10-06 10:07pm

    Sea-run cuuthroat are not short strikers. If anything they are inhalers. Don't concern yourself about trailing hooks or do anything to change this pattern. It is a doozy , as designed by Mr. Triggs. My only complaint is that Robert came out with it AFTER my new cutthroat book was published.
    Good Fishing,
    Les Johnson
    #6 3-15-07 12:30pm


    Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
    Nice tie! I don't put many beads on my Searun Cutt flies, since I would think that it creates a jigging action. I like using a floating line, but use my intermediate or type 6 line more often. I'll definitely tie up this pattern though!
    #7 3-17-07 2:37pm

    Nick Andrews
    This is my favorite spring fly for SRC's and have had many, many twenty fish days with this fly.
    #8 3-24-08 4:46pm

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