Albacore Flies

GOTY

9x Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
Here's the stuff I have. Hair is in the 5-7" range, mainly right around 5"

This will make a nice Saury blue. Also have a chartreuse. Got this stuff from a fly tying contest I won, guess I'll put it to work.



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tallguy

Active Member
Here's the stuff I have. Hair is in the 5-7" range, mainly right around 5"

This will make a nice Saury blue. Also have a chartreuse. Got this stuff from a fly tying contest I won, guess I'll put it to work.


I entered the "Ugliest Fly of 2020 That Will Never, Ever Catch a Fish and is Tied by a Total Inept Idiot" (better known as UFTWNECAFATIBTII 2020) contest too. Congrats, I'll have to try again next year.
 

SilverFly

Active Member
Taking the previous pearl braid over foam idea, another step by pre-shaping the foam with loosely tensioned thread wraps to develop the taper. This one came out a bit heavier than I was thinking but does float OK, if low in the surface film and slightly nose down.
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SilverFly

Active Member
Another flatwing, I find them irresistible LOL
Nayat and bucktail.

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Crazy to think summer before last I was shamelessly begging to fill a couple of charter seats. Now, here it is only March, we've got a dedicated albacore fly tying thread with almost 300 replies, AND gorgeous JC flies that will be taking some real class offshore this year. That's gotta mark some kind of turning point, or milestone in PNW fly fishing.
 

Bagman

Active Member
So I’m just about done with my Albacore flys. I’ve tied up a few baitfish patterns, as well as some that I call Prom Queens. They are most likely never to be seen in our ocean, they should dance like their namesake. The prom Queens are colors that can be seen as their normal colors at 60 feet, my idea is to try a few of the prom Queens just to see if size and movement are as important, or even more important as color/match the hatch. I can hardly wait to try these out.
 

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