Opening day - what are you tying on?

Chris Bellows

Your Preferred WFF Poster
#31
Do you fish clouser/deceiver style stuff or S&A patterns when chasing silvers or pinks? That is, when you're not trying to entice them to kill something on top?

Curious what you'd fall back on when trying to get people (you included) into fish. Not looking for secrets, just generalities.
I have no secrets when it comes to fly patterns. When I absolutely, positively have to hook a coho I fish a flashtail chartreuse/white clouser or half & half. I'm sure the Shock and Awe's kick ass too, but fishing offshore I have yet to really need anything else.

imo, the flashtail is the key. having flash move independently of the rest of the fly is a trigger. I once sat on a baitball near Duncan Rock for 30 minutes as coho crashed it. A fly tied with a flashtail got hit every drop where non-flashtail flies didn't work near as well.
 

JayB

Active Member
#32
I have no secrets when it comes to fly patterns. When I absolutely, positively have to hook a coho I fish a flashtail chartreuse/white clouser or half & half....imo, the flashtail is the key.
Thanks for sharing that idea.

Any pics? If not - by flashtail are you referring to flash that you secure in between the chartreuse/white on your clousers that runs along the entire length of the body, or is it flashy material that you secure further down on the fly? Sounds like the latter of the two, but I thought I'd make sure.
 

Chris Bellows

Your Preferred WFF Poster
#34
Thanks for sharing that idea.

Any pics? If not - by flashtail are you referring to flash that you secure in between the chartreuse/white on your clousers that runs along the entire length of the body.
yes, and just make sure it extends past the fibers of whatever material makes up the bulk of your clouser... i like at least 1/2"
 
#35
I'm definitly going to make an effort to meet you guys on the water this year. Gotta find my first ocean coho! I've lost the couple I managed to hook. I usually get way too excited and head out two weeks before the run starts, this year, I'm going to try and pace myself!
 

mtskibum16

Active Member
#36
I'm definitly going to make an effort to meet you guys on the water this year. Gotta find my first ocean coho! I've lost the couple I managed to hook. I usually get way too excited and head out two weeks before the run starts, this year, I'm going to try and pace myself!
We'd love to have you Steve!
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#37
OK. You nitwits have gotten me stoked. I'm going exploring early tomorrow morning and see what I can find. We may all be on the verge of making those guys east of the Cascades start drooling soon! :)
 

wadin' boot

Donny, you're out of your element...
#38
If this season of taking call ever ends, my opener may be about three weeks hence, I may yet have what I like to call an Edward Snowden on:


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I'll mash that barb yet...

But If I get out sooner probably some messy prospector like thing such as:

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