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Re: Steelhead flies

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JackM I thought this was awesome.

http://steelheadalleyoutfitters.blogs ... eries-emerald-shiner.html


Does any one have tips on on tying this. I have been tying nymphs and eggs and a few drys . . .adams and mosquitos as well as foam ants and beetles. I think I am doing really well with it

This one looks a bit over my head but I would like to try it. I am artsy and enjoy a challenge.

I might email these guys and see if they will list some materials for me.

Posted on: 2009/8/6 13:08


Re: Steelhead flies

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You tie it like this...

what do you think?

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Posted on: 2009/8/6 13:49


Re: Steelhead flies

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What about the awesome tail on that one on the website??

Posted on: 2009/8/6 14:17


Re: Steelhead flies

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Yeah, I don;t think ot matters..If you do, add one. But not worth the tying time or money to buy one...this is just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.

Posted on: 2009/8/6 14:18


Re: Steelhead flies

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I just tought it was pretty cool that's all. I thought it may add some action to the tail. maybe if I tie some marabou on the back of a standard streamer like that almost like a wooly bugger.

Thanks for the opinion though.

Posted on: 2009/8/6 14:30


Re: Steelhead flies

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My gut feel is that fly Tom offered would be a superior fish catcher.

That other thing looks like something Fisher-Price turned out of a mold, although I did not spend a whole lot of time looking at it.

All the same, it (IMO) tends to be somewhat axiomatic in fly tying that attempting too much realism in fly design very often ends up causing a more unnatural look in the water.

There are, just for one example, a couple hundred virtually useless crayfish patterns that attest to this...


JMHO..

Posted on: 2009/8/6 14:37


Re: Steelhead flies

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Quote:

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I just tought it was pretty cool that's all. I thought it may add some action to the tail. maybe if I tie some marabou on the back of a standard streamer like that almost like a wooly bugger.

Thanks for the opinion though.


funny you should mention the bugger. WE once got into a bunch of croaker and I stuck a bugger on to see if they'd take those too...only wanted the damn Clouser. Shame too. I had a lot more buggers in my box. I did get some pompano to hit a bugger though.

Posted on: 2009/8/6 14:49


Re: Steelhead flies

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HAHA. Alright guys thanks for the advice.

All of that being said.

My go to is my cream sucker spawn usually tied with orange thread.

Also Tom, Nice photoshop on that second picture as well.
Awesome. HAHA.

Posted on: 2009/8/6 15:17


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Ryan,

What size princes do you find work best?

Posted on: 2009/8/12 15:56


Re: Steelhead flies

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Ryan,

What size princes do you find work best?



I have found that sz 14's are pretty good. I tie 12's and 16's, but the 14's seem to be best. I put a bead head on and about 10 wraps of lead, gotta get em down. When they're in there for a while (November, December) I seem to catch just as many on princes than on eggs, sometimes even more. It takes me a while to tie them, but they catch a decent amount of fish for me every year so it's worth it.

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Re: Steelhead flies

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Thanks.

I'll have to hit the vise to tie some soon.

Years ago, I read an article in fly fisherman about "go2nymphs". The basic idea is to replace the white biots with antron or poly.

I'll let you know how it works on steel.

Posted on: 2009/8/12 16:14


Re: Steelhead flies

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Thanks.

I'll have to hit the vise to tie some soon.

Years ago, I read an article in fly fisherman about "go2nymphs". The basic idea is to replace the white biots with antron or poly.

I'll let you know how it works on steel.



so pretty much a zug bug with a black biot tail lol.


I too have to hit the vice again. Tied up about 40 eggs a few weekends ago. The princes are time consuming so I usually set up a TV tray and watch a movie I've already seen and crank some out.

I got my eggs to about 13-15 an hour. When I started tying a GRHE took me 45 min lol.

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Re: Steelhead flies

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In Erie, you'll see far more days with low/clear water than prime conditions.
If you like fishing streamers, make sure you tie some unweighted patterns.
White is a good choice for sight fishing. Shenks White Minnow and white mudlers do well once they absorb enough water to sink and hold in mid column.
In prime flows, it's hard to beat a clouser.

Posted on: 2009/8/16 12:08


Re: Steelhead flies

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I agree I Princes take me forever to tie. I almost want to just buy them. HAHA.

I tried a bunch of really nice clousers this weekend like were suggested above. I used white buck tail some gray bucktail and a greenish iridescent orvis flashabou. Which give a real nice flash of the emerald shinner greenish silver.

Pretty proud of them hoping to catch some fish in a month or 2.

Posted on: 2009/8/18 14:38


Re: Steelhead flies

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how much longer can it take to put a bead on a zug bug and make due? I'd try it before you write it off.

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Posted on: 2009/8/18 14:42



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