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Re: Streamers

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I like the looks of those buggers.

I prefer a beefier body on my zonker patterns, but still a nice tie.

Posted on: 2010/2/2 11:12


Re: Streamers

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Thanks bam.

How do you tie your zonkers?

Posted on: 2010/2/2 11:19


Re: Streamers

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Nice ties, Jay. The 2nd picture is my go to bugger pattern (when I do fish them). Zonker could be a bit beefier as bam said. But awesome ties all together.

Posted on: 2010/2/2 11:33
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Re: Streamers

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If I get around to it I'll post a couple pics tonight. I usually tie the body similar to a bugger just because it's so simple. If I'm using silver or gold piping, I'll build up a thick underbody of yarn before slipping it over the hook shank and tying in.

Superglue is key when tying big flies on big hooks wrapped with lead and I can't believe I wasn't using it before but I picked up some G2X thread? recently. Wow! What a difference when tying these patterns. It's a very smooth thread, but boy can you torque it. Beats snapping 6/0 uni on my big buggers.

J

Posted on: 2010/2/2 15:14


Re: Streamers

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thats a good tip Bam i'll have to try that thread...waxed monochord works good too...

jeff

Posted on: 2010/2/2 16:41


Re: Streamers

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Jay,

How long are those hooks? I think these are 4 or 5xl.

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Posted on: 2010/2/2 18:08


Re: Streamers

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they look like mustad 9672 size 2's I use them on my big flies.

Posted on: 2010/2/2 18:20
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Re: Streamers

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i use 4x orvis for streamers , they are expensive but they stay razor sharp after alot of use and abuse

Posted on: 2010/2/2 18:32


Re: Streamers

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I guess it's streamers for tonights tying session.
When I use the rabbit strips for tails, they always seem to get chewed off after a couple of good takes leaving a giant nymph.
Anyone else find that?

Posted on: 2010/2/2 18:51


Re: Streamers

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nope...

Posted on: 2010/2/2 19:10
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Re: Streamers

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i cant seem to get my tails to stay on top of the hook and that posesx another question since im tying a zonker weighted with dumbell eyes and hook riding up do you guys think i should have the tail tied on up side down so when the hook rides up so does the fur?

Posted on: 2010/2/2 19:23
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Re: Streamers

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yes the fur should cover the hook , when you tie streamers it helps to use kevlar thread or something similar that u can cinch down really hard without breaking , also a good thread base keeps the zonker from sliding arround on the hook shank when tying in , probably no advantage to tying it upside down , just make it harder to tie in my opinion. also try the pinch the thread and soft loop it tow turn then bear down on it and wrap a couple more turns , other guys will hopefully chime in i am by no means a expert tyer

Posted on: 2010/2/2 19:30


Re: Streamers

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well i use 210 thread to tie them and i used some zap a gap also and im tying a weed guard too

Posted on: 2010/2/2 19:34
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Re: Streamers

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Sandfly got it. They are 4xl size 2 Mustads. Few inches long. FLies are probably similar sizes. Thanks for the pics bam. What did you use for the body?

Blueheron,
I havent had that problem with rabbit or pine squirrel strips. Where did you get yours?

Posted on: 2010/2/2 20:05


Re: Streamers

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I cut strips from salvaged fur coats. I'm gonna have to pay more attention to the thickness of the hide when I'm selecting strips, I usually am focused on the fur side.

Posted on: 2010/2/3 8:07



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