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swinging fly

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with all of this Steelhead talk, I felt compelled to tie something for this Fall. Its not my pattern...I borrowed it from someone. I'm still working on smooth floss, and I need to change the way that I wrap the body because the floss is already starting to slip back over the tag. This one prolly won't hold up for fishing...although Slammer would probably fall for it.

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Posted on: 2011/7/27 1:09


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dig it

Posted on: 2011/7/27 7:41


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i likey....... anyone have anyclue which of these swinging flies is best to use in erie i have never tied these or fished them looking to develop different than chucking and ducking and staring at an indie

Posted on: 2011/7/28 19:35
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Re: swinging fly

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I fish swinging flies all the time for steel. wore out the chuck and duck back in the 80's. still carry them for the occasion when swinging isn't practical but would rather run a wet style through the runs.

Posted on: 2011/7/28 19:52
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personally i don't have much luck on irons
tubes and waddington shanks produce for me

my opinion for Erie
i really only fish OH/PA when the water is up... ie swing-able
and i fish the big NY water
So a low water style fly really doesn't do much in my box
i enjoy tying them... i have them... so i fish them... but not often

Posted on: 2011/7/28 20:56


Re: swinging fly

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Quote:

Ramcatt wrote:
personally i don't have much luck on irons
tubes and waddington shanks produce for me

my opinion for Erie
i really only fish OH/PA when the water is up... ie swing-able
and i fish the big NY water
So a low water style fly really doesn't do much in my box
i enjoy tying them... i have them... so i fish them... but not often


I agree. The most productive fly I've used in Erie is an all white or cream bunny, stinger hook style leech. I always clip off the fore hook. Its not the most attractive fly but it has worked well. I actually found a materials list from last Nov and I have Waddingtons on it, but I never got them. Maybe this year.

I still don't have the correct stuff to tie a decent Intruder.


Posted on: 2011/7/29 0:29


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after reading this lastnight... i decided to pull out some irons for the first time in 6mos or so
rusty and nothing special

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Posted on: 2011/7/29 8:38


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Nothing special, my arse. Nice work!

Do they glow in the dark?

I think you just answered the questioning of your tying skills - in spades.

Posted on: 2011/7/29 8:49
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Do they glow in the dark?



Posted on: 2011/7/29 8:52
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Re: swinging fly

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i agree w/ HA...very nice work.

Posted on: 2011/7/29 9:20


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about the wadington shanks...
I'm a big fan of the 35mm... partridge or steelhead anglers...Hareline is coming out with a similar product this year, so they should be in/available to shops

I have tied on clipped heavy wire mustad hooks... but not a fan
- i always end up sticking myself... blood worthy sticks
- proper clipping leaves the sharp cup deep in the fly... not easy to flie
- doesn't have the dispursed weight of a shank
BUT- they do make a nice thin round body


Posted on: 2011/7/29 10:13


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A few I use in Ny. waters

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Posted on: 2011/7/29 11:39
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Ramcatt- You gotta watch leaving so much of the hook exposed. You're gonna end up hooking into something with the pointy end of that fly.

Nice flies. I hope my ties look that good someday.

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Re: swinging fly

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Ramcatt wrote:
after reading this lastnight... i decided to pull out some irons for the first time in 6mos or so
rusty and nothing special

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Ramcatt,

It's about time you finally posted a fly on the board!

Posted on: 2011/7/29 23:58


Re: swinging fly

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Sandfly, I like those patterns. The 2nd one reminds me of a Rusty Rat. I bet the purple one kills.

Ramcatt, that picture made my day. The ties look awesome as usual. What did you use for hackle on the top 2?

Im feeling motivated enough to fill a steelhead box before September. Here is another for this fall. I hope the pic is ok...its from my phone.

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