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Re: trico spinner

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i found the pattern.....but were can i purchase a foot? thanks again its my first time ever tying tricos

Posted on: 2012/4/19 23:21


Re: trico spinner

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Troutmagnet,

I'm glad you found the pattern. I was going to try to put up a picture but I am a real rookie to posting pics on the forum, and up to this point it is a bit of a slow learning curve. Go to your local fly shop where they carry a decent stock of tying materials or one of the big stores (Bass pro or Cabelas). You should have no problem finding snowshoe feet (they come two in a pack). The dun colored is my preference but you can certainly use whatever color you like. Snowshoe is died in all kinds of colors. Use the fuzzy hair off of the pad of the foot for the wing material. This hair is already treated with mother nature's dry fly floatant to keep the bunnie's feet warm and dry in their normal habitat. I do use either a gel type (gink or payette paste) or powder (frogs fanny) to apply after I have caught a number of fish on the same fly. I will fish the same fly until it literally falls apart from wear. This is a real easy and quick tie so it is a great pattern for you to start tying tricos and they are serious fish catchers. Good luck and have fun!

Posted on: 2012/4/20 5:31


Re: trico spinner

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+1 for organza. I tried poly wings and organza wings and put them both to the test in a glass of water, untreated. organza lasted longer.
Plus you can get a lifetime supply for $4 at Joanns.

I just tie basic trico spinners. Little trick I learned is to always use white thread, and then just color a few of the bodies with a black sharpie. That way you arent switching threads back and forth to tie male vs. female spinners. Just sit down one night and knock out like 30 of them and you'll have enough for the summer.

Posted on: 2012/4/20 9:58
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Re: trico spinner

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ok thanks.....i usually can get to tco so i will try there for a foot. I love fishing trico hatches, and would size 20 trico duns work good in the early morning?

Posted on: 2012/4/20 10:22


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Here is a vid for tying Al's Trico. Sorry, it's over 12 minutes long to tie a 2 minute fly! This trico pattern has always worked well for me. I usually tie it in a size 24. Good luck.

Al's Trico


Posted on: 2012/4/20 10:52


Re: trico spinner

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TM,
I had this happen to me once, so I'm just saying... Check your hooks to be sure they are Dry Fly hooks, PU pack @ Cabelas and every Trico 22/sank after few casts. Took them back and they replaced them. Someone marked them wrong.
I always tie spinners with Poly, in both White & Grey.

Posted on: 2012/4/20 12:15


Re: trico spinner

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well these were tco size 20 dry fly hooks.....i will be getting size 24 and a hares foot and i will let yall no how i do

Posted on: 2012/4/20 15:13


Re: trico spinner

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whats evryones favorite threads for small tricos? i am using 70 denier and i thin its fine.....but i dont like the 8/0 and 6/0 stuff.

Posted on: 2012/4/20 15:45


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TM,

I don't know the answer to fishing duns in the early AM. I have been focusing on the AM spinnerfalls because it seems that is the stage of the hatch that I have been catching over the past couple of seasons. Admittedly, I have a whole lot more to learn about the trico hatch itself, but that's what keeps it interesting for me.

Posted on: 2012/4/21 7:42


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TM,

As far as thread goes, different manufacturers classify the size of their tying thread using different methods. Denier and the Aught "0" system are most commonly used. UTC Ultra thread uses the denier system (70 - red label on spool, 140 - yellow, 210 - green, 280 - blue). Uni products Inc makes Uni Thread which they classify size using the Aught system (3/0,6/0,8/0,12/0 etc). UTC 70 denier cross references very closely to Uni Thread 8/0 (which I think is actually 72 denier). I use a lot of Uni Thread to tie with and am pretty happy with it. Your 70 denier is definitely the right size thread to use to tie your tricos. The brand of thread you choose to tie with is simply "tyer's preference".

Posted on: 2012/4/21 8:32


Re: trico spinner

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I tie my trico spinners in #22 and #24 - usually able to take fish on #22, but occassionally find that the smaller one works better.
I use black or gray 8 ott thread - depending on if I'm tying males - all black body - or females, half black and half white body.
My favorite wing materiel is sparkly antron. Can usually see flys tied with it - and it works quite well

Posted on: 2012/4/21 10:21


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ALS trico and rat do work but to these old eyes they are invisible. Call me crazy but I think they evolved on the LL where wading is prohibited and you are well above the stream and can see better. On the 20, 22, 24 issue, 20's work since some of you have that experience but I just tie 22's and 24's with poly wing.

Posted on: 2012/4/21 12:38


Re: trico spinner

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ook thanks, and we usually fish the am and fish spinners but i always wanted to try a dun to see the reaction, and i will be getting some more matterials and hooks this wwek and i will post pics. I love the utc 70 denier. its so much smoother then then "other stuff"

Posted on: 2012/4/21 21:53


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smaller thread is way better. even 8/0 can build up a body too much. I like Bennechi or Sheer 14/0.

Posted on: 2012/4/23 13:05
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Re: trico spinner

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i think i will try poly yarn and antron first.....will i need tails for the spinners? i have fished em with out and did fine but was wodering your guys opinions.

Posted on: 2012/4/23 15:50



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