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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.
I use white microfibbets for tails on trico spinners. Split tail with one microfibbet on each side. The tails are long also. I tie them about twice as long as the hook shank.

Posted on: 2012/4/23 17:50
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Re: trico spinner

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yeah i use them on my cdc sulphurs, but wasnt sure, but i wonder if im having trouble with my flies floating is because of the tco dry fly hooks, i read there a lil more thicker and im guessing the extra weight doesnt help.

Posted on: 2012/4/23 18:40


Re: trico spinner

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I'f you've ever caught a trico right before the spinner fall, you'll see that they have very long pronounced tails. You definitely want to add a tail to them. (at least that's my opinion).

Posted on: 2012/4/24 9:24
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Re: trico spinner

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Try a hackle wing, wraped around the body and clip the hackle under the body. With spinners it isn't about staying afloat anyway, many times trout take them better if they've gone below the surface.
They are only found in PA in one size #24.

Posted on: 2012/4/27 22:52
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+1 on sinking the spinners. You could drop it off a Trico parachute or some other indicator fly that's subtle.

I like a little flash in the wing, tied on a Tiemco 2499SPBL.

Posted on: 2012/4/29 7:08
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Re: trico spinner

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This sunken trico has done very well for me. I usually fish it about two feet off the bend of a beetle pattern with a bright indicator post.

Sunken Trico:

Hook - Tiemco 2488 sz 22
Thread - Griffiths 14/0 black
Tails & Wing - bright white antron, or Fluorofiber (pictured)
Rib - XSmall black Ultrawire
Thorax - black Superfine dubbing
Abdomen - thread
Bead - 11/0 glass craft bead

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Posted on: 2012/4/29 15:32
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Re: trico spinner

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i will give that a shot!

Posted on: 2012/4/29 16:32


Re: trico spinner

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I like that pattern. That is a really good look for a sunken trico pattern. Going to put that one on the fly tying "to do" list. I can understand why HA has had success with it.

Posted on: 2012/4/29 16:51


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HA,

Do you need the bead to sink that fly or do you think the ultra wire rib would be enough to get it down?

Posted on: 2012/4/29 16:58


Re: trico spinner

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I've only been fishing that particular pattern for a couple of years.

Used to tie 'em without the rib and bead, and just put a couple of wraps of lead under the thorax. Also used Organza for the wings and tails, but the Fluorofiber is easier to work with. Those worked OK, but I like this one better.

The combination of the bead and thorax gives that nice fat thorax that is so prominent on tricos. Helps to keep the wings in shape too. The beads are from Walmart, btw.

Posted on: 2012/4/29 17:42
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Re: trico spinner

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Thanks for the info. I'm going to try them this season as a dedicated subsurface trico pattern. Sometimes it seemed like I hooked up with more fish when my trico spinners got drowned out and actually sank below the surface film.

Posted on: 2012/4/29 21:05


Re: trico spinner

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Have any of you tried charcoal sculpin wool or snowshoe for the wings of your trico spinners?

Posted on: 2012/4/30 15:24


Re: trico spinner

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Read earlier in the thread in regard to using snowshoe for trico spinner wings.

Posted on: 2012/4/30 22:07


Re: trico spinner

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Here is my take on tricos.

I start with a 22 and go to a 24 if the fish are snooty. generally like to fish the bigger end for better visibilty and hooking, but I switch if the fish aren't buying the bigger flies.

Wings are still a mix for me. I like foam, organza, snowshoe hare, Hi Vis, and hackle wings. These days I go more for the hackle wings because I like the look and they hold up better IMHO. Had years when I preferred each of the above, and still find days when one or the other works better. My gut feel is that when the fish are pressured it's best to use something the other guys aren't. Don't like poly wings since they get matted over time.

I generally don't use tails. Trico flies look better with tails, but IMHO the tails don't seem to catch any more fish and are harder to tie.

My modification to help my aging eyes is to put on a slender chartreuse calf body hair post. Sometimes in the glare a black post shows up better. I find a post really helps me follow the fly.

In hard pressured waters I have been seeing the better fish only take sunken spinners. I will try HAs pattern since it looks better than most to me.

Posted on: 2012/5/1 16:41



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