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trico spinner

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so i went to tco and asked them to help me find the stuff for tieing spinner wings....and he pointed me to this long string white fibers and told me to get that, he said it floats better then antron so i decedied sure. Well i tied a few in a size 20 and they didnt float to well and did i get shafted or what?

Posted on: 2012/4/18 21:25


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What was the name of the material? I use poly yarn for the wings on trico spinners. Also tie them on size 24 hooks. Size 20 is too big.

Posted on: 2012/4/18 21:32
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ok, snd no it wasnt poly wing, i was gonna get that also but its a materiel for like streamer bodies......ill look then. and its my fisrst time ting tricos and we caught plenty of fish on size 20s...but i willget 24s

Posted on: 2012/4/18 21:40


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ya have to grease the wings..

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with wat? i put gink on em and it barly held em in the surface?

Posted on: 2012/4/18 22:00


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I like to use dun colored snowshoe rabbit fur for the wings on my trico spinners. They stay up real well using "bunny" fur. You can also grease them up after you catch a few fish on one, but sometimes they are also real effective when they drown out and ride just under the surface.

Posted on: 2012/4/18 22:11


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I am guessing you bought DNA fibers. Possibly Z-Lon. For spinner wings I generally use Poly yarn as others have suggested. For Tricos though I tie some with poly and some Marinaro hackle wing spinners, which are deadly. Size 20 Tricos? No way. Not sure where you were fishing but most wild fish would not even look at a size 20 trico. I tie them in 24's and 26's.

Posted on: 2012/4/18 23:44


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Tricos don't start till 4th of july, maybe with the warm weather 1 at most 2 weeks earlier. On the tully I doubt you will get by with a size 20. The first brood are a little larger, but even still I think no larger than a 22. I agree with lonewolf grease is best, and put some on the leader also. In any event they were not tricos. Tricos like sun, and warm weather.

Posted on: 2012/4/19 0:02


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well we were fishing the tully last year in july and gettin them on 18 caddis and 20 22 and 24 tricos but i just got size 20s to practice tying smaller flies.....and wen i get home i will put the name of the material up...but ima prolly get snowshoe hare or poly.

Posted on: 2012/4/19 10:17


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Whatever material you purchased for wings tie us size 20 tricos. Not only will you get the practice you are looking for but sunken tricos are deadly from sun up until sundown in the summer and correct size isn't critical.

For a trico dry fly I recommend Al's trico size 24 or a comparadun size 20 pattern. Snowshoes is great from wing material and can be used as a sub in many patterns

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+1 for al's trico. good midge imitation too, not a bad ant either. Uses basic materials too. Thread, dubbing, grizzly hackle...done.
I acknowledge that tons of fish have been caught on Z-lon/antron/poly/organza whatever wings, but sometimes I think they are too flashy. my .02.

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I tie my snowshoe tricos on 20 or 22 Daiichi 1130 or TMC 2488. These are a wide gap curved shank scud hook. You can tie down to a size 24 or 26 fly on a larger hook but knowing the body length and wing size is important. I like these hooks for two reasons. They are stronger than conventional straight shank hooks (if you get into a nice fish) and IMO the wide gap equals more hook sets. I generally tie a size 24 trico on the size 20 hook. I use a very small amount of black fine and dry dubbing for the prominent thorax with the spent dun colored snowshoe hair for the wings trimmed to the right length. I don't include a tail. IMO I catch just as many fish w/o a tail. Many naturals on the water don't have tails any more when they get to the spinner stage and the trout eat them all the time. In fact I think that if your tails are not the right length (too long or short) it may break the deal for you. I fish them off the bend of an 18 Griffith's gnat which I key on and the trout often mistake the GG for a cluster of tricos (I guess). A size 18 tan caddis would probably work just as well in place of the GG. This has been a real productive set up for me over the past couple of trico seasons. I hope we get a decent chance to fish the trico hatches this year before the warms up too much. Tight lines!

Posted on: 2012/4/19 18:36


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Go to a fabric shop and get some Organza material. Works great. Soak it in some floatant before you use the fly. Rodd Gunn

Posted on: 2012/4/19 19:24
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it is dna frosty fish fibers?

Posted on: 2012/4/19 23:12


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hey dc410 do you think you could put up a pic of your snowshoe hair trico spinner? thanks

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