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The recent streamer post got me thinking of the Pickett Pin fly. I have never seen this fly mentioned on this board. Does anyone use this fly??

Seems like more of a western fly from what I have read.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:20


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There is one of these in the swap pages for the last couple years. I thought it was fished dry as a caddis.

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Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:40
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Though it was a streamer-like fly. Humm.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:43


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Theres a guy out there near Ligonier who ties this all the time...he swears by them...

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:54


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A quick on line search proves you to be correct:

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/oldflies/part115.html

The palmered hackle must be soft, rather than stiff like a dry.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:56
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It came up while in Erie last week.

A guy caught two steelhead with that pattern. Not sure how he was fishing them though. Did'nt think to ask at the time.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 12:08


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Its a wet fly which wets are rarely fished these days...Its quite possibly the #1 wet fly to fish right next to a gold ribbed hairs ear. When I first started fly fishing I learned on wets and its definitely a very very productive fly. Its a great streamer pattern and caddis immitation depending on the size used.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 15:29


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Cast across stream, let dead drift, let swing at end of drift and strip back in about half way. Most of the strikes will happen during the swing. That's how I fish them.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 17:26
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Yup thats how I fish them too

Posted on: 2008/1/1 18:57


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Last year while fishing walnut there was a kid that was killing the steelhead on a pickett pinn and I could not get them to hit anything. He fished it under a indicator and it was on a curved hook and the hook was about a size 14.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 20:44


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tye on a triple long shank?
about what size range?
thanks

Posted on: 2008/1/2 16:16


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It is fished as a wet fly downstream and across. I have a friend that uses it all the time.

Posted on: 2008/1/2 19:22
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This was one of the first wet flies I ever tied--they are fun to tie and look great in the water and they do catch fish. I didn't know about them being a caddis imitation--I will try that this year.

Posted on: 2008/1/3 7:19


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I had a baby pike nail one on Clarks creek. Didn't do too much with the pattern beyond that though. It sure looks like a great pattern to me though.

Posted on: 2008/1/3 20:19
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I fish a picket pin streamer that is very much like that fly.

Brown tail, Squirrel tail wing, but the body is more like a royal coachmen with gold tinsel instead of the red floss. (rather than the full peacock body with hackle.

It catches lots of fish.

Posted on: 2008/1/3 20:44
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