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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-08-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By speydoc
I used the Cabellas for a week on realy heavy...

I used the Cabellas for a week on realy heavy coral on Farquar in the Seychells for a week last year with no problem, but would strongly advise neoprene socks and gaiters to keep the sand out....
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-28-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,426
Posted By speydoc
Igor I moved to north central British Columbia...

Igor
I moved to north central British Columbia in 1994 - the term "marabou spider" and the above mentioned style of tying was in widespread use amongst the local steelheading comunity then - I had...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-23-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,426
Posted By speydoc
Igor Tying marabou "spider style" simply means...

Igor
Tying marabou "spider style" simply means using a thin stemed marabou plume and wraping it as a hackle, as opposed to the more common way of pulling bunches of marabou off the stem of the plume...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-21-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By speydoc
Square Tail An intruder with a pink rear,black...

Square Tail
An intruder with a pink rear,black body and front has been succesfull on the Skeena for me recently.
speydoc
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-21-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By speydoc
I have seen both these listed on Cabela's sites -...

I have seen both these listed on Cabela's sites - this will give you and idea as to what they look like - in essence they are both intruder variants.
speydoc
Forum: Art of Casting 11-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,218
Posted By speydoc
Personaly books don't do it for me - DVDs are far...

Personaly books don't do it for me - DVDs are far more effective. RIO's Modern Spey Casting would get top slot in my opinion.
speydoc
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 06-29-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By speydoc
The "Purple McLeod Ugly" is one of my more...

The "Purple McLeod Ugly" is one of my more effective Bulkley patterns - only changes from the original "McLeod Ugly" is that the body is purple and the tail is pink (I prefer a sparse tuft of pink...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-15-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,709
Posted By speydoc
Sage RPLXi 890-5, Islander LA 3.8 & SA WF8F...

Sage RPLXi 890-5, Islander LA 3.8 & SA WF8F "bonefish" line - seen here with "bycatch"
speydoc
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 03-03-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By speydoc
I echo Philster on the Aki's - price realy comes...

I echo Philster on the Aki's - price realy comes down if bought in bulk. They have become my #1 hook for saltwater fish like Giant Trevally and also for my freshwater fishing for chinook. Gamakatsu...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-23-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,998
Posted By speydoc
Personaly I prefer Waddingtons over tubes...

Personaly I prefer Waddingtons over tubes (although I fish both) mainly in the smaller sizes as the Waddingtons are thinner and heavier and hence denser with a faster sink rate.
speydoc
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-23-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,794
Posted By speydoc
Back to Charlie's comment on Rhea - it is EASY to...

Back to Charlie's comment on Rhea - it is EASY to strip off the stalk, PROVIDED you soak the feathers for 6 to 12 hours, preferably with a detergent (Synthrapol ect.)
speydoc
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-18-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,998
Posted By speydoc
Steve I almost never loose steelhead on this...

Steve
I almost never loose steelhead on this hook. I have streached these hooks on chinook, but have never lost chinook on a streached hook - because of the streaching I have been experimenting with...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-18-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,998
Posted By speydoc
My best tube/waddington hook is a Gamakatsu...

My best tube/waddington hook is a Gamakatsu octopus barbless in #1 (for steelhead, 4/0 for chinook)- upturned eye, offset point, fine wire, semi circle style and razor sharp. Next most effective is...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-20-2005, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By speydoc
For a differant perspective I am going to post my...

For a differant perspective I am going to post my observations - I do not fish the Dean for steelhead, but have been going in to target chinook on the fly for the last 4 years in the third week in...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-22-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By speydoc
Inspiring story! speydoc

Inspiring story!
speydoc
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-22-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,698
Posted By speydoc
Pete Thanks for the info - I will also be going...

Pete
Thanks for the info - I will also be going to the Seychelles. A friend is making the arrangements, so I am currantly not sure which island/s we will be fishing.
speydoc
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-22-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,698
Posted By speydoc
Giant Trevally

I will be fishing for GTs for the first time in Feb06 and would apreciate any coments on rods ( I am taking 9' #10 & 12s and maybe a 13' # 10/11 or 12/13) backing (300y 50lb gelspun?) leaders (20lb...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-11-2005, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By speydoc
Shaq That colour combination looks very fishy! ...

Shaq
That colour combination looks very fishy!
speydoc
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-11-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By speydoc
I agree with Juro that you do not need much...

I agree with Juro that you do not need much weight on the fly - it is all about the action and about giving the fish as long a look at the fly as possible, hence the suggestion to slow down the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By speydoc
SteelFeathers I fish leaches on the swing - the...

SteelFeathers
I fish leaches on the swing - the slower the better! If you put in the time with leaches in the correct water for holding fish you will get the hits, just don't use light leaders!...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-09-2005, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By speydoc
HenningL Beatifull ties, as one of the tiers of...

HenningL
Beatifull ties, as one of the tiers of the Green Highlanders I must say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with your tying skills. For anyone else lurking out there - you do not have to...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-24-2005, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By speydoc
Shaq I attach mine one at a time and they just...

Shaq
I attach mine one at a time and they just seem to show up in the thread. Your flies definitely look "fishy" - ultimately this is the determinant that realy counts!
Happy tying
speydoc
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-21-2005, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By speydoc
Sean Nice fly - I used amherst fibres in a wire...

Sean
Nice fly - I used amherst fibres in a wire dubbing loop to get a sparser hackle in the past when using it as a body hackle. Curantly I prefer using the amherst with just a turn or two at the...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-21-2005, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By speydoc
While I agree that one can (and I have) miss...

While I agree that one can (and I have) miss steelhead on any size hook, I find #1s and 2s to be the most effective sizes for westcoast steelies(for shortshank/bait style hooks) - I have lost too...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-08-2005, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By speydoc
Try Rocky Mountain Flies- a google search should...

Try Rocky Mountain Flies- a google search should get you the site.
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