Mr. Right - Fly Fishing Forum
>> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies Freshwater Bass, pike, muskie?!?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2003, 08:09 PM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
Mr. Right

Hook: Daiichi 1730, size 4
Thread: Color to match pattern
Eyes: Dumbell
Tail: Marabou
Body/head: Ice chenille
Legs: Round rubber

This pattern is usually tied with regular chenille and a palmered hackle. I've substituted ice chenille for more flash and simplicity. The first image is a chartruese pattern with a sparse tail and micro ice chenille.

The 1730 hook is just right for this fly. The bent shank keeps the tail elevated nicely in the water.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mrright1.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	28.3 KB
ID:	1715  
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2  
Old 03-18-2003, 08:11 PM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
This second image is of a fly tied with regular ice chenille (not micro) and a fuller tail. This one has smallmouth written all over it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mrright2.jpg
Views:	171
Size:	27.1 KB
ID:	1716  
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-19-2003, 10:06 AM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Love them Mark and love the name...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-19-2003, 02:25 PM
pmflyfisher's Avatar
pmflyfisher pmflyfisher is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Upper Mid West - Great Lakes Tributaries
Posts: 3,165
Ice chenille, got to love that stuff. Poor fish.

PM Out
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-20-2003, 09:53 PM
smallmouth smallmouth is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Credit River Grand River, Ontario
Posts: 23
Mr.Right Flies

Mark

Nice flies. Tradition would have a hackle palmered "wooly bugger" style on those flies. I'm guessing the rubber hackle is sufficient for wiggle and movement. I'm just starting to incorporate rubber hackle into some of my flies but I haven't had a chance to fish them yet. Would you endorse the use of rubber hackle on wet flies and streamers? Up to now I have mainly used it on my topwater patterns.
Don
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-21-2003, 08:37 AM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
Don, you're correct. As I've indicated, the original recipe does call for a palmered hackle, but it calls for the rubber legs as well.

There are only two fly types I tie with rubber legs- topwater as you've indicated, and bottom flies like these. Why rubber legs on bottom flies? The action on liftoff and return to the bottom is hard to beat. It drives the smallies nuts. I usually use this type of fly in a clear water sight fishing situation where I can read the fish's response.

I have no real experience in trying to incorporate them into streamers or wet flies per se, so I can't speak to their effectiveness in those types.

But now you've got me thinking.....
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-22-2003, 12:21 AM
DEERHAAWK DEERHAAWK is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: EAST/WEST OREGON
Posts: 498
"ICE" CHENILLE

Mark,
I bet the Male Smally's start 'to droolin, when they see this baby come struttin her stuff! Nice fly's my friend.
Deerhawk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-24-2003, 08:09 PM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
Giving credit where it's due...

I originally found this pattern in the Warmwater section of the Federation of Flyfisher's pattern encyclopedia. I don't know of the pattern's originator, but the fly tied for the pic in the book is done by Chris Mihulka.

I altered the pattern to suit my needs, but then did some wet lab analysis. The results of this testing led to the scorpio pattern that I've just added to the archive.
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)