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Old 04-24-2003, 07:04 PM
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This has the look of a potentially good summer run fly.

http://www.angelfire.com/wa/salmonid/leon13.html

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Old 04-24-2003, 08:51 PM
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Looks like...

a mini wooly bugger variant - I've made lots of 'em in lots of colors, and "killer pattern" is being conservative... I often wonder why I use anything other than various sizes and colors of flys like these...

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Old 04-24-2003, 08:57 PM
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Ssooooo, GusMeister ... are you going to

part with a few for 'field testing???'


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Old 04-24-2003, 09:30 PM
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Hmmmm...

Hey, Fred -

This looks an awful lot like the "goat" fly I tie for steelies... so named for the angora goat hair used for the body. Inventor was the proprietor of "Up the Creek", a local fly shop. He turned me on to it. I add a couple of wisps of flashabou in the tail, and for a "rib". I use 'em in olive, brown and black - and all are deadly, depending on water color. The goat hair isn't particularly friendly to dubbing, but makes a particularly "buggy" fly. Same size, too.

Works well on the Lake Ontario tribs. (I caught the 20 lb. lake-run brown trout on the olive version last Nov. 11th.)

Interesting.....

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Old 04-25-2003, 01:40 AM
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I tie something similar

Small bead head, small tail and dubbed body. Very similar to this. This actually works really good. I tie them up in brown, green, and black.
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Old 04-25-2003, 11:29 AM
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and for searun cutts...

try a burnt orange tail and body, brass conehead, a little flashabou in the tail. It also would work for coho in the salt. I tie something similar, but this looks easier.

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Old 04-25-2003, 11:30 AM
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Looks like I may have to hit the 'supply shop' and get some

olive dubbing material and give this a go. Interesting part of this pattern was the use of red copper wire. Don't recall seeing that (red) used on a 'dubbed' body fly like this before.
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Old 04-25-2003, 11:58 AM
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Fred I use red, fluor green and copper wire on dubbed bodies.

If you cannot find it out their in the boondocks of the american west let me know. Lots of it around here in GLs country.

Coneheads also are current tying passion, better get some.

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Coneheads...

Hal, I've liked coneheads for a long while, myself...





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Old 04-25-2003, 01:31 PM
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Hal, thanks for the offer; we're good to go on that

stuff here 'bouts. Think I've got two or three different coloured copper wire spools in my goodie box. Think I will 'play around' this evening. Aaron send me some great dubbing material that I haven't used before ... so, I'll let my 'imagination' run wild as see what comes up.
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Hey Fred

You should have some flies in the mail next day or so. Just warning you, there's two that you'll look at and go "Huh????". But it's been a killer king fly in tidal water here in WA. Hope you like them.
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Old 04-26-2003, 10:55 AM
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Hey, Fred...

Went fishing yesterday - not a "swan song" for the year, but close to it. Tried several flies, but fish weren't hitting at all. No one was catching anything, and a lot of guys left. Shortly after 2 PM (just after I tied on an olive, size 10 "goat fly"), they turned on - not a BIG bite, but interesting.

Final score - 3 (dark) steelies, 12 big lake suckers, and a 6 lb. CARP (of all things). All caught in about 2 hrs time, then I had to leave. The carp seriously had me shaking my head, wondering what was next. (A lot of action on the 11 1/2 foot 6-wt. one-handed spey!)

Saw two very nice steelies (12 to 15 Lb. range) hooked by other fisherman - boy, they were jumpers, several times before they were lost. Both of these were lost.

Mine were smaller - 4 to 7 pounders. (Unfortunately, the pool below me had the bigger ones!)

Do you know of a source of Verniard Glister Dubbing in Golden Olive (and others)?

BobK

PS - if you want the recipe for the "goat" fly, I'll be glad to pass it on to you. They look almost exactly like the pic attached in the article, but appear to have less body flash.
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Old 04-26-2003, 11:11 PM
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Very cool Bob, would love the pattern.

I'd also wouldn't mind a 'done one' so I can see what the end product should look like. On the tying material, if Mark Backman doesn't have it he'll dig it up and either send it to you, or as has been the case for me, have it "drop shipped" to you.

One other place to check would be the Hunter's catalog. Lots of 'strange stuff' available through them. My copy of their catalog is in the bank so can't check. But they've got an on line site so you could hit Google and get them "pdq."
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PS: I'm not going to 'touch" the Carp thing. Know what you mean by the 'pool below.' I hooked three this morning, two fellows camped in the short run below me this morning must have hooked close to 10 between them. Move down and give another guy a try?? Don't think so
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Old 04-27-2003, 06:51 AM
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All right!

Hey, Fred -
Check your e-mail. You've got mail!

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