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Old 05-12-2004, 04:57 PM
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What would you call a fly that was tied for viewing only and was never intended to catch fish? Art?
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Old 05-12-2004, 05:31 PM
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I, too, am curious as to why that pink fly should be so effective on so many species; it resembles few prey items in most freshwater habitats, and I can't see why it should be any more effective than those beer can shaped lures they sell to rednecks (no offense to anyone here that might own one ).
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:08 PM
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It imitates various forms of zoo plankton, worms, and
even egg skein. Has great action in the water. It has
worked on every single body of water that I tried it
on. It is very durable - one fly lasted through several
fish. Personally, I have tied just about every type of
fly patterns out there including speys, atlantic salmon,
trout, bass, etc. If I want to tie some flies for the
artistic value; thats easy - speys and atlantic salmon.
When I want to tie something that will produce fish
after fish - I know excactly what to tie and use. When
it comes to choices, I'll pick what works to catch fish.
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:05 PM
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Well, that's all that counts then, your faith in the pattern.
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:15 PM
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Sharp Steelie,

Am I correct to assume that if your were fishing a spring creek that has a blizzard hatch of #22 Tricos or #18 PMD's going on you would fish your pink fly instead of a #22 Trico or #18 PMD imitation? Likewise, it is correct to assume that you would use your pink fly instead of a large streamer for northern pike?

And are we all to assume that steelhead that have been caught of Glasso's Orange Heron, G.P., Ally's Shrimp, Akroyd, full dressed featherwing Kate, or Bomber were all flukes because they are not all that effective for fish catching?

Me thinks you have oversimplified things far too much.
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:24 AM
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In my opinion, there is nothing better on a fly rod then a
fresh, large summer run Steelie. Haven't fished spring
creeks in many years. Do I think my pink fly in a size 6
would work while there is a size 22 midge hatch going on -
I doubt it. Would I go after Northern Pike with a size 6
pink fly - no. If I ever did go after Northern Pike would go
with a much larger size. Would I pick my little pink fly over
any Steelhead fly ever tied - in a heart beat! Would I
pick my little pink fly over any other fly for the Northwest -
in a heart beat! I have had the priviledge to watch other
fly fishermen nail fish after fish with my little pink fly
(Steelies). It made their dreams come true! Have also
found out that several people that I have never met
are also doing really good with it (multiple species).
I also believe that proper presentation is important.
Been tying flies since 1977 - this little pink fly is the
most effective and forgiving pattern I have ever seen
and used. Only the little Passion fly has come close -
from my experience, and the experience of some
others - nothing even comes close. Find some fish,
put it in front of them and watch what happens!
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Old 05-13-2004, 05:51 AM
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I've got a fly I'd much rather fish than that, but you'd rather fish yours than mine I'm sure. Mine's dubbed the "steelhead creeper" and although it's a variant and hybrid of this and that I did come up with it one night with a glass of scotch at a picnic table at camp on a summer steelhead trip. It's been very effective, and others have done well on it too, within the small circle of friends who have seen it and adopted it.

My point is this, we all have favorites. There's two ways to treat a good fly... you can either talk a lot about it as you do..... or else feel so damn good about it you don't talk about it much with anyone
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:39 AM
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:43 AM
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Hmmmmmmmmm.................



I sort of like a modified GP for steelhead.
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:47 AM
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The "mighty" Steelhead Bee. [works for more than a few species]

For subsurface, the jury is still out

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Old 05-13-2004, 10:22 AM
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Juro, your absolutely correct - I didn't have to say a
word. I was asked to by several people to do so
And you know what - I'm excited to help others. Well
now the cat is out of the bag and I believe in
finishing what is started. You know it's being taken
seriously when someone tries to say it is a regeneration
of a dry fly! What is wrong with people when they just
can't accept something good - why? I would be more
than happy to give your pattern a go - send me the
recipe and I'll tie some up. My patterns have been
very effective for many years. Over the last 18 years
have narrowed it down to 3 extremely effective
patterns, 1 that works very well for just summer
runs/trout, and 1 that I keep with me mostly to have
something different and sentimental reasons.
Remember, I was asked to share! And that sharing
has already made a postitive impact in some
other fly fishermens success.
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Old 05-13-2004, 10:30 AM
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Agreed! Please don't take it the wrong way, I just meant there are many ways to appreciate a discovery and was just responding to the extent by which this pattern has been talked about suddenly.

You're right there is good in sharing! I sure try to share my 'share' as well.
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Old 05-13-2004, 10:52 AM
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Thank You! I look forward to giving your pattern
a go.
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Old 05-13-2004, 11:18 AM
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Sorry, I can't send you one per my above post.

Just kidding... here's a favorite of mine that qualifies as easy to tie (well fairly easy) and has put some big summer runs on the line for me...

http://www.flyfishingforum.com/exper...erns/bunnyrat/
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Old 05-13-2004, 12:32 PM
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Very nice! Know a couple places to put that rascal
rabbit to work - thanks for sharing.
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