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Old 12-07-2004, 01:05 PM
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Some new tube flies.

Some new tube flies I'v tied up for the Great Lakes in winter.

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Old 12-07-2004, 01:28 PM
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Awesome Charlie. Love the double bunny matukas. What material are you using for the top fly. Is that fluoro fiber?

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Old 12-07-2004, 01:42 PM
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Hey Sean,

It is SLF hanks, but now that you mention it I bet fluoro fiber would work great. Thanks for the great idea. I am allways looking for new ways to do things.

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Old 12-07-2004, 01:58 PM
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Like usual Charlie, very nice flies. The use of the unfettered double bunny wing on long flies (whether tubes, waddingtons, or long shanked hooks) is almost unheard of out here in the PNW. It is a very effective winging method though. Also, your use of traditional featherwing body and hackle methods with the non-traditional bunny or SLF wings produces what could easily be termed a "modern dee style".
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Old 12-07-2004, 01:59 PM
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Hey Charlie...

Those are great looking tubes! I have been using with good results some of Cascade's CCT Fiber in place of the SLF hanks.
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Old 12-07-2004, 03:57 PM
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Hi Charlie,

Make sure you fish those tubes on a floater, certainly nothing faster than an intermediate sink tip. They are far too nice to lose!
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:33 PM
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Those are awesome!!! Be careful who you show your box to, you may find it missing.

Do you do reasonably well with them during the winter months?
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:03 PM
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Flytyer,

The use of the unfettered double bunny wing is not very common in the great lakes either, or the Atlantic coast for that matter. I just thought it looked good for this particular application. I also thought that since there has not been a great deal of tradition behind tube flies yet that people would not be to upset with me for doing it. Hell, you may have coined a new term with the “modern dee style” thing, in affect making a new tradition.

Glad the rest of you liked them too.

MJC,

I don’t think I have seen Cascade’s CCT Fibers before. They sound interesting. Is there a link or some pictures I could look at?

Chris,

Don't know yet. Just tied them up a few days ago. I will let you know. I'm working on a set for Atlantics too. I will post some when I get them done.

Charlie

P.S. Here are a few more I made up. Just adaptations of existing patterns.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:48 PM
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Charlie,

Why not a new fly style tradition? In fact, I like the term "modern dee style" because they definitely have the proper look and they look just as good on long shank dee hooks even if tied with a spey feather on the front body.
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:21 PM
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Very nice - I might try immitating these with rhea as the throat, if they look half decent I will post a photo.
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As always Mr. 'D' - outstanding work in every way!

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Old 12-09-2004, 10:10 AM
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hi Charlie,

Very nice tubes!

How did you guys make out in the Nov. draw?

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:54 AM
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Greg,

How the hell are ya! We didn't do to well in the draw this year. Rick Kustich did the best. He got water on the York and Dartmouth. Brian got water on the York. And Nick Pionessa got water on the Dartmouth. Tony, Pat and I got nothing. How about you?

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Old 12-10-2004, 08:56 AM
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Will you be fishing those flies for steelhead during the cold Great Lakes winter? If so, what techniques? I've fished the indicator methods but bought a 2-handed rod and am learning new things. Those are beautiful flies... and I am learning to tie them, but will they catch fish?
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Old 12-10-2004, 08:58 AM
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We did pretty good on the York but nothing on the Dartmouth. I will pm you dates.

That GBSkunk is cool man. I am a -all things green butt- kinda guy for summer steelhead. I will have to tie up some of those babies.

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