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ChemEAngler
08-05-2012, 09:48 PM
Hey all, David wanted me to tell everybody sorry for not getting a new challenge up this past week, but as we all know he has hands full right now. So, he asked that I post the challenge fly for this week. I contemplated this for a while and wanted to do a specific fly like your favorite parachute Adams or soft-hackle. But there was just something that kept pulling me back to the "big nasty" streamers that I know some people use on the tailwaters and when the freestone streams run high and stained. So, this week's challenge is to tie your favorite streamer pattern.

olesmoke
08-06-2012, 07:52 PM
OK lets get this started so I can learn some new patterns.The first three are for the brownies and each of them has served me well.....the second three are for the smallies and you will see they are as good as it gets and I'm sure most of you already use these.Thanks for the chance to share and learn. Be safe

#1 articulated variant of Galloups peanut circus
HOOK: 3366 MUSTAD SIZE 6 FOR REAR HOOK
THREAD: OLIVE 6/0
BODY : OLIVE MARABOU
LEGS: OLIVE/BLACK SILI LEGS
JOINED WITH BACKING AND GREEN BEADS
FRONT HOOK: 3366 MUSTAD SIZE 4
THREAD:OLIVE 6/0
BODY : WHITE ANTRON
UNDERWING: OLIVE MARABOU
LEGS : OLIVE/BLACK SILI LEGS
OVERWIG: OLIVE BUCKTAIL TRIMMED BUTT ENDS.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT2085.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT2086.jpg

#3
HOOK: 3366 MUSTAD SIZE 4
THREAD: CLEAR MONO
BODY: TAN ZONKER 1/4
COPPER CRYSTAL FLASH
WING: NATURAL DEER HAIR TRIMMED BUTT ENDS
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT0097.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT2089.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT2092.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT2096.jpg

MadisonBoats
08-07-2012, 06:37 AM
Here are a few of mine...
Bucktail Streamer:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/208855_10151088228773319_524201680_n.jpg
"Dragon's Beard"-I have missed more fish that caught on the next two-flies because I tied them on a wide-gape bass hook. If you mimic these patterns; I would use a shorter gape hook. However; I particularly enjoy using the offset bass hooks. The bend at the front of the hook offers a great center of gravity location for the eyes. This is a big help when casting these heavier streamers.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/387438_10150613887773319_306833871_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/313697_10150425762998319_432017890_n.jpghttps://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/297477_10150425762968319_824096737_n.jpg

ChemEAngler
08-07-2012, 09:58 PM
Here are a couple that are always in my box. Photos are not from recent ties, but from my archives. Both of these are solid producers on the tailwaters for trout and smallies.

olive slumpbuster
http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v4/p881961513-3.jpg

olive/black woolly bugger
http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v5/p786771939-3.jpg

Cane Pole
08-08-2012, 06:57 AM
olesmoke - you wouldn't post the recipes for the 1st and 3rd would you?

olesmoke
08-08-2012, 08:22 AM
Sure take a look at original post. Be safe

tlshealy
08-11-2012, 09:22 PM
Here's my favorite.

http://i48.tinypic.com/m926x2.jpg

Tad

David Knapp
08-11-2012, 10:14 PM
Thanks for posting this Travis! Love the theme as well. If I can unearth some of my tying equipment or at least some already tied flies, I will try to post some tomorrow although it may be later this week. Streamer fishing is about as good as it gets when you see that monster bearing down on the fly with mouth open wide...

David Knapp
08-15-2012, 05:15 PM
Unfortunately I still have not unpacked my tying equipment but I'm sure there are plenty of great tiers out there who have some awesome streamer patterns. Show us what you have!!! Even if you pull something out of a box it is cool to see different patterns and get different ideas...

Starting next week I hope to get going again with a new pattern or theme each week...

Redfish62
08-16-2012, 05:21 PM
This has been my favored streamer for the past couple of years. I picked up a simular fly in Michagan and started tieing my own version with pecock hearl for the body. I catch small mouth, white bass and large mouth. It also produced a large bow behind of all places the Walland fired department this spring. And finaly after a lot of problems I have been able to post a photo.
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q589/ctohern/DSCF1490.jpg

o2bfishin
08-18-2012, 09:07 PM
I love streamers! Here are some of my favorites
Sex Dungeons tied Charlie Craven style:

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=742


http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=743

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=744

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=745

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=746

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=747


And another favorite - John Barr's Meat Whistle


http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=739

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=740

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=741

David Knapp
08-18-2012, 10:06 PM
Nice streamers! Where do you get the hooks for the Meat Whistle? What type of hook is it?

olesmoke
08-19-2012, 10:30 AM
David I don't want to take away from forum sponsors but the hooks are Daiichi 4660 or 4630 jig hooks I believe.Sorry to step on someones post.

o2bfishin
08-19-2012, 11:10 AM
The hooks for the Meat Whistle are Gamakatsu 60411 Jig 90 Heavy Wire (Round Bend) in 1/0. I bought mine from Feather Craft.

David Knapp
08-19-2012, 12:27 PM
Cool thanks! I know Daniel can order those for me. I might have to try that pattern out. It has appealed to me for a while but I've been too lazy to try and track down the hooks...

o2bfishin
08-19-2012, 01:39 PM
It's a great pattern. Just fish it slow, hopping it back. I've caught browns, bows, and carp on the Clinch with it. If you need the recipe for either the Meat Whistle or Craven's version of the Sex Dungeon, check out Charlie's Fly Box. There are some great step-by-step recipes for these and lots of other patterns at:

http://charliesflyboxinc.com

olesmoke
08-19-2012, 03:22 PM
ooops!! sorry I knew I should have stayed out of the mix. I believe they are about the same hook ......Be safe

o2bfishin
08-26-2012, 02:48 PM
Is there going to be a "Week 8" challenge? I'm in need of some inspiration.

David Knapp
08-26-2012, 04:01 PM
Is there going to be a "Week 8" challenge? I'm in need of some inspiration.

Yes, I plan on getting one up. Wanted to do one last week but time got away. I'll have it up either tonight or tomorrow morning...