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Troutman 02-09-2010 10:05 PM

new streamers for upcoming season
I've been tying a lot since the new year started. I like fishing streamers so I've added some Kelly Galloup articulated flies to the arsenal. These are my first ones off the vise. Hopefully a BIG Smallie will enjoy these! :cool:

T&A Rainbows, Shad and Big head articulated zoo cougar.

GrouseMan77 02-09-2010 10:27 PM

Troutman - very nice job. I listened to an interview with Galloup earlier today.

flyman 02-09-2010 10:59 PM

Great looking patterns! I've been tying and using the Zoo Cougar a couple years now, but I'd like to see how to tie the others.

Speck Lover 02-10-2010 10:29 AM

Great ties Gary! I can visualize several 20 inch plus bronzebacks in your future. :biggrin:

truchin 02-10-2010 11:13 AM

Those are some serious fish catching streamers!!!
Where can i see a tutorial for them?
let us know how they work

Troutman 02-10-2010 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Speck Lover (Post 76713)
Great ties Gary! I can visualize several 20 inch plus bronzebacks in your future. :biggrin:

Yep, me too! Unfortunately, lately every time I open my eyes and look outside for sunny, warm weather, all I see is snow and rain.:frown:
Sometimes, I think and so does my wife, that sitting in front of the vise on Sunday afternoons tying up flies for the upcoming spring season only makes my Seasonal Affective Disorder worse!

Kelly G put out some great videos on streamer fishing. I have a couple and recently got the "Articulated streamers with Kelly Galloup" it is 120 minutes of tutorial instruction on tying several different articulated patterns. The main thing to learn is how to make the connection properly so the fly swims correctly and also choosing the correct marabou feathers. I've made some articulated seaducers, wooly buggers, poppers. It is a fun new twist to add to some of your favorite patterns.
The videos are available from Kelly or You can purchase them through Amazon.

jeffnles1 02-10-2010 09:38 PM

Very nice!


txbrown 02-12-2010 11:41 AM

David Perry will be tying at LRO on Saturday. He ties an excellent articulated T&A shad. He might be tying them tomorrow. If not, he can explain it very well and it makes a beautiful streamer. He had us all in line last weekend in Nashville to learn.

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