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Old 08-05-2012, 09:48 PM
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Default Tying Challenge Week 7

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.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:52 PM
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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.






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HOOK: 3366 MUSTAD SIZE 4
THREAD: CLEAR MONO
BODY: TAN ZONKER 1/4
COPPER CRYSTAL FLASH
WING: NATURAL DEER HAIR TRIMMED BUTT ENDS




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Old 08-07-2012, 06:37 AM
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Here are a few of mine...
Bucktail Streamer:

"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.

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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


olive/black woolly bugger
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olesmoke - you wouldn't post the recipes for the 1st and 3rd would you?
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:22 AM
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Sure take a look at original post. Be safe
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