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When you guys are tying some sucker spawn for steelheading in Great lakes trib, what material are u using ? Glo bug yarn or angora rabbit yarn ? I think that the "official" material is angora, but I saw some flies made with Glo bug yarn, and looks very good once wet.

Now I've tied like 50 sucker spawn with glo bug yarn from white to orange, to chartreuse, blue, pink, ect...

Is a material is better than an other ?

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Hi !

When you guys are tying some sucker spawn for steelheading in Great lakes trib, what material are u using ? Glo bug yarn or angora rabbit yarn ? I think that the "official" material is angora, but I saw some flies made with Glo bug yarn, and looks very good once wet.

Is a material is better than an other ?

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I used estaz in pink and chartreuse as well as angora yarn in pink and salmon. Hope that helps.

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angora yarn or micro estaz chenille
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Ok, thanks. Anybody ty with glo bug yarn ?
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Default Re: Material for Sucker spawn : Angora yarn vs Glo Bug yarn ?

seen them tied like that, you just need to separate the yarn in to two strands. Or you can add a third strand of a different color down the middle.
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Angora is a staple but I also tie with Glo Bug's Micro Yarn. It's smaller in diameter than standard Glo Bug's Yarn and in my opinion easier to work with when using to tie Sucker Spawn.

I like Glo Bug yarn for Blood Dots and scrambled eggs and McFly Foam for Glo Bug.
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Rather than the traditional egg patterns, I would use an otter egg pattern.

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Hi Silver,

I have some of these Otter's eggs, in 8 and 6 mm, chartreuse, apricot, buff and blue. I'm also looking for reviews of these flies. Very few reviews on the net...better with low and clear water ?
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Gary has fishing reports from this past fall on his blog. Just search on his blog with "otter egg".

I tied up some "Gorman egg" patterns for a friend and he said they worked really well on steelhead. We traded home made beer for flies but I haven't gotten my beer yet so maybe my flies did not work.

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I haven't fished or tied the Otter Eggs, but I do have some. I've heard that if you keep different colored eggs together in a box, they can bleed together. That makes me wonder if they could bleed onto other flies. Maybe that's been corrected with newer versions of the product?

I've had and fished Moe eggs and clear singles. I tied the singles with the colored glue sticks, bead underneath. I never did all that well with them, but those natural looking flies are ones to fish for low and clear water.

The Blood Dot is a staple of mine and if tied sparse gives off the translucency that you'd expect in an egg. I fish them during any water conditions, the natural colors are the go to's for low/clear. I also started to tie some of my Sucker Spawns and Scrambled Eggs with beads to help get them down in the zone.
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