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Old 04-17-2011, 07:45 AM
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Inspired by the "Ask About Fly Fishing Podcast w/ Kelly Galloup" and by reading Scott E. Smith's book on fishing for trophy brookies in the Nipigon area, I decided it was a must to tie up some big, meaty articulated butt monkeys.

Huh? Butt monkey? Ya! These bad boys are one mean, wrecking machine on trophy trout. They seem to get under the skin out of trout and make them charge at it. In certain colours they can imitate a sculpin pretty well. While other colours are just for getting on their nerves.

This batch of flies was tied with lead eyes to compensate for the healthy spring currents that will be greeting me when I get to Nipigon next week. You can tie these with just a wool head, with no weight or add eyes like I did.

Kelly Galloup always talks about articulated patterns and I thought I'd try my hand at tying them. Very easy once you get the system down.
-tie the back (trailer) first
-tie in your eyes on the front hook
-tie in a piece of 20lb mono or wire
-add appropriate amount of beads for rigidity and spacing
-slide the line/wire through the eye of the trailer hook and back through the beads.
-tie in the other tag end of the mono/wire down and add superglue or epoxy
-finish the front fly.

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:51 AM
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Nick: Very nice looking Butt Monkeys! I've tied some Circus Peanuts, your work has inspired me to try some Butt Monkeys.

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Great streamers...I mean GREAT
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Great streamers....fish are going to jump on them like mad
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Those look great. Same as Larry. Done the articulated Circus Peanuts, but no Butt Monkeys (until now). Very nice.
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Again I can't take credit for this concept. Fly is originally Scott E Smith's from Thunder Bay, Canada, and the articulated version was done by Kelly Galloup.

Great pattern though! Kudos to the gurus for coming up with it! I tied a few unweighted versions tonight. Olive, yellow, white.

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Again I can't take credit for this concept. Fly is originally Scott E Smith's from Thunder Bay, Canada, and the articulated version was done by Kelly Galloup.

Great pattern though! Kudos to the gurus for coming up with it! I tied a few unweighted versions tonight. Olive, yellow, white.

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Kidding aside, post some photos of your yellow and white Butt Monkeys! I'd like to see how you decided to dress them.
You getting close to ice out up there?

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ok now those are some cool looking patterns. Ill have to give them a go
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