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Old 11-26-2011, 07:12 AM
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Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

Everyone I fish with thinks I'm crazy for fishing streamers so much. They catch a lot of fish on nymph rigs, but I catch a lot bigger fish when I throw meat. My addiction has gotten so bad I am in the process of buying a switch rod specifically for streamer fishing for trout.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:14 AM
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Beautifully produced post, Ard!
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:55 AM
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ok, pretty sure I followed the same procedure. But now I get to show off my streamers...

6/0 rainbow for musky or pike (still trying to find one to cast to...)
#2 and 1/0 'Belly Ache Minnow'
On the bottom, my 'squirrel bugger' #6. simple and super effective trout minnow.
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Some streamers from the #1 box
top to bottom

a pair of deceivers tied flat wing style
the black one in the middle is a white water witch, appropriately tied with hair from a witch wig
a pair of Tabory snake flies
a craft fur high-tie
and a Gartside softhackle streamer


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Old 11-26-2011, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

loving these threads and having a place to show off my personal best flies.
Looking forward to seeing a lot more from around the country.

conehead #4 (marabou tail, rabbit, dubbing body, hare mask collar)
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blonde fish skull minnow #8. (rabbit, dubbing)
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belly ache minnow... try this fly, it ain't no lie. Belly Ache Minnow Fly Tying Demo - YouTube
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probably my best personal creation. "squirrel bugger #6" or "the Boulder Creek Bandit" caught an elusive 16" brown 1st day trying it out.
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One of many browns taken the week I started using the 'Bellyache Minnow'
(this one unfortunately in the gill flap )
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Let's see some articulated stuff... (not quite there yet personally)
Also post some links to good video tutorials if you have them.
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By request, some articulated streamers! These are Kelly Galoup's Sex Dungeon, and the olive with the light olive tail (which has taken quite a beating) seems particularly successful. White is also successful but I need to tie more!
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Here's a brown caught on the olive one:
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And here's a saltwater box I started tying for my father for Christmas, any suggestions will be considered and likely tied in triplicate:
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Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

Every fly posted here will catch fish no matter where I used them, from the Spring surf to the late Autumn trout fishing rivers. Beautiful work, and I gotta say the 'Squirrel Bugger' has many fish in its future. Great posts and I can't wait to see what's next!

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Your threads are only fueling my desire to start tying my own flies and furthering my addiction to fly fishing! Thanks brother!

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Never tied streamers on Alec Jackson spey hooks before, but that's what the man wanted!
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Posters are fun to make:
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gatortransplant:
Did you sub in marabou for a bushier tail on the sex dungeons? I found Kelly Galloup's youtube instructions and made one(Video: Kelly Galloup’s Sex Dungeon Part 1 & 2 | | Hatches Fly Tying Magazine), looking forward to trying some variations. Super cool spinning and sculpting deer hair... so many possibilities.
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