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Old 04-20-2009, 04:51 PM
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What does this mean? I have been doing a bit of reading about FF'ing in the Jackson Hole area and I keep reading that they fish a lot of attractor patterns....What does this mean?
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Hello,

Basically attractor patterns are those which do not represent a particular insect, or food source, but rather "attract" fish do to the different look or coloration they have. That's how I describe them anyway. Example would be a Royal Wulff, looks kinda like a mayfly but does not look like any particular one due to the peacock red floss banding (that would be a strange looking fly in real life). So it is basically used to "attract" attention and the curiosity of the fish.

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Most attractor patterns are brightly cplored flys with many materials in each one. A prime exzample would be Kaufman"s Stimulatour, a fly with,(usually),a orange body with a tail of elkhair, the body being palmered with brown dry fly hackle, which is reinforced with copper wire.The wing is made of elk hair, over which thinskin or the like is sometimes tied. The thorax is orange dubbing, palmered over by grizzly or brown dry fly hakle. The head is thread, black or orange.This fly was designed to be twitche hard on the surface, attracting the fish's attention. It also works when twitched or stripped under water, like a streamer.However it can be difficult to sink the fly because of all thebuyant materials incorparated into it!!!You can see how this fly could reprisent just about anything under the sun. The wing and color lends itself to a caddis imitation in smaller sizes, and on larger sizes,can be used for a stonefly imitation. If you tie yourself, toss on a pair of rubber legs, and you have a grasshopper imitation. Tie some without the front hackle, or cut it off, and you have a streamer!!! This is what an attracter pattern does.It attracts fish, and in most cases, can be used to imitate many different things.Good luck at Jackson Hole,

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The most common attractor patterns here in Jackson are Stimulators, hoppers, Chernobal Ants, Club Sandwiches, Humpies and Double Humpies. Basically anything big and buggy looking. Lots of hair or rubber legs or both!! LOL. The local fly shops can direct you to what is working best at the time your here.
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Default Re: Attractor Patterns??

Just for reference; this is an example of a fly meant to attract a fish's attention and hopefully get the fish to strike the fly.

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