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Old 03-09-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Double Hook Streamers

I want to try tying some bigger streamers, with the double hooks attached together by wire or backing.

I'm sure there's a thread here on it, just can't find it.

Really just looking for the most common materials to link them together, and how to get a good bond (wire wrap, A thread, with/without superglue?) and what hook profiles work for this.

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:18 PM
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I could be doing this wrong, but I learned from one tyer and have never questioned it. It seemed wierd and insufficient to me at first but once I put a few of them together and tried to rip them apart I was convinced.

I put a piece of very heavy mono, something like a 20+ through the eye of the trailer hook (having prepared the trailing portion of the fly first), leave tag ends long enough to run the length of the primary hook, and just double wrap all the way down and back with a larger thread. Alot of mine are done with kevlar thread, and I really yank it tight. Like I said; I wasn't convinced until I tried to pull the two hooks apart, they were locked solid; any leader/tippet would break well before the trailer hook came off.

Give it a try, or wait for someone more experienced to offer another method.

The video posted by Davo is the way I do it...Easier to see there.

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: Double Hook Streamers

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There are a few methods for attaching the second hook. Here is a youtube video of the simplest method.

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I do this the same way as ausablebrown does. The only flies I use the stinger on are McNally Magnums for pike and I use 25 lb mono with a size 10 or 12 double hook for the back hook. Like ausable I've never had one come undone.

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Default Re: Double Hook Streamers

Same here. Recently tied a bunch of articulated "Circus Peanuts". The difference is I used thread wrap over the shank; tie in the mono; superglue. I've also used a small glass bead to pass both tag ends of mono through.
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Default Re: Double Hook Streamers

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I want to try tying some bigger streamers, with the double hooks attached together by wire or backing.

I'm sure there's a thread here on it, just can't find it.

Really just looking for the most common materials to link them together, and how to get a good bond (wire wrap, A thread, with/without superglue?) and what hook profiles work for this.

Thanks.. Dave
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Default Re: Double Hook Streamers

on my articulated streamers I use mono almost exclusively. I have heard that a certain wire gives better action, but with every wire I have tried, it actually deducts the action.

Best guide for the mono test, instead of just going 20pound like a lot of people recommend, pick the largest pound fish you can reasonably expect to catch, and add 50percent. Only really deviate from that if you fish extremely turbulent waters.


For me, the largest trout I caught was 8 pounds. So, I usually go with 12 pound test, or 15 if I'm fishing an area with multiple species, or if I fish where a toothy critter can touch it.
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Default Re: Double Hook Streamers

I tied a few Intruders with red 50lb. Power Pro. I cut the bend of the hook off the front hook and leave only the trailer.
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Default Re: Double Hook Streamers

Dave: Here is a YouTube video (actually a 3 part video) detailing how to tie the articulated streamer called the Circus Peanut:

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Default Re: Double Hook Streamers

Thanks all.. lots of good info to pour through and watch.

Thanks for being patient with a noob.

What about hooks? What types of hook styles?

And the thread... what size? or does Kevlar thread just come in one size?

And I was planing on cutting the lead hook too.. these are all for catch and release trout, if that changes the hook profiles.
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