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Old 10-09-2013, 07:09 PM
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Those will work well I'd bet. Since I've been using these type flies I've caught some nice rainbows and even grayling on them. That was behind my making them, I wanted something big that would look fun to eat for the fish. I'm trailing a #8 hook behind them and the way they swim along prompts lots of strikes.
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Carlton,

Those will work well I'd bet. Since I've been using these type flies I've caught some nice rainbows and even grayling on them. That was behind my making them, I wanted something big that would look fun to eat for the fish. I'm trailing a #8 hook behind them and the way they swim along prompts lots of strikes.
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They do work well. I started tying them for bass, but after using them for trout I quickly saw how effective they were. I hope you have time this winter to do a SBS for yours. I really like those!! I will try and put one together for mine as soon as I have time. I'm entering my favorite time to be on the river in my neck of the woods. Nov-March I spend as much time as I can on the water chasing the big ones (just not while spawning...i look for the big bows then)

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Hi Carlton,

I'll do one but like you I'm fishing right now. In another 3 to 4 weeks the ice will rule the rivers and there will be time to photograph the steps. I began by tying articulated types and invented my technique as I went. My first few were pretty crude but they got results so I kept at them. I make some using plastic eyes that are almost weightless, these are for low water conditions. Moving to the Sculpin Helmet was a big step because I hadn't used a weighted fly for years. They are however very good in swift water because they get down and swing deep.

Good luck with those rainbows, that is what I'm fishing for now too.

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