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Old 07-28-2013, 04:02 PM
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I'm not as good a tyer as a lot of you, but I've been tying up a lot of clousers, because now is the season to catch a lot of schoolie striped bass in the American River. Hopefully, my carpal tunnel will get better so I can fish without my hand going numb so I can fish the dang things - I start therapy next week.

It's tied on a Eagle Claw Bill Pate 2/0 - For how cheap these are from Cabelas I'm surprised how sharp they come out of the box. I learned about these hooks on a salt water forum where several guys who fish for blues and other super hard fighting fish with them. They say the will not bend and they stay sharp.

I forget which thread I used, but it turns translucent when I apply the new Clear Cure Goo Hydro to it which allows the color of material to come through.

The eyes are non-toxic barbel eyes I found on Cabelas as well. They were pretty cheap too and they are .25".

The belly is Fly Tyer's Dungeon (FTD) Congo Hair in natural white. Comes in dizzying array of very fishy colors.

The back is FTD Congo Hair in chartreuse needle fish.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:48 PM
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^I don't think the fish will care about your tying skills. That fly there will definately catch some fish....
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These worked well this weekend in the high water

#12 Hairs Ear Softhackle

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Lots of beautiful flies from everyone!

Bear, those soft hackles look deadly. Well done!
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More of these;
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Bunny & Deer Hair Sculpin - articulated, quite a shift from my traditional tying style but I get a little better with each one. They have a #8 Gamakatsu hook trailing and threaded through the bunny strip. I'm attaching the hook with 12 pound backing. Since I began using these last year they are bringing a lot of trout so I'll keep practicing their making.

The eyes are little plastic jobs on a post. They are a real pain because at this point I am using hot glue to make pairs of them. If anyone knows a better way to secure them into a set please send a PM so I'm sure to find it.

Fish are still taking the Jock O' Dee and my Nine Three variant but when things slow or the fish seem small I tie one of the Sculpin on and rework the runs. Almost every time I find a nice one I missed on the first pass.

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More of these;
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Bunny & Deer Hair Sculpin - articulated, quite a shift from my traditional tying style but I get a little better with each one. They have a #8 Gamakatsu hook trailing and threaded through the bunny strip. I'm attaching the hook with 12 pound backing. Since I began using these last year they are bringing a lot of trout so I'll keep practicing their making.

The eyes are little plastic jobs on a post. They are a real pain because at this point I am using hot glue to make pairs of them. If anyone knows a better way to secure them into a set please send a PM so I'm sure to find it.

Fish are still taking the Jock O' Dee and my Nine Three variant but when things slow or the fish seem small I tie one of the Sculpin on and rework the runs. Almost every time I find a nice one I missed on the first pass.

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Excuse me Sir, but aren't you suppose to be out catching fish with clients. ;-)

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Excuse me Sir, but aren't you suppose to be out catching fish with clients. ;-)
Hi Tom,

Yeah but no one wants to fish with me Actually I will be leaving Saturday August 3, for a 9 day trip with some Spey casting & single hand fly fishers, so I will be helping others and may not have much chance to fish. Trust me though, I'll find some time
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Toying around with winged wets...think I'm getting them figured out a little bit at a time.

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