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Old 11-07-2008, 11:50 AM
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:00 PM
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Hi BlueBird,

That would definitely work in Alaska.

Here is another Alaskabou you might find interesting.

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Old 11-11-2008, 10:57 PM
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someone from this or another forum mentioned to me to get the "flies for steelhead" book by dick stewart and farrow allen. they show a few of these "alaskabou" patterns developed by george cook.one is the popscicle and others are called "the showgirl" , "tequila sunrise", "candycane" and "pixies revenge" (on side not I wonder if geroge cook frequented strip clubs?) anywho I have a popscicle but the steel didn't even look at it. then again i was a newb then and didn't know what I was doing. heres the pix of the patterns
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:56 AM
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Wow.. I have buy some bright colored marabou feathers today...
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:06 PM
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ya man give um a try. gotta love bright marabou!
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Default Re: Alaskabou

They're actually intended to imitate the small squid west coast steelhead and salmon eat while out in the Pacific. Given the lack of such squid in the great lakes, they can't be expected to work quite so well there.

They are mighty pretty and animated in the water though.
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Default Re: Alaskabou

ya I never used um in the great lakes but that popscicle once. I bet a all white, olive or black one would work tho great here tho! I have heard some people call marabou or bunny strip flies, flesh flies. are they also made to look like tissue or flesh from a dying salmon? like this bunny leech pattern
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Another one that I tied...

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Default Re: Alaskabou

Very nice...I use something like that for pike actually. Bass like them too. Though I add other stuff to them like eyes, more flashbou, and other stuffs, to give it more of a fishy look. The only thing is I'm not crazy for is the suggested wrapped saddle hackle on the front of the fly. Kinda seams out of place on my flies, though your looks really nice. Love the color of it. You might want to add some flash out the back side of the hook as well. I add weight to my flies so it sinks head down, then with each strip of the fly line the head darts up making a jigging action. The flash on the back side then waves in the water adding a lot of action to the fly that pike cannot refuse. I also do a bunny marabou hybrid. The bunny strip goes out the back and the marabou goes on the hook. Now my flies are about the size of your hand and tied on 4/0-6/0 long shank hooks. The flashbou and bunny gives a lot of added action to the back side giving it more of a real look (to me anyways) and adds a tail to the fly. I myself try to give it a fish imitator look over being a bug or shrimp.
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MrEsox... hmmm... great idea... let me try that..
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