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peregrines 06-11-2011 03:31 PM

Panfish and Bass Swap, Spring 2011
Thanks all participants, a great looking bunch of flies.

More recipes will be posted for flies on Monday.

by Swirlchaser

These are tied on Size 1 hook

Swirlchaser writes:

" I tie these flies with mono because they get thrashed pretty hard.
1. Tie in bucktail and Flash at the bend of the hook (length is your preference)
2. Tie in hackle at the bend and wrap forward (I tie it in by the tip so the longer fibers of the base of the feather end up near the eye of the hook).
3. Tie in your foam 1/8" from the eye. Leave approximately 3/16" hanging over the eye.
4. At this point you need to bring the thread to the bend of the hook working through the hacklesop you don't lay it down.
5. Tie the foam down at the bend of the hook and tie off.
6. Fold the foam forward and tie down at the eye. I put some wraps on and whip finish UNDER the foam heads so they stand up. Cement and go fishing!"

DH Streamer
by Mudbug

SimiSeal Leech
also by Mudbug (see videos in post below from Mudbug for tying instructions for both of his flies)

Cat's Whiskers
by Flytier07

Hook: 2 or 3xl Long shanked hook size 8-12
Thread: Red
Tail: White marabou tips
Body: Green chenille
Rib: Copper or red wire
Wing: White marabou tips

Rubber Legged Woolly Bugger
by khl
Size 8 TMC 5263
Danville's 210 Denier Flax Waxed Nylon
0.015" lead wire wrap - wrapped the whole shank
5/32" countersunk brass bead
olive marabou
gold holographic flash
medium wapsi woolly bugger chenille in olive (CWB089)
black hackle
orange and black rubber legs

Merlino's Fire Tiger
by Tyler185

Hook: TMC 600SP 1/0
Thread: Danvilles 210 denier waxed flymaster plus
Eyes: Medium sized yellow barbells
Legs: Orvis sexi black & white barred
Tail: Tiger barred black/orange over yellow rabbit strip
Wing: Orange & yellow marabou
Flash: Pearl Flashabou
Throat: Orange raccoon
Topping: Chartreuse raccoon

* A piece of mono was tied in at the bend of the hook for a foul guard.

Shannon's Streamer
by Stl_Geoff
(see Geoff's post below for video on tying instructions)

Bumble Bee
by Famil00

Hook: Mustad streamer hook size 10
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Foam spider body and yellow and black chenille
Legs: balsck rubber

Lite Bright Leech
by Carman9941

Foam Beetle
by peregrines
Hook: 2 or 3xlong size 10
Thread: Black 6/0
Foamshell back: 2mm orange, cut to hook gap width, and about 2 shank lengths long, tied in rear 1/2 of hook, excess left trailing off rear of hook, (it will be pulled over after underbody is wrapped)
Underbody: Peacock herl (peacock colored cactus chenille used here)on rear 1/2 of hook
Shell back: foam pulled over and tied off at 1/2 point of shank, leaving excess pointing towards front of hook ( it can be dotted with permanent magic marker if desired after fly is completed).
Legs: 1 centipede leg cut in half. A 1/2 centipede leg tied is tied in at midpoint on each side of shank to make 4 legs.
Wing post: optional, but increases visibility, tuft of white poly or acrylic yarn
Thorax: Small section of foam back tied down, excess foam trimmed
Head: Black thread

Fire Tiger Hollow Fleye
by peregrines
A short shank Eagle Claw 254 Size 2 saltwater hook used here
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon used here because of it's strength since you'll want to crank down on the bucktail
Body is built using successive bunches of bucktail tied in tips forward, then tips are swept back and locked in place with thread.
See step by step here:

This fly was built in 4 bunches:
from rear
1st bunch: yellow was tied in on bottom of shank, chartreuse on top
2nd bunch: repeat above
3rd bunch: Orange bucktail on bottom, yellow on sides, chartreuse on top
4th bunch: Black bucktail

mudbug 06-11-2011 06:37 PM

Re: Panfish and Bass Swap, Spring 2011
Very cool stuff, I can't wait.

Tying instructions for both my flies can be seen in these videos.

As simple as it looks in the video, I actually struggled with parts of mine. Mostly getting the eyes to stay put.


The difference with mine is that I added a soft hackle collar. I recieved one like it in a swap awhile back and I loved it. It seems like suck a great idea and it really catches fish. Not just bass or panfish, but trout gobble them up also.

I submitted two for a few reasons. First I wasn't completely happy with my DH streamers. Even after tying 12 of them I think I still have work to do. I think I may try using a different glue on the head, something like softex or flexament. Also, they are pretty big and I didn't want the panfish people left out, also, I'm just pretty much enthused with the SHSSL (Local speak for soft hackle simi seal leach)

stl_geoff 06-13-2011 11:43 AM

Re: Panfish and Bass Swap, Spring 2011
Here's an article with recipe on how to tie the Streamer I sent in;
Shannon's Streamer, An Adventures In Fly Tying Video From Fly Fish Ohio

peregrines 06-14-2011 03:27 PM

Re: Panfish and Bass Swap, Spring 2011
Thanks guys for the tutorials!

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