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  1. Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    Everyone I fish with thinks I'm crazy for fishing streamers so much. They catch a lot of fish on nymph rigs, but I catch a lot bigger fish when I throw meat. My addiction has gotten so bad I am in the process of buying a switch rod specifically for streamer fishing for trout.

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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    Beautifully produced post, Ard!
    Gary

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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;



    ok, pretty sure I followed the same procedure. But now I get to show off my streamers...

    6/0 rainbow for musky or pike (still trying to find one to cast to...)
    #2 and 1/0 'Belly Ache Minnow'
    On the bottom, my 'squirrel bugger' #6. simple and super effective trout minnow.
    Last edited by tbblom; 11-26-2011 at 08:59 AM. Reason: finally got my pics in, thanks Ard!

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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    Some streamers from the #1 box
    top to bottom

    a pair of deceivers tied flat wing style
    the black one in the middle is a white water witch, appropriately tied with hair from a witch wig
    a pair of Tabory snake flies
    a craft fur high-tie
    and a Gartside softhackle streamer


    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    loving these threads and having a place to show off my personal best flies.
    Looking forward to seeing a lot more from around the country.

    conehead #4 (marabou tail, rabbit, dubbing body, hare mask collar)


    blonde fish skull minnow #8. (rabbit, dubbing)


    belly ache minnow... try this fly, it ain't no lie. Belly Ache Minnow Fly Tying Demo - YouTube


    probably my best personal creation. "squirrel bugger #6" or "the Boulder Creek Bandit" caught an elusive 16" brown 1st day trying it out.


    One of many browns taken the week I started using the 'Bellyache Minnow'
    (this one unfortunately in the gill flap )


    Let's see some articulated stuff... (not quite there yet personally)
    Also post some links to good video tutorials if you have them.

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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    By request, some articulated streamers! These are Kelly Galoup's Sex Dungeon, and the olive with the light olive tail (which has taken quite a beating) seems particularly successful. White is also successful but I need to tie more!

    Here's a brown caught on the olive one:

    And here's a saltwater box I started tying for my father for Christmas, any suggestions will be considered and likely tied in triplicate:
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    Every fly posted here will catch fish no matter where I used them, from the Spring surf to the late Autumn trout fishing rivers. Beautiful work, and I gotta say the 'Squirrel Bugger' has many fish in its future. Great posts and I can't wait to see what's next!

    Ard

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    Ard-

    Your threads are only fueling my desire to start tying my own flies and furthering my addiction to fly fishing! Thanks brother!

    -Ian

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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    Never tied streamers on Alec Jackson spey hooks before, but that's what the man wanted!
    Gary[IMG][/IMG]

    ---------- Post added at 04:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:49 PM ----------

    Posters are fun to make:
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    Default Re: Streamers, How I got Hooked on Swinging;

    gatortransplant:
    Did you sub in marabou for a bushier tail on the sex dungeons? I found Kelly Galloup's youtube instructions and made one(Video: Kelly Galloup’s Sex Dungeon Part 1 & 2 | | Hatches Fly Tying Magazine), looking forward to trying some variations. Super cool spinning and sculpting deer hair... so many possibilities.

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