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    Default Simi Seal Leech Patterns

    I have some new materials and am tying a few. I have a few questions. I am using Wapsi brand Angora goat and have viewed the Rohmer video.

    1. What is your favorite way to add a little flash?

    2. Tail options?

    3. If you use a dubbing loop, how long? On my first attempt I ran out of material tying on a #10 3XL nymph/streamer hook. First time I used a dubbing loop and I like it. I struggle with other dubbing methods I have tried so far.

    4. If anyone has a PIC of a favorite variation please feel free to share.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ia_trouter View Post
    I have some new materials and am tying a few. I have a few questions. I am using Wapsi brand Angora goat and have viewed the Rohmer video.

    1. What is your favorite way to add a little flash?

    2. Tail options?

    3. If you use a dubbing loop, how long? On my first attempt I ran out of material tying on a #10 3XL nymph/streamer hook. First time I used a dubbing loop and I like it. I struggle with other dubbing methods I have tried so far.

    4. If anyone has a PIC of a favorite variation please feel free to share.

    thanks
    Either a bit of Ice Dub,Sow Scud, or Antron Dubbing. Also, Antron can make a nice tail depending on how long you want it. As for a dubbing loop no idea I just dub straight to thread.

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    Default Re: Simi Seal Leech Patterns

    Thanks Craig, it's an easy pattern for me to tie and get pretty close to right on the first pass or two. I'll have to fight the temptation to not tie dozens of them before I figure out what colors are best around here.

    I am going to stick with the dubbing loop for now. Goes on MUCH more uniformly for me.

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    Ck. these out:

    Rickard's Emerging Bugger

    SBS instructions are under the photo at top of the page...just click. This is a great pattern !


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    Default Re: Simi Seal Leech Patterns

    Quote Originally Posted by ia_trouter View Post
    Thanks Craig, it's an easy pattern for me to tie and get pretty close to right on the first pass or two. I'll have to fight the temptation to not tie dozens of them before I figure out what colors are best around here.

    I am going to stick with the dubbing loop for now. Goes on MUCH more uniformly for me.
    Black, dark brown and olive should work well around here.

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    Default Re: Simi Seal Leech Patterns

    Quote Originally Posted by planettrout View Post
    Ck. these out:

    Rickard's Emerging Bugger

    SBS instructions are under the photo at top of the page...just click. This is a great pattern !


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    For what species?

    And I wasn't clear, I am tying these for driftless trout, and warm water species too.

    I have goat fur in black, burnt orange and olive, but I can spice it up with other stuff.

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    I tie my Simi Seals with the real deal. Tail is constructed with a clump of Simi seal straightened out... It also has more than enough flash mixed in so I never add any.

    I use a 200R #6(3xl curved, straight eye) and coneheads and .030 lead wraps.

    Dubbing brush is usually 4-6"

    Blood Leech, Black, and Gold Holo work the best for me.


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    Default Re: Simi Seal Leech Patterns

    Thanks Itch, your's appear quite a bit larger than what I am playing with tonight. My tails are nowhere near that large and flowing as I just followed a video for starters. Mine look more like a very fuzzy wooly, and probably panfish-smallish bass appropriate. But that's OK, just getting used to working with the stuff without killing all my materials the first day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ia_trouter View Post
    For what species?

    And I wasn't clear, I am tying these for driftless trout, and warm water species too.

    I have goat fur in black, burnt orange and olive, but I can spice it up with other stuff.
    The pattern is mainly for Trout in still and moving water. It was originated by this guy:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Fishing-Stillwaters-Trophy-Trout-Rickards/dp/0965645800"]Fly-Fishing Stillwaters for Trophy Trout: Denny Rickards: 9780965645805: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FE42NPYXL.@@AMEPARAM@@51FE42NPYXL[/ame]


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    Default Re: Simi Seal Leech Patterns

    I'm back on the simi seal leech kick and going to tie up the variations Planet Trout posted. #8-10 seems to be popular. Has anyone found success with larger or smaller leeches? If so, what species? I intend to target many species with these.

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