Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Streamers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Springfield, MO
    Posts
    571

    Default Streamers

    Recently I've become enamored with tying streamers, especially articulated ones, but that is for later in the post.

    What are some of everyones favorite streamers and what sizes? I want to start filling a streamer box with baitfish imitatiions. I realy like matuka style patterns and need to work on some muddlers but what else is good.

    I really like some of the Kelly Galloup flies are they worth a shot at tying? I think they look super productive.

    I'm particularly after sculpin and darter type patterns.

    Moving on, When tying a matuka should I tie in one or two hackles for the tail and back? Also, i have been stripping the barbs off of the bottom side of the stem so it lies flatter, should I continue that?

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pinedale, WY
    Posts
    18,886
    Blog Entries
    50

    Default Re: Streamers

    Lancer: I also like Kelly Galloup's streamers, my favorites are the Zoo Cougar, Circus Peanut, Big Gulp Sculpin and the of course the Double Bunny in sizes 4 and 6.

    Larry

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Springfield, MO
    Posts
    571

    Default Re: Streamers

    Thanks A Lot! I'll look into starting to accumulate some stuff for his flies, problem being they look relatively tough to tie.

    Sorry this should have been in the general tying section, but since it's here I dont think it would hurt anyone if they could "share" some of their patterns.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Streamers

    Quote Originally Posted by lancer09 View Post
    Recently I've become enamored with tying streamers, especially articulated ones, but that is for later in the post.

    What are some of everyones favorite streamers and what sizes? I want to start filling a streamer box with baitfish imitatiions. I realy like matuka style patterns and need to work on some muddlers but what else is good.

    I really like some of the Kelly Galloup flies are they worth a shot at tying? I think they look super productive.

    I'm particularly after sculpin and darter type patterns.

    Moving on, When tying a matuka should I tie in one or two hackles for the tail and back? Also, i have been stripping the barbs off of the bottom side of the stem so it lies flatter, should I continue that?

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    I strip the hackle for flies that I post or any that have a slim body they look better, also you can flatten the stem at the point where you tie it in (this will some times get them to sit better)

    You should use 2 feathers, some that I tie use 4+ feathers

    I have a tutiral video of a parsons glory (classic NZ mutuku) but need too get another computer before I can convert it for use on the net (from AVI to FLV) I will send a pm when I get it working it may help

    My favorite in this style are the parsons glory, the grey ghost, split partridge (this is a bit harder too tie tho), the Hearts creek, and red shadow (the patterns are in the classic thread) in sizes 4-8 are good

    Some of the sculpin patterns we use are tied like the killer flies in the classic thread but with the side feathers cocked up (usualy coloured partridge) in 4-8

    Chris
    "the fight is for habitait. Once its continuation is assured the fish will largely look after themselves." KD

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pinedale, WY
    Posts
    18,886
    Blog Entries
    50

    Default Re: Streamers

    Quote Originally Posted by lancer09 View Post
    Thanks A Lot! I'll look into starting to accumulate some stuff for his flies, problem being they look relatively tough to tie.

    Sorry this should have been in the general tying section, but since it's here I dont think it would hurt anyone if they could "share" some of their patterns.
    Lancer: I agree, I guess that is why he commands the prices he gets for those articulated streamers. For something simplier, you might try different versions of the Wooly Bugger. It has been around a long time but still catches lots of fish. Here is another idea, these Bite Me Buggers do real well on the North Platte: Bite Me Buggers

    I also like John Barr's Slump Buster: Charlie's FlyBox - Colorado's Best FlyShop and online Fly Tying Tutorials

    Here is Charlie Craven's version of the Sex Dungeon: Charlie's FlyBox - Colorado's Best FlyShop and online Fly Tying Tutorials

    You might also take at look at some of the great looking patterns in last years streamer swap: Trout Streamer Swap, Fall 2009

    You might find something of interest in last years Wooly Bugger swap: Wooly Bugger Swap?

    You might also want to look over the great streamer patterns that Chris has posted in this thread: Classic New Zealand Streamers

    Larry
    Last edited by mcnerney; 09-20-2010 at 10:17 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Upper Mojave Desert
    Posts
    1,823

    Default Re: Streamers

    This summer I was in a fly shop looking for chennile when the owner said take a look at my dubbed Buggers. Haven't looked back since. Here's the concept. Mix Ice/Brite/Sparkle dubbing in a couple of different colors of spikey dubbing. Dub a multi color tapered body. When you pick out the dubbing you are picking out the same color sparkle all along the body. I'm having a ball with the different combos.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Streamers

    I love Kelly's flies. The Sex Dungeon, Zoo Cougar for predatory fish like browns are killer at this time. He knows his streamers.
    Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Springfield, MO
    Posts
    571

    Default Re: Streamers

    In my searching for patterns I found a great site that is actually located out of from very close to where I'm at. There are a lot of kelly galloup flies as well as some local ones. I hope everyone can, at somepoint find it useful.

    www.taneycomotrout.com

Similar Threads

  1. what to do with all the streamers
    By gvc in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-04-2010, 06:22 PM
  2. Some Streamers
    By bighorn flies in forum Rocky Mountain Range
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-25-2009, 11:43 PM
  3. Streamers
    By axle27 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-16-2009, 01:45 AM
  4. Need different rod for streamers?
    By ducktrooper in forum The Fly Cast
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-24-2008, 07:42 PM
  5. streamers
    By porgie in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-05-2006, 11:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •