Posts Tagged ‘steelhead pattern

13
Nov
13

Black & White

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04
Feb
11

Fly Tying: Zandoli Worm

The linked to video isn’t the best, but you get the idea. The trickiest part of the fly is the wrapping of the chenille up the Spider wire core section between the hooks. Anyway, it prompts the ‘I’m going to give that a try’ or ‘I wonder if………’     More here by Thomas Zandoli

Zandoli Worm


02
Sep
10

Fly Tying: Exciter Fly Patterns (goofball alert)

Back in the late 70’s or early 80’s, I came by a book called Exciter Fishing: A New Way to Catch Trout, Salmon and Char by Fred Olson (Winchester Press, 1978). The gist of the book was that migratory fish were not feeding, but rather responding to stimuli that excited the striking responses of the fish. One of the assertions was that certain colors or combinations of colors were ‘exciters’ to fish, therefore you might as well combine those colors into one ‘exciter’ palette and see what shook. OMG!

So, this is akin to self flagellation, but here are a couple such patterns, tied long ago. Part of yesterday’s rescue effort, the wings are a little worse for wear from moths, but you get the goofy intent and craziness of it all. To a much lesser degree today, steelhead patterns are combinations of colors and movement to excite the striking response…but, at the time, and even now, these were outlandish patterns.

"Exciter Fly" By the Colors (SwittersB)

19
Nov
09

You harlot!!

I didn’t tie this pattern (Jack Hagan, see 7-26-08 posting here)…the Summer Run (which I believe would be perfect year around). The dubbed thorax and wrapped wing would be typical, but the double wire wrapped body requires a precise handling of the two wires, that need to be wrapped to ensure one set of wraps butts up against the previous wraps resulting in the beautiful body.




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