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post #151 of 155 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 03:43 PM
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I came across this via HeadHunters -

It's called Marks Goblin authored by Mark Hieronymus

I was skeptical to use it for trout but the fish locally are extremely aggressive as they have a lot of competition. They are not spooky by any means and the river is strong. I like the lack of rabbit strip although there is a collar. I think this pattern could go a lot of places. It's articulation in the water is superb and yielded fish for me.

Because there's no rabbit strip it's light and easy to cast

Would love to see someone here play with the design

I'm going to


Glad you like it. I'm the "Mark" in "Mark's Goblin", and that fly has caught steelhead from CA to AK, and big trout from MT to BC and AK.

The wing is BirdFur, and it is almost impossible to foul. I designed the fly to present a full and highly active profile without bulk - the evolution of the Goblin included a fox body at one point, but the "fluffiness" of the fox in the water hindered the motion and made the fly rather "sticky" when casting with light trout gear.

The Goblin is basically a pared down, front station intruder with all the extraneous stuff that doesn't catch fish removed. Pretty simple, really.

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post #152 of 155 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 06:09 AM
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Hot damn! I have scads of bird fur I bought years ago on a close out sale.

Looks like this time my hoarding paid off.

That is one break through design and it lends itself to some other new wrinkles like complex dubbing loops.

Atta boy.

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Hot damn! I have scads of bird fur I bought years ago on a close out sale.

Looks like this time my hoarding paid off.

That is one break through design and it lends itself to some other new wrinkles like complex dubbing loops.

Atta boy.

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Thatís funny, I was just thinking the opposite: looks like I [I]need[I] yet another material! Good grief where does it ever end?

Seriously though, that is one sweet looking fly that I will definitely be adapting to my repertoire. Exactly whet I have been looking for, well done!!!
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This great thread seems dead...
In my case, I have confidence in what I have already posted, and do not believe I need to add anything more to my fishing arsenal. Lately to improve some skills, I have added a new variant of mouse. In short, I am good with ....

* few spiders
* size 6 to 10 conehead muddler
* rabbit tubes
* marabou muddler
* sculpzilla

and a variant of the muddler, the mouse.



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