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post #31 of 155 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 03:01 PM
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I swing these quite a bit. It's another baseline variation of my muddler. I've been having great hook-ups on a white one. These are tied on a Daiichi 2461 #4 streamer hook. (I consider it a smaller hook) So they are more of a micro streamer. I swing them, down and across on my 5wt switch rod. The takes have been violent from the second they hit the water clear through to the dangle.
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post #32 of 155 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 06:36 PM
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Those look awesome! Is there any way you could put up a SBS for them?
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Those look awesome! Is there any way you could put up a SBS for them?
I'll see if I have time. But for now I can post the recipe.

Hotwire Zuddler
Hook: Daichii 2461 #4
Thread: 6/0
Head: Med Conehead
Abdomen: Medium Wire (color of choice)
Tail: Rabbit strip (color of choice)
Overwing: 2 strands of flashabou (color of choice)
Hackle: Pheasant Rump-middle long hackled feather, followed by mallard flank. (colors of choice, but I like to use contrasting colors)
Gills: Red Z-zarn
Collar: Spun deer hair, applied "rolled style". Not spun. Just allow it to move around the sides. Trim the bottom so it's flat. Use a razor to trim the blunt ends by the cone.

For the muddler, just omit the rabbit strip tail and the gills.

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I had an operation on my right foot in October and have been spending some time messing around with dreaming/tying up some little swingers since I won't be doing any fishing for a couple months. These are all fairly simple soft hackle style flies. But of course they haven't been tested yet

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Those look great. You've got the hackle proportioned correctly to the hook. Nice and tight all the way around. What kind of hook are you using for flies 1-4? (going down the list)
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Here's a little sz. 10 spey. The wing is a little long, and my mallard skills need some work. Those wings are tough on small hooks!

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Heli, the addition of the rabbit strip is money. I can see one of those dropping off a bar and...
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Heli, the addition of the rabbit strip is money. I can see one of those dropping off a bar and...
Thanks. Slower water and I fish the muddler. Faster water and I tie on the zuddler. It seems to be working so far.
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[QUOTE=TTL;1153673]Here's a little sz. 10 spey. The wing is a little long, and my mallard skills need some work. Those wings are tough on small hooks!

That looks pretty good. Mallard wings are tricky sometimes.
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Here are a couple of Sparrows. Simple to tie and a great swinger. All material is from the Ringneck Pheasant. Black one is from a black dyed skin. Body is anything you want, these two are tied with Arizona Diamond dub. Black one is Firecracker Diamond Duband natural is olive Diamond dub.

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Heli- Muddlers are a go to pattern for me for just about anything that swims. Your variations are great. They will be a definite addition to my arsenal!

Brookie- Great soft hackles. Really nice clean ties, and I'm sure the trout will love them! Good luck with the foot healing, and since you have some time on your hands, I'm looking forward to more!

TTL- A nice little spey you tied. As you mentioned, shorten the wings, but shorten the body as well. Spey bodies generally start at about the hook point then go forward. Additionally, regarding the wings, as mallard can be a difficult, even more so on smaller ties, try doubling up the slips. Take a strip from the right and left feathers, twice as wide as you want your final wing to be, place one on top of the other, square up the tips, force a fold down the middle and tie it on. Works wonders for the wing set and is quite durable.

Rick- I just put the Pheasant skin away and now you post these beauties! Great ties, and fishy as can get! I have a dyed black Golden skin that would work nicely for the black variation. They're like a more elegant wooly booger, which we all know is really the only fly you ever need!!

I was going to post a take on a trout sized Atlantic pattern called the Branchu, but Photobucket does not seem to be cooperating tonight. Have to try again later, I guess.

Thanks for the great ties and all the inspiration,

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Tying in hand lately and slowly working my way down in hook sizes.

A take on the Atlantic pattern, The Branchu, sz. 8 TMC 200R.

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A ton of really great flies!

Have you guys ever considered doing a SBS (step-by-step) of your fly tying? It would be great for rookies like myself to learn but, also a good way for experienced fly tiers to pick up a few tricks from their peers. Or just show off their stuff, whatever works. There's a SBS over on WFF forum in case you haven't seen it. Something along the same lines that is Trout Spey specific would probably be well received on Spey Pages.
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Will trout eat a skated fly? We shall see!

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Great little tube you tied. Never thought of that.

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