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intruders for trout

I know this topic has been visited before, but here I go again. I would really like to try some intruder flies for brown trout, landlock salmon and brook trout. I'm thinking of tying some using craft fur, in stead of ostrich. ( similar to senyos craft fur intruder) has anyone had good luck swinging them for trout???
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I would like to see a picture of one when you get them tied.


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I imagine they would work for chasing browns, especially tied in baby brown trout colours, they love to hate their own.
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Yes....

I swing bug flies for trout often. One of my favourite shank style flies, especially for trout is a "hobo spey" but I use oranges and olives and blacks.

2-3" long and the trout just hammer them.

Craft fur, marabou, rabbit, whatever just scale down the size a bit, or don't. I'm always suprised by what trout will eat, and have caught quite a few sub 12" fish on 3-4" long flies.

Another material that comes to mind is arctic fox, or temple dog.

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I have tied a bunch of temple dog style trout tubes and black intruder style flies on micro tubes. The planter trout down here in NC seem to go nuts for them.
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I remember reading an article on Gink and Gasoline at some point about swinging assorted steelhead flies for trout, some reduced in size, some full size. I think intruders and bunny leeches and a couple other patterns were discussed. If you aren't reading Gink and Gasoline already, you should be, great coverage of all things fly fishing, from trout in tiny mountain creeks to swinging for steelhead and flats fishing in the salt
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Try checking out Jerry French's video on tying the "Schnidle Wiggler". I know it's more of a leech than an intruder BUT he makes really great points on how to go smaller. He takes his Dirty Hoh fly and makes it smaller, sparser, and changes up the materials to keep the fly profile all while keeping in mind you are probably using lighter gear to cast it. I made some of these for trout and they did great.
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Thanks for the info! Now its time to go to work!
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Try checking out Jerry French's video on tying the "Schnidle Wiggler". I know it's more of a leech than an intruder BUT he makes really great points on how to go smaller. He takes his Dirty Hoh fly and makes it smaller, sparser, and changes up the materials to keep the fly profile all while keeping in mind you are probably using lighter gear to cast it. I made some of these for trout and they did great.
I agree with Bob. I have tied a few of these patterns and had success. Not really an intruder, but stylistic in tying methods. They throw well and have a great profile in the water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X97mKphlwZg
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Above average success with tube flies lately. The dangle producing the best numbers, with the tube opening in the front it's a belief ,or maybe just the heavy eyes , that when you release tension on the dangle the water fills the tube causing a dive towards the bottom...to what I believe produces an undeniable fishy movement at the end of a swing.

Patterns aren't extremely important in choices in past experience, as long as the color combo/movement qualities provide that it will hunt. Big fan lately of...

Tube>angel hair under tail>dub loop> ostrich tail on top of tube, not spun around> dub or tinsel body>hackle> dub loop> throat hackle>Oval tinsel> angel hair under wing> ostrich top wing> one turn marabou. Big lead eyes on the front.

Colors can be adjusted accordingly but this is a very simple pattern that just moves moves moves in the water. Best success on this pattern equaling about 3" total, with the angel hair tail sticking a pinch past everything else in the back.

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