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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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What flies?

What flies are you all fishing on your trout speys? I have an affinity for small streamers on mine. Mostly Wooly Bugger variations and lightly weighted Sculpin patterns. It'd be great to see some pictures too!

Here's the fly I intend on swinging a lot this season. I'm calling it the "Sculbugger" though I cant take credit for the name as my buddy Mark (Fyshead) came up with it. I haven't had a chance to fish it yet but I hope she swings up a few hungry trout this summer.


"Sculbugger" recipe:
Hook: Umpqua U301 streamer hook.
Tail: Olive Marabou
Body: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Whiting Grizzly Bugger Pack
Rib: Red Ultrawire
Flash: Holographic Gold Flashabou
Wing: Peacock Swords
Head: Dubbing loop with Olive Variant Rabbit fur.

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Winner Winner chicken dinner I am thinking the color combinations are endless

Thanks for the inspiration, In case I am missing something from the photo please add the recipe if you would be so kind
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Brilliant !!!!
That will fool any trout in my neck of the woods


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That's a beauty for sure!

Here is my selection for trout. I use the same flies for trout I do for salmon and walleye and steel although my rivers are a bit unique. They don't have a ton of aquatic life are cold high and fast so the fish are abnormally aggressive

All of these have caught trout and while I prefer traditional patterns from the days of Hardy and yore these are very productive.

Monday the season should start getting hot










These have been the most productive

When summer rolls around I switch to unweighted Spey flies

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Winner Winner chicken dinner I am thinking the color combinations are endless

Thanks for the inspiration, In case I am missing something from the photo please add the recipe if you would be so kind
Thanks Eddy! The recipe is fairly simple. It's basically a standard Wooly Bugger until you get to the head. Then I added a few peacock swords for a wing (dorsal fin) and then did a dubbing loop with some rabbit fur, wrapped that a few times and tied off so it has a nice bushy head with very little weight.

I used a feather from a Whiting Bugger pack, which has fairly stiff hackle fibers, on the body. This keeps that rabbit fur head nice and round so it doesn't collapse under current. I tried the same pattern with a much softer feather from an old saddle and although it looks just as buggy, the fur head tends to collapse under minimal current due to a lack of support.

Hope that helps ya out!
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That's a great looking fly. That's the kind I would put on my kids' rod, too. -- they would catch trout alongside me and the next you know the rod would be jerked from their hand by a 10lb steelhead. Black and purple, black and blue, endless color combos. Any good fisherman knows that peacock swords are deadly.
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Nice pattern there Try a black version with red flashabou under the rib and body hackle, this can be a killer combo sometimes.....
More trout patterns.....yes....
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Ive copped a fair bit of harassment this season about the radical content of my wet fly box, but clearly I have been far too conservative so far! Thanks heaps for posting those photos lads. The mid winter tying sessions have just taken on a whole new level of challenge. What wonderful looking trout flies and just right for 5 or 6 wt speys. Tube flies are very rare indeed down here so there is going to be some serious research and experimentation going on. Nice work all round. Much appreciated... Jimmy
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