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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Used Flies - Memories of 2015

This is a sequel to Mike's excellent thread from last year titled "Used Flies - Memories of 2014". Now another year has come and gone leaving just steelhead memories and a few photos. "Numbers were down" again in the Great Lakes region as they say; but the weather was stellar with fishable rivers and warm fall conditions right into season close on New Years eve.

Here are some photos of a most excellent day where the weather was changing all around me - it rained, it snowed and the wind blew hard, then we had calm.The fish were responding that day to the atmospheric pressure changes. Non-comitial ; but responding with many tugs and grabs. There is nothing more kool than to be fishing in a stormy, fluctuating and volatile weather system with the awesomeness of mother nature and active fish .

I had success that day on the chewed up fly pictured here; landing the Grand River hat trick - a bass, a walleye and a steelhead all in one afternoon; all on the same fly. As it happened most of my steelhead this fall were hooked and landed on this one pattern. Other patterns just were not as productive for me.

The Tattered Killer:
tube - aluminum 1.25" w/ Teflon liner
body rear half - UNI-French embossed medium silver tinsel
body front half - UNI-Stretch black
rib - oval silver tinsel
under wing - white buck tail
collar- mallard chartreuse
over wing - temple dog
flash - chartreuse Angel Hair
hook - Gama Double 21, size 10
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2016, 07:05 AM
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Very impressive my friend ... it's not everyday you get into 3 different species of fish !!
While you were fishing that day, I was 3hrs north of you on the water as well

http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/5...ay-2015-a.html

I did not have the success that you speak of, but it was a great day !!
Love that tube !! I can see why it's a killer


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Very cool catches! I wish I could fluke a walleye from time to time up here... I too gained so much confidence in one of my flies this fall I almost fished it exclusively. It just kept producing no matter what the conditions. I'll try to upload a pic soon.
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Your tattered killer is very much like the classic streamer, Nine Three. Nice.
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