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I am new to the forum and on past visits could not help noticing the quality information and the good fly tying. Here are a few of my latest winter steelhead flys. I would love some feedback, suggestions, tips, critiques.

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Hard to go wrong when your copying one of the masters :Eyecrazy:

Those sure resemble Scott Howells Signature Series Intruders

Good looking ties, they will hunt well !! :D
 

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Hi

I am new to the forum and on past visits could not help noticing the quality information and the good fly tying. Here are a few of my latest winter steelhead flys. I would love some feedback, suggestions, tips, critiques.

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Welcome to the forum. Pretty sweet ties you have there! Would love to see a step by step youtube instructional video if your ever so inclined. :)
 

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An observation, not always a defect: flies with thick, shaggy hair dubbing like those are not inclined to sink quickly, although those weighted eyes will help. A large but slender fly like a Winter's Hope sinks like cable. And the Vedder isn't usually really fast or deep.
 

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That is a good observation, I agree. If I want to fish a deep, fast run I will have to tie a different style of fly or tie these ones a lot more sparse. On the Vedder I can get away with a more bushy collar in most of the water I fish. Good eye though, maybe I will have to tie some of those winter's hopes.
 

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for your hackle, check out splitting pheasant tail. pretty easy process, still sinks well but holds huge profile in the water....ive been fairly successful with it
 

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I apologize for my slow response, I have been out of town for awhile with no access to a computer. These intruders are rigged in the "old school" style. There is a monofilament loop behind the dubbing loop at the back. The line goes through the eye of the hook, through the monofilament loop and then gets tied to the hook. A small tube is fitted over the but end of the shank and the hook gets fitted into the opposite end. If you google "old style intruder rigging" Scott Howell has good clip explaining the whole system. It works well.
 

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Color question

I was just wondering what you think about the white/orange look with the bl/wht feathers? Seems Like a cool combo and also when you like to fish it? K
 

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I have found that the orange and white color combo is good in clear water conditions. I have had good success fishing it in spring.
 
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