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How do you cure this? I know its very addicting.........why dont I have an urge to tie the classics like orange heron or the lady caroline?.......everyone stay away from uliwon and kush,they will infect you too(north of the border)
 

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Can anyone post a link to a picture/recipe for the blasted thing? I keep hearing about them, but my google search for "intruder" takes me to some 15-year-old's term paper on Faulkner, or a handgun advertisement.
 

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Jim,

You have a real problem - with all the exotic feathers you have at your disposal you will soon find it cutting into your business - as the really cool ones will find themselves as part of some new Intruder design!

I can see it now, the British Columbia Intruders Annonymous group will be meeting at Scott's store, sitting there smoking big fat Cuban's in those leather arm chairs eying up your SPEYCO display board! I can't wait ... :devil:
 

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Help,Help,Help.........I cant get the purple,pink and orange dye off of my hands.......Because of the coloured hands and the rapid eye movments someone will think I stole a bank machine......
 

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I am tying beach intruders for stripers to toss on a new prototype beach two-hander.... in squid colors. Man do they look tasty! :eyecrazy:
 

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The Intruder:

Hook:
The fly itself is tied on a size 2/0 Mustad 36890 salmon that has been straightened out and cut off. The trailer hook is a Daichii 2451—size 2 for steelhead that average under eight pounds, size 1 for those that run eight to 16 pounds. Sand smooth the part of the hook shank you have cut.

Ribbing:
Tie in a loop of 25-pound-test monofilament a quarter-inch up from the end of the shank. Tie in oval gold tinsel and take two wraps in back of the mono loop, one wrap in front.

Rear Hackle:
Tie in a long, soft, black hackle and take three wraps.

Feelers:
Tie in nine strands of dyed-orange ostrich plume, on each side of hook shank. Tie in dyed-orange ringneck pheasant tail and take three of four turns.

Body:
Tie in a long, skinny badger hackle and leave hanging. Tie in burnt-orange chenille and wrap forward tightly to within a half-inch of eye of the hook. Wind the badger hackle forward through chenille, ending with three successive turns at thee point where the chenille terminates. Spin a small clump of black deer hair and trim butts flush with the shank. Tie in orange ringneck pheasant tail and take three or four turns.

Shell:
Tie in two cree hackles on each side of the shank for “wings”. Tie in dyed-orange winea hackle and take four or five turns.

Head:
Tie in a small ball of black chenille. Tie in lead eyes. Whip finish. Cover head with Aquaseal thinned with Cotol.

Tying Note 1:
Ringneck pheasant tails are split down the stem with a single-edge razor, do they can be wrapped as a hackle. Soaking the tail for 10 minutes in warm water can aid in the splitting-and-wrapping process.

Tying Note 2:
Other species of pheasant produce differing appearances; Amherst is particularly striking.

Rigging the Intruder:
Pass your leader through the eye of the hook, then through the monofilament loop, then through a quarter-inch-long piece of 16-gauge electrical wire from which the wire core has been removed. Tie the leader to the trailer hook with Lefty Kreh’s nonslip loop knot. Push the electrical insulation up onto the end of the hook shank and pull slowly on the leader to draw the knot snugly into the other end of the insulation, making sure that everything pulls together with the hook point riding up.

Ed prefers to tie the Intruder on straightened Mustad hook shanks. He shared with us that, for the innovative anadromous tier, the pattern can also be tied on tubes or Waddington shanks; this would eliminate the need for his clever monofilament loop, which you’ll learn about in this edition of Inside The Ultimate Fly Box. One more thought Ed asked us to share with you: Please do not tie the Intruder on single hooks larger than size 1/0. Single hooks larger than this, he reminds us can be harmful to wild steelhead, every one of which should be released alive and unharmed.
 

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speypages brother.
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I use stuff like vulturine guinea fowl,argus,brown eared-white eared pheasant and tragopan. The nice thing about intruders you wont lose as many fish,and you can just make them up as you tie them. If I cant trick them into biting Ill scare them into biting!........I have to go I think there's an intruder in my house!
 

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Tyler,

Now look what you have done!! You've corrupted another tyer by introducing him to the addictiveness of Intruder tying! Quick, get out to a "therapy room" as quickly as possible and do some grease lining with some classic feather wing low-water flies.

Jimandre,

Even boogie men run from Intruder's because they fear the addictiveness of them. Get in your therapy room and tie some classic spey, dee, or full-dressed featherwings before you are as hopelessly addicted as Tyler.

Then again, perhaps Tyler is simply following his prediliction for "boobie fishing" with an "Intruder". Hmmmmm.........
 

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I dont see what is so addicting about tying Intruders (please note: I do tie 'em and do fish 'em) as after tying a couple Intruders, I think to myself "Damn...that was too much work" so I turn around last some dubbing and rabbit to a hook and call it good! :devil:

...I am just looking forward to the day where I am as rich (as in wealthy!...not rich as in Rich Simms) as can be and can have my own personel flytier named "Chi"...she will be an authentic young lady from Thailand who will be able to tie me Intruders, chironomids and whatever else I feel the need to stock my boxes with (but hate tying)! :devil:
 

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Im already out of partrige cs-6,cs-10 long......this is getting real intrusive to my hook selection.........get it? You can straighten them out with a propane torch.Some of the flies are about 8 inches long when finshed.......go big or go home....
 

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TUBES

Tubes are faster and easier to tie on.
 
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