failtospey· Matt Arciaga
I need to back up, my sincere apologies, I need to take the foot off the pedal, I don't even get to fish these, they are sitting on corks or gifted to people, I do not want to start any crap with people who actually fish with these flies, my only spey casting is in the surf, a lovely way to learn how to spey cast btw. Again my apologiesYou tie a lovely fly that is second to none.
I throw these mini pho-intruders on number 6-8 sized hook depending on the rips and breaker size. these work very well for corbina, halibut, spot fin croaker and perch, which all are fun on a 4 wt switch rod.Pure sweetness. Maybe take that to the beach!?
There was a period over a few years where speys were all I ever tied and cast for steelhead... and they will take silvers, kings and on occasion - notoriously fly-shy spring-chinook to boot.
Those corbina run like bonefish, strong fish for sure. I have found that spey casting weather snap t or double has become really fun and, when I translate that to a river (practice casting) it translates very nicely. Use the backwash as current.Nice little 'truders'! Definitely - weighted would be the way to go in the surf. I have in San Diego casting from the beach along-side the jetties. No hook-ups for me but my in-law took one good size corbina that day.
Seriously? That must be a hoot. I know halibut can swim down salmon as I witnessed one being cleaned out (~200lbs) in Alaska that had 4 pink salmon in it's belly, two still alive.halibut?!
I think they are only 30" and below in the surf area, you'd have to get quite a ways out to catch the giants, they still feel like pulling the world off the bottom for sure. But crazy stuff about the two still being aliveSeriously? That must be a hoot. I know halibut can swim down salmon as I witnessed one being cleaned out (~200lbs) in Alaska that had 4 pink salmon in it's belly, two still alive.
I can't really call them "intruders" per say, as we've discussed they do not follow the original principal behind the invented pattern. The fly is basically just layered spun fur affront a ice dubbing ball with ostrich herl under the fur, the fur is wrapped around the dumbbell eyes, which I don't know for sure if the original intruder pattern does. Can we call them "crap from my head that was inspired by looking at intruders"? Lol thanksMind sharing the recipe and tying instruction for those Mini intruders? As you know the originator of the Intruder is a member here and regular contributor.
Thanks Mike. love spinning fur when everyone else down here is addicted to synthetics. when they blank i catch, when they catch i catch. clockwork:smokin:Nicely executed !!
Great pattern too :smokin: