A rookies log.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, May 10, 2013.

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  1. Steve Unwin

    Steve Unwin Active Member

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    Clearly it's rod selection that makes the all difference. :)
     
  2. rmflyrods

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    I agree to a certain point. I think size and profile have more to do with it than color. When picking a fly, I usually look for those two things and color is an after thought (except for the differentiation between colorful and muted earthy colors). There have been more than a handful of times I've not gotten a peck, but changed flies without taking a step and gotten a pull. Coincidence. Maybe. But, maybe not. We'll never know.
     
  3. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    IMG_1452.JPG This is the fly that I tied which got that steelhead to take.
     
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    That dog'll hunt.
     
  5. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Wow I got a trophy for 50 likes. I would first like to thank my parents for bringing me into this world. Without them I would not be here today. I would also like to thank the academy for the nomination and fellow member bassturds for liking my post in which got me to the big FIVE O. Thank you so much I am truly honored.
     
  6. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

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    I don't think fly pattern matters all that much. I'll adjust my size and color to conditions. Really, I think a woolly bugger of appropriate size and color will work in every situation.
    Nice job on the hookup. That was pretty quick.
     
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    This is a great fly. I have dubbed it the Black Lab Red Rocket.
     
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    This thread is a fun read thanks to a lot of entertaining folks contributing! Too bad you guys all seem to be in the Northern part of the state, cause you seem like good folks. If you ever come down south, I'll buy some beers and show you a few good spots.
     
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    You could be right. Haven't tied on a woolly bugger in probably 10 years. But they used to catch a lot of trout for me. Steelhead probably like them too.
     
  10. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I have officially named my fly pattern i call it...............Hayden's Hero. If you guys think thats gay then suck it.
     
  11. Brett Angel

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    danialocean, look up the Steelhead Mojo fly. Variation of the one you tied and another great fly.
     
  12. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I have a few of those in my box actually. I was bored one night and wanted to change a whole bunch of stuff, and was inspired by the concept of an egg sucking leach.
     
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  13. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I think it should be called the "puking hemorrhoid".. because the pinks poking out the front instead of the back.

    Not making fun of the fly or anything. Just brainstorming while I suck down some coffee.
     
  14. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Such a fantastically horrible image.
     
  15. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Thanks guys. Now my wife is in on the name calling. I just had to shoot her idea down for the "fuzzy dildo".
     
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