Ferguson's Favorite Saltwater Flies

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  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I thought I might share these with you mad saltwater fly fisherman. Quite a while ago, I won a raffle at our fly club and got these framed flies that Bruce Ferguson tied. It is dated November 2, 1994. Enjoy: Whoops, sorry for the duplicates. Ferguson\'s Sandlance Fly.jpg Ferguson\'s Herring Fly.jpg Ferguson\'s Allard & Green & Silver.jpg Ferguson\'s Sandlance Fly.jpg Ferguson\'s Herring Fly.jpg

    Ferguson's Sandlance Fly
    Ferguson's Herring Fly
    Allard Yellow
    Allard Orange
    Ferguson's Green & Silver
     
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    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Very nice. Bruce had no tolerance for short-striking salmon.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Like those "double hooks" do you??!!! Ha!
     
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    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Lucky! That is really cool.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. The May/June Northwest Fly Fishing magazine featured a very nice article on Bruce Ferguson.
    Jack
     
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    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    That is just awesome Larry! I haven't fished any of them besides the Ferguson Green & Silver, which works every time and always will. I need to look it up, but were the double hook flies mainly used for bucktailing?

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    The Ferguson herring is money.
     
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    Ferguson's Green & Silver was one of the first flies I learned to tie when I started SRC fishing in Puget Sound. It stayed dry in the box for some time as I thought other more “baitfish looking” patterns certainly had to be better than something that looked like I don’t know what. At the end of a day without a bump I put it on to see what it looked like in the water. Very first cast was a cutthroat of around 10 inches and my only fish that day. It comes out of the box a lot now.
     
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    like the Herring fly. will add that to the box.
     
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    I used to tie the Green & Silver on long shank hooks with the chenille in the back of the fly rather than as a "shoulder". The fish seemed to key on the chartreuse color, and putting it in the back of the fly seemed to result in more hookups.
     
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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Thanks for sharing those, Larry!
     
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    Thanks for sharing Larry. What's the length on the double hook flies?
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Not sure about that Steve. They look easy enough to cast. I don't even know if that is legal nowadays, is it? Where is it stated in the regs...if it is? Thanks.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Those are 3 inches long constructeur. Thank you.
     
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    The Allard Beach flies in either yellow or orange are still my favorite saltwater steelhead flies.

    Leland.
     
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