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    Steelhead Staples...

    Been slowly trying to round out the steelhead box before the up coming season. Decided to tie some of my staple tube flies on shanks with a little extra flash. Still trying to decide if the hanks hold better then tubes on these styles of patterns.










    Although some purists look down on these style flies they work are cheap to tie and easy to cast.

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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    I don't know much about steelhead flies, but I like that Chimay cork in the last photo!

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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Quote Originally Posted by theartoflee View Post
    Still trying to decide if the shanks hold better then tubes on these styles of patterns.
    Hold better with regards to what?


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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Fin

    I think the stiffer wire on the shanks that secures the hook might get a better hook set then the junction tubing on tubes. I have noticed a better landing ratio on shanks than tubes... But not too much.


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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Got it. Didn't know if you were referring to hook hold on fish or material hold on tube/shank.


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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Slowly cranking out a few more patterns before my trip...













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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Quote Originally Posted by theartoflee View Post
    Slowly cranking out a few more patterns before my trip...










    Those are really nice.......I like the blue hook!

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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Wow, those are REALLY nice!




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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Those dogs will hunt for sure.

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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Fished for four days on the Slammin. Decent action despite the difficult conditions (low water bright sun). A size 3 lady caroline produced one fish for me along with some tugs. With that said I would say that I have caught close to 90 % of my fish in November on Slammin in the past six years on that fly.

    Decided to go smaller then normal and tied a black bear red butt (size six) in the hotel room Tuesday night. Wednesday evening I tried fishing the BBGB and immediately had a solid grab on the pattern and also lost a beast of a Chromer on that fly in a slow pool.




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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Just spent three days up there. Mostly worked with the kids but managed to swing a bunch too. I hadn't tied shit and only had a few Black Gordon Marabou's in my box and they all got donated without so much as a tug. Buddy landed three and had 5 hook ups for the weekend, he really worked for em though.

    This weekend was pretty crowded up there. Headed back up tomorrow night for a couple weeks with a few trips back and forth to shuttle the kids up on the weekends.


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    Re: Steelhead Staples...

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsignarcher View Post
    Just spent three days up there. Mostly worked with the kids but managed to swing a bunch too. I hadn't tied shit and only had a few Black Gordon Marabou's in my box and they all got donated without so much as a tug. Buddy landed three and had 5 hook ups for the weekend, he really worked for em though.

    This weekend was pretty crowded up there. Headed back up tomorrow night for a couple weeks with a few trips back and forth to shuttle the kids up on the weekends.
    You get a decent amount of vaca days, huh?


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