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About salmo-salar

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  • Birthday 06/12/1993

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  1. I am in no way trying to hijack your thread, but you have simply inspired me to post this here. I know this fly as a Wringer, derived from the Garry Dog I'm sure, but it calls for squirrel rather than bucktail. Although hard to see, there is a yellow underwing. Regardless, I love your fly!
  2. This is what I like! Very nice job.
  3. I'm rocking a Griffin Patriot right now, its super solid, holds the biggest and smallest hooks extremely well, easily adjustable, and the rotary function is fine. It's not fancy, but it'll last me forever...
  4. Salmo salar... It's the king of fish, so why not? :innocent:
  5. Tied 3 of these today... Whens salmon season?
  6. Finally back on the forum! I haven't made an appearance here in well over a year, so I figured I'd start back up by posting a new tutorial. The muddler minnow is a fantastic generic pattern for all species of salmonids. This particular variation has been created with the Atlantic salmon in mind. The main difference between this pattern and other muddlers is the use of artic fox for the tail and wing. This fiber pulsates in the water, much like the action of marabou, and salmon, at times, find it hard to resist. Enjoy. Materials list Hook: Daiichi 2220 Size 6 Thread: Uni White 6/0 Tail: Black artic fox Rib: Uni XS silver tinsel Body: Uni Size 12 flat silver mylar Underwing: Pearl crystal flash Wing: Black Artic fox Collar: Caribou body hair tips stacked and flared around the hook (deer can be be substituted) Head: Caribou flared and cut to shape Start your thread and wind to the rear Hand-stack a bunch of black artic fox fibers to align the tips. Tie in at the tail. Bring your thread forward, binding down the fibers and forming your underbody. Cute fibers on an angle to ensure a smooth underbody with a proper taper. Tie in your rib at the front and wind back to the rear of the hook Cut the tie-in end of your flat mylar on an angle, gold side facing you. Tie in at the rear with a couple secure wraps. Bring the thread forward, and then bring the flat mylar forward, forming your body. Tie off. Bring the rib forward and tie off. Tie in 3 strands of crystal flash, fold it back over it self. Hand stack another bunch of black artic fox fibers and tie in as a wing. Ideally, the wing should come back just short of the tail. Stack a bunch of caribou fibers, enough so that its almost hard to manage the bunch you are working with. Tie these in so the tips almost flow back to the edge of the silver mylar body. Flare this bunch around the hook so you get an even distribution of tips all the way around the fly. Practice is essential to get this step right. I realize this probably deserves 2 pictures, my apologies. Another bunch of caribou has been applied in this step, however, the tips were cut prior to being tied in. Last and final bunch has been applied. Tie off at this point. Trimmed to shape. View from underneath, chunky profile. Orange is another good colour. Chartreuse version. Yesterday I was given 3 flies tied by Frank Sawyer himself, a grey goose, pheasant tail and sow bug. I thought it was cool
  7. Lol, sorry I never posted in awhile. Yep, the reason I tie them in after is so i dont accidently cut them while trimming. Thanks alot yellow bomber and farmingtonflyguy. God, I'm not even satisfied with this SBS anymore, might have to make ANOTHER one. Ghostrider - Keep at it dude. its looking good. Dont cut them too short, I think this one I tied here is too slim.
  8. Got my flies today, they are beautys. Thanks alot guys for letting me be involved. A speical thanks to yellow bomber for hosting this swap, it was fun!
  9. Alright guys, sorry about the wait, its been busy. I'll send the flies tomorrow. Extras are yours, yellowbomber.
  10. The 3 tagable ones i took this year were all caught on a soaking wet bomber underneath the surface :dunno: Depends on the day i guess See, does it even really matter? Those fish are weird man.
  11. Fish it dead drifted like a nymph, or tie it with a flat bottom so you can skate it on a 45 downstream like a wet. Whatever you do, keep it dry and on top of the water.
  12. I've had the flies ready for some time, I have 5 done, and prehaps some extras for yellow bomber. Do I need to tie any more? If not, then addy please!!
  13. Almost done with them now. Your getting my best work boys!! :headbang:
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