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#1 SmallieHunter

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:00 AM

OK I need some feedback from the Erie Steelheaders because I wanna make sure I'm tying these thing right before I whip out a bunch of them. Thanks to Steelie Junkie and his steelheading101.com website for giving me the step by step instructions. I think it looks alright but I just want to make sure!!!

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#2 OSD

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:04 AM

That looks great Smallie that would work on any steelhead water.
Are you going to try other colors too?

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#3 SmallieHunter

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:06 AM

Oh yea I'm stocked up on every color of pearl diamond braid that you can think of. From what I hear Chartreuse, Pearl, Red and Pink are all good colors.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:53 AM

Smallie,

That's a nice looking crystal meth. Other colors I use are orange, pearl, shrimp, and chartruese. I'm heading down to the Chagrin this morning. The warm temps and rain blew the ice into Lake Erie. All of the steelie tribs are open and it will be a couple of weeks before any major run comes in.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:23 AM

That is awesome

Thanks Junkie & Will
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#6 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:29 PM

very nice, Will....tie enough for me rolleyes.gif

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:33 PM

yeah the local shop might not have that pattern Will, then Bid daddy would be up the creek without any meth to buy.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:37 PM

yeah, john, they're almost as nice as the BBX's you bought for the swap!!! dry.gif

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:49 PM

Ouch, play with the big dogs and you get bit. I know you dont think I bought those. That just hurts rolleyes.gif

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:53 PM

the fellas will be most pleased with your "flies" ( if they are indeed "your" flies!!!) biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif wink.gif j_k.gif

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:04 PM

A serious note about the crystal meth fly. I have never seen this diamnond braid stuff before. When you are tying it, and looping it, does the braid come apart? It would just seem like you would need more than 4 loops, unless the stuff spreads out a bit.

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#13 SmallieHunter

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:10 PM

Diamond braid almost seems like loosely woven flash material. It does spread out a little and I used 5 loops on this fly and it is a size 12 hook. It's probably the easiest and quickest fly that I have ever tied but I know it is extremely popular on the Lake Erie tribs in Ohio and PA.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:20 PM

It's good!
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Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:37 PM

Good Day,

Looks like a winner even for here in Michigan.

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