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Fly Fishing Russia

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  1. A friend of mine just gave me a new Cyclone Dubbing Brush machine and I love it? I know that there could be countless variations of dubbing brushes made and would like to know from you what your most Creative and Productive dubbing brush(es) are and what materials you used to create it? Please feel free to jot down your past creations, ideas and dubbing brush fantasies.... <b>I am not referring to the dubbing brush tool by the way. The kind that wraps around the hook to form the body of a fly.</b>


    I am using s self-made brush machine and making different dubbing mixtures and then brushes for all my flies, wet & dry.


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  2. I have not been fly fishing long but I primarily fish for bass, I have tried tying my own flieswith some success and caught some on some on wooly worms and clouser minnow variations that I tied. I use a baitcaster alot and know bass are suckers for crankbaits this time of year. So my question is are there any flies that can imitate a crankbait with the diving, the wobble, or the rattle that a crank bait produces? Thanks for any help I can get.


    There lots of info on the topic at this website http://www.flyfishingrussia.com/


  3. What is normally used to connect trailer hooks to the main hook on trout streamers or larger trout nymphs? I used to use a heavy mono, but I'm wondering if there's a better alternative. I haven't tied them for years. I used to tie a green drake wiggle nymph.



    For BIG articulated streamers (4-6" long, see attachments) I am using the line braided line for the harpoon gun. It is made in different sizes; normally I use 1.5 or 2.0 mm lines. See Articulated Grayling among the fly patterns of this site.

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  4. I have been working on a new pattern for some time and have came up with this.. i will need to use a bigger hook and head on the fly i think. I am still in the testing stages, need to test it out on the fish. but i figured i would ask the geniuses of the fly fishing world what they think. sorry about the bad quality used the camera on my phone.


    A cool design! I am working on the similar "wobbler-flies" with a blade for a long time; they are VERY efficient even in unfavorable conditions like murky water, or "lazy" fish. These flies are catching different fish species including salmon and trout, char, grayling, different carps and basses, flounder, rockfish, etc.

    Below is one of the best flies of the series: Red Wobbler Fly. In sizes #8-4 it is catching Dolly Varden Char and rainbow trout. I am using it with 7 wt rod and sinking line in strong current, wading deep and casting downstream.

    You can see more on these "flies" in my blog http://www.flyfishingrussia.com/posts/408dea70-wobbler-flies-1 and in different posts of the same resource.


  5. :blink: Holy Crap that thing is huge i have seen these on i think a show similar to river monsters and they fly fished for them. But they didn't catch a toad like that one. And yes please keep posting pics of the taimen and your flies awesome job and awesome fish. How long of a fight did it put up.


    Taimen is not very strong fish; each of its pounds will not fight as well as a pound of a trout. Still, it can be BIG. The one at the 1st image of this branch is my personal record. It took me about 15 minutes to land it with 10wt 15' 2-handed rod and 25 p test tippet. That river in some places has LOTS of snags, so I was really lucky to be able to bring the fish to the bank. The 1 st attachment - the Tugur River. Much bigger taimen were recently landed by my friends, gear fishermen. The one attached was over 40 kg (80+ pounds).



  6. Different types of "artificial base" for taimen flies. Top - a base with a hook on a steel cable for the dry mouse imitation (Drowning Mouse). The lower 3 strings with a lead & a hook are used for different wet artificial flies (see above).


  7. Articulated Intruder or Squid is tied on a string; it has long feelers made out of an ostrich feather.


    Another Squid tied on a plastic tube. The fly is weighted with lead eyes.


    "Classic" mouse imitation could be used day & night - on some periods the taimen is surface oriented.


    Drowning Mouse - a dry waking fly tied on a special articulated base with a hook on a steel cable.





  8. All types of Egg Sucking Leeches and Egg Sucking Wooly Buggers on 1/0 - 4/0 hooks are good taimen flies. The most useful color is black.


    Articulated flies (string flies) are the ones I use most often. This is an imitation of a spawning minnow.


    This grayling imitation is also tied on a "base" of String Leech and a hook in a tail.


    An imitation of a sculpin - String Sculpin.





  9. Here I want to show some of the flies which I am using to catch the greatest salmonid fish - Siberian taimen. The fish at the image was landed a year ago, in the Tugur River (Russian far East). At that time taimen was 54" long, weight 63 pounds. Now it should be about 3" longer and much heavier..


  10. like you, I also have good results with red and yellow. Shad arent feeding in the rivers, so the goal is a reaction strike. The brighter the better. I get them in Easton and north up to Portland. Not there this year, just moved so I will miss the shad run. Have fun.


    Also, what kind of flash are you using. Seems very bright.


    In May I had some active shad bites in the Delaware River for an inch long, bright wobbler fly. The fish was biting in slow pools (blind casting from a boat, with a sink tip).


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