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by saronafish » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:49 am
So I am new to fly fishing and have been tying my own flys for little less than a year now. I just wanted to see if anyone on here had any examples of flys that have worked well for them on the tribs of Lake Superior. I have a good selection of buggers and yarn flys. If I can figure out this picture thing on here I will add some.
More or less just wanted to start some convo on flys for Lake Superior Tribs.
by Fish R Food » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:51 pm
Welcome to the passion for some or obsession for others that is fly tying and fly fishing, and be prepared for your wallet to always be tugging at your coat tails for new materials and gear. Your wallet will nag, whine and complain for material and gear more than kids do for candy and cartoons! Here's a secret though, shhhhh.... craft stores! Don’t tell anyone, let me say it again... craft stores!
Anyway… to your question. I bet if you stole 4 fly boxes, 1 from the West coast, 1 from Steelhead Alley, 1 from up your way and 1 from Alaska you would probably see a common theme. The best ways for you to get a handle on what is what and what’s tried and true for your area is to get out and strike up some conversations with other fisherman, join a tying club, trade flies with folks, hit up your local fly shops and experiment. Tie up what you like or what looks pleasing to you for your particular style or how you like to fish. You will fish with more confidence. ---- That’s a winning combination for sure! Let those creative juices flow baby!!!!!
There are a lot different styles of flies, such as swinging flies, egg flies, nymphs, tube flies, traditional and wet or even dry. Any or all of these have their place and can catch fish at anytime. Like football on Sundays, “On any given Sunday any team can win”.
My last though is this, why anyone would dunk some of the most beautiful, masterfully tied flies is beyond me (I am not that good). They are so beautiful, there almost poetic in their beauty. They need to be hung on a wall not drowned or chewed on. My philosophy for tying flies is? “KISS”.
Best of luck perfecting & managing your new addiction!
by speyday » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:12 pm
pm sent re: K.I.S.S.
And comments on the one fly, in 3 colors, that if you have with you, will catch any fish anywhere in the world.
Now that its said, if you want to expand, smelt patterns which use only small amounts of material are awesome. Make sure you put a large holographic eye on them. They will work in the surf, and in the mouths, and 10 miles upriver. There are great flies being made with Greg Senyos new materials. Google and you tube it, and you'll see some amazing stuff.
by buckeye17 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:13 pm
I agree with speyday, the laser dub and Seyno's other materials make some killer flys for steel and salmon. I'd add some baitfish emulator also...you can make some great smelt/ shiner / menhayden flys (depending on where u fish) with very little material and effort. Enjoy.
by daavidfischer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:54 am
We do not have these kinds in our area so I have not tried these yet. But I have heard that shiner flys are the best. Like what speyday says, a fly with three colors can catch any type of fish in the world.
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