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Anyone care to share what type of patterns they've hooked Chedder reds on?
I've been hitting the flow like you wouldn't believe lately and have basically tried every variation of EVERY pattern I can think of with no luck (same as July through August last year.) Got one small sockeye on a size 6 black wooly bugger but that's about it.
Not like the springs are just tight-lipped cuz for fun I switched to roe this morning for the first time and had one on my 4th cast.
lol I remember why I dont fish bait anymore though. So smelly and messy. :mad: Will not be doing that again.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them..
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thats why they call it the Chedder :beerchug:

I have caught springs on rolled muddlers, flash flies and leeches (of course) wooly buggers would work also

try flies in Red, Black, Green, Purple--they seem to be the most consistent colours however spice it up with others because you never know :thumbup:
 

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Hit a few fish (not sure if sockeye or springs) on black doc spratleys in last 2 days. Definatley salmon cause my rod was bent to the limit and taking line lol. I guess its a possibility that I flossed them though ::) Both hits however were while stripping in so I doubt it. Good luck if you decide to go out.
 

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most of the sockeye i have seen while out there have been pretty close to shore so yes you could have tailed them quite easily :wallbash: which is not your fault at all just bad luck with fish in so close. it happens to us all :wallbash: a good way to avoid this is to pull your fly out of the water farther out and get it in the air and back out into the water again :thumbup:
 

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ya i have seen guys get springs on GP's in black,red, orange and purple :thumbup: i just need to tie some :happy: got the stuff just not that much time. 45mins a fly !!! jeesh :-\
 

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ya i have seen guys get springs on GP's in black,red, orange and purple :thumbup: i just need to tie some :happy: got the stuff just not that much time. 45mins a fly !!! jeesh :-\
45 mins ?? thats a crazy GP ;D Its important to tye them properly so they swim right side up !!! FishFinder tyies a nice GP !! on a 3/0 Diiachi (Spelling on the name not sure) Alec Jackson spey hook thats natural bend in the hook make them really nice looking
 

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ya i bought the 3/0 Diachii hooks for my GP's and guys at M&Y told me my first few will take me 30-45mins most likely then he went on to say even for a good tyer they take a good 20mins or more :confused: that just seems like more of a pain in the A** then anything but hey those flies are $7 each to buy (spey sized) and that gets even more painful :wallbash:
 

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When I tie GP's I set up an assembly type line. I perpare all my
materials before hand usually the night before, then sit down with a nice tall Rum
and coke and start tying. When the Rum is gone I am finished tying. If I have
all my materials perpared and set out in order I can usually up a dozen in a couple of hours.
I will tie up 2 dozen for the season, takes three nights with the prep work included.
And yes I do tie them in the traditional style, all 22 steps or however many it is.
I love tying them. :thumbup:

Ross
 

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Most of my flies that i have tied, were mainly tyed with, Marabou,ostrich,schlappen,rabbit strips, I liked my flies to open up and have a breathing pulsate affect in the water, the more movement the fly creates in the water the better IMO !!! it gives it a more natural appearance going down river, I liked using, the whites,blues,blacks,purples and especially the Olive colours. Popsicles are good flies (Showgirls) I liked doing a mix of olive and black together. or yellow/orange/red/black together mix the colours up. and fish them till you find one that works.

Dirty waters I liked using the chartreuse colour in my patterns. All my popsicle patterns were tyed on a cheap mustad hook with a braided loop tyed on for a trailer hook, I like my flies pretty big. once the fly is done you cut the point off of the fly that you used in your vice and attach your favourite hook to the braided line that way you dont get short strikes.
 

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HOOK said:
ya i bought the 3/0 Diachii hooks for my GP's and guys at M&Y told me my first few will take me 30-45mins most likely then he went on to say even for a good tyer they take a good 20mins or more :confused: that just seems like more of a pain in the A** then anything but hey those flies are $7 each to buy (spey sized) and that gets even more painful :wallbash:
Hook down in the US I found a fishing store that was selling ALL flies for 99 cents. This included massive Steelhead flies, intruders, spey patterns any troutfly. After the first 10 the rest are all 89 cents. Talk to me on msn, I'm going down to the US for 2 weeks end of this month, give me pics and I will pick a few up for you, 7 for the price of one lol.
 

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hmm :confused: that sounds to good to be true. i would bet they arent tied bery well or something at that price OR someone has been hit in the head :happy: I enjoy tying my own just havent tied those yet cause i have been tying many other types :thumbup: but when im done with my dries i will start on the GP's and some other flies for salmon/steelhead :thumbup:
 

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Hit a few fish (not sure if sockeye or springs) on black doc spratleys in last 2 days. Definatley salmon cause my rod was bent to the limit and taking line lol. I guess its a possibility that I flossed them though ::) Both hits however were while stripping in so I doubt it. Good luck if you decide to go out.
Trout flies while targetting springs? I think using such patterns in slower water is just asking for foul hooking fish, that is unless your fishing smolts..
 

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Hook they arn't tied bad at all, I've used a few for trout in lakes etc (none have been screwed up yet). Everything in the US is cheaper, almost everything seems to be half price (or less).

Iron Head, I've only been trying the Doc Spratleys because last year me and my friend were landing Jacks on them like crazy, and I know they were hitting because we occasionally had them follow the fly right up to the edge. I am using fairly big ones so its hard for the smolts to grab them (unless they are bigger ones). Latley Ive just been fishing with roe, etc. I just enjoy fly-fishing, I dont even care if I get anything, its just fun to cast ;)
 

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Hi Kristopher,

I don't think anyone suggested this so far- it might be stating the obvious, but really heavy flies and quick sinking lines or tips are the key, more so than the fly itself. Chinook hold close to the bottom in deeper parts of the river so its crucial to get the fly down there.
 
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