Jan 10, 2010

Afternoon Snacks

It all started with a misguided attempt to tie Circus Peanuts. I heard about Circus Peanuts in the comment section of Stream Stalker's blog.  My attempt was bad enough that I won't be posting a picture here, but I learned a new tying technique: adding a trailer hook.  Then the creative juices flowed and I tied some much easier simpler flies using trailer hooks.

I started with a #4 nymph hook for the trailer and added some rabbit strip.  I connected the trailer hook to a #2 streamer hook using 40lb mono and added some more rabbit strip, pearl flash, a pair of eyes and a weed guard.  I'm pleased with the results.







I never looked up instructions and instead used trial and error to figure out how to connect the two hooks using mono.  Maybe a video of what I did is in order, any interest?


UPDATE: Click here for tying instructions

9 comments:

  1. Very good looking bunny flies. Bass beware!

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  2. Those look awesome!!!!! I want a detailed recipe...........please.

    stream stalker

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  3. Thank you all for the compliments.

    Jonn,
    I didn't do anything special, but I'll get a recipe put together for you anyway. You might be surprised by how easy it is. If they catch fish it'll be great because they'll be so easy to replace. I can't wait to try them.

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  4. Thanks Clif. Cannot get to work on your new fly. Do you have a name for it? Will it work? I know some river smallies that will crush that fly. thanks again

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  5. Show the video! There's nothing like good fish porn.

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  6. No video this time...just a step by step is posted. Videos are a pain.

    See the link I added to this post.

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  7. Hi Clif, So glad I stumbled in here.Geez, your flies are great.and the tandem was aok.Thanks again,Tom.

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  8. Welcome Tom, be sure to check back!

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