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Old 02-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up ya'll. So I have been trying to get the creative juices flowing and have been tying up strange and interesting new streamers. I wanted to get some new ideas for streamer materials and am hoping for some imput. As much as I love the old standbys of marabou, bucktail, spun deer hair, rabbit strips, and palmered hackle; I need something new. A new challenge if you will.

What new, strange, innovative, or just old standby streamer materials have you all been tying with lately?

Now I know some of you have your secrets, and if you don't want to share, that is fine. As a show of good faith among tiers; here are a few new and fun things I have been worknig with.

-UV Polar Chenille and Mohair. Now I know these are not exactly new or innovative; BUT, tie the chenille and mohair in at the same time, twist them together, use a wire brush to brush the fibers out, and you have a pretty interesting and pulsating body material.

-Hobby lobby present packing material. They usually sell stuff this up by the front counters. It looks like crumpled up magnum pearl flashabou. One bag will probably last you the rest of your life for under $2. I like it crumpled up, but you can straighten it out through a leader straightener, your fingers, or with a hair dryer.

-Fish skulls and Sculpin Helmets. These things are just sweet.

-UV Ice Dub NOT used as dubbing…

-Costume wigs. Just find wigs from a costume store or Hobby Lobby (straight haired wig) in whatever colors you want. Epic pike fly material.

Hobby Lobby holds some secrets, just be willing to look for them.

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Post up some pix mang.
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Been thinking about tying a minnow/fry streamer with a bunch of dubbing on the shank, then wrapping the whole body in clear plastic or something. I think it will feel like a squishy little minnow, hopefully encouraging the big fish not to spit it out so fast. I think a bunch of cdc or marabou for the tail would work for movement behind the plastic-wrapped part...dunno, i'll try it out and see what happens
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Post up some pix mang.
Will do! It may take a day or so.
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I tie a shad pattern I call the Catfurfish..... I have a three legged cat that has great fine fir in white and gray and he is easy to catch!

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How about using flash, not for accents, rather for the entire tail and body. Gold flash for bass, silver and some gold for trout. A big ass chunk a la marabou style for the tail works well, need 6/0 flat thread to bind it down. Tie it in on 4 sides in place of hackle. Throw a cone head on there and you got ur self a krystal cone bugger.
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I have some small patterns that I use Ice dub for the body. Just pull it apart and stack to align the fibers. I also use angel hair under Icelandic sheep quite a bit.
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I have a creamcicle colored cat.I've used it's fur to make Caddis Pupa.
I have never caught a fish on the "Steamer Bean" Caddis.
BTW your cat looks pretty pissed. I usually get my tying material from things that don't have the ability to put holes in me.
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