Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Winter Wrapping: Intruder


I'm currently in the process of wrapping bugs for this winter season,  and I ran across this post by Mojo over at skagitmaster and figured I'd tie something a little more challenging than flash on a hook.  I rarely fish intruders, but love tying them because of the attention to detail required to make them look good and they are a great way to hone the skills after tying chubbies all summer.  Can't wait to dunk this thing on the coast in a couple of months.

14 comments:

  1. I've also been tying flies for you to fish with this winter! Not ones that take 30 minutes though :)

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  2. Thanks Dustin. The pattern is the Scott Howell intruder in a color variation I hadn't seen before. It looks awesome.

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  3. What material is the red on the inside?

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  4. Rabbit tied in a dubbing loop. I like it that way because you get all of the movement of the rabbit without the weight of the skin

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  5. thanks again for the follow ups! You would be surprised how many blogs I ask questions..... and nothing. Really??? I asked the question cause I was interested

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  6. yeah, I'm not usually this quick, but was nearby when you posted, and try to respond as best I can. Learning new things is one of the best parts of blogs.

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  7. Killer looking fly!! Don't have any steelhead in my part of the country but I bet the browns would eat that thing up. First time here , won't be my last....I'll be following.

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  8. Thanks for the comment and following High Plains! That looks like a giant brown in your avatar. I'm sure browns would hammer it, I crossover a lot of tying techniques from my steelhead fishing to trout fishing and vice-versa.

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  9. Nice tie! I am getting excited for this winter

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  10. Thanks Wes, we got to get together and fish this winter!

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  11. i love the intruder type patterns. they work just as well for trout, in trout colors of course

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  12. Yeah Mike, i've been noticing the use of herl in your bugs, they look awesome.

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