Monday, January 13, 2014

Silvey Flies in 12th Man Edition, Mojo in and Out of the River

Silvey's Tube Snake in Hawks Color.  #12thmanflies
So if you have steelhead fished with me in the past 5 or so years you have either fished a Silvey's fly or watched me fish a Silvey's fly.  Insanely fishy, lots of movement and quick to tie, his bugs have been a staple in my steelhead career since I first discovered the tandem tube.  For those of you who have been following our social media outlets you have probably noticed the 12th Man flies we've been tying in Seattle Seahawks colors throughout the season.  For the first Seahawks game against the Saints I decided to tie a Silvey's Tandem Tube in Seahawks colors.  The mojo that the fly typically has on the river for me clearly transferred over to the field as the Hawks drubbed the Saints on MNF.

Silvey's Tandem Tube from the MNF crushing of the Saints.  Simple fly, big results.

This past week for the Saints rematch I once again went with the Silvey's bug, but with this being a bigger, more important game I decided to tie the bigger version of the tandem tube, the tube snake.  Pictured below I was thrilled with how it turned out, and once again the Silvey's magic transferred over to the game, and the Hawks came out victorious.  I'm undecided as to what to tie for this weekends NFC championship against the 49'ers, but it's going to be a good one.  If you're out there wrapping up some Hawks colored bugs before the game give them the #12thmanflies and we'd love to share them!  Go Hawks!


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