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Getting ready for topwater action - What flies are you tying?

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:43 am
by AustinPynes
Greetings.

Haven't been on the board in forever.
Getting ready to start some marathon tying for topwater action.
What is everyone else tying?

Re: Getting ready for topwater action - What flies are you tying?

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:40 pm
by Danny S
Right now--some traditional styled steelhead flies for an upcoming trip. A bit after that, some bass and panfish flies, mainly small foam poppers and a few streamers.

Re: Getting ready for topwater action - What flies are you tying?

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:22 pm
by weightforward
I like to tie mini-gurglers on size 10-12 hooks, with rubber legs up front, flashy underbody, and buck/calf/craft fur tail, or a seaducer-style grizzly hackle tail. Quick, easy tie. Very versatile with lots of variations on materials & colors to resemble minnows, wounded baitfish, frogs, lizards, beetles, dragonflies, etc. I also like to tint & pattern up the foam with markers. You can add a traditional loop weed-guard, or a stiff front V-fork type guard to slide over debris.

Re: Getting ready for topwater action - What flies are you tying?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:43 am
by AustinPynes
Yea I was thinking some poppers but have not tied too many of these...will need to check out some recipes.

I have plenty of streamers and nymphs ...can always use more.
Will also be look I no at more dries as the top water action comes in to play more.

Hope to also head back to the Blue River near Silverthorne this year so need to think what the rainbows will be hitting.

Re: Getting ready for topwater action - What flies are you tying?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:43 am
by AustinPynes
Yea I was thinking some poppers but have not tied too many of these...will need to check out some recipes.

I have plenty of streamers and nymphs ...can always use more.
Will also be look I no at more dries as the top water action comes in to play more.

Hope to also head back to the Blue River near Silverthorne this year so need to think what the rainbows will be hitting.

Re: Getting ready for topwater action - What flies are you tying?

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:13 am
by txcoastie57
Starting with foam Ants and Beatles. 12 to 16. Seemed to work well in the past.