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Classically Inspired Freestyle - "Boss Hog" 4/0


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#1 bags6lax

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:50 PM

Might travel down this road of tying for a little bit...been busy busy on the classic salmon side, but starting to get a bit of "writers block".

 

Anwho, this was tied on a 4/0 (I think) Mustad sproat....i have messed around with all hackle bodies like this one, and I like the way they swim, and push a good bit of water.

 

tag: pearl myler

tail: topping and JC

butt: blue wool

body:  very tight, and thin body of black wool

body hackle:  three, cheapy dry fly hackles, wound together (two natural red, one natural black)

throat:  brown schlappen feather

wing:  tippets, sprigs of orange dyed kori

collar:  eagle sub (from AO), JC over

head:  blue wool

 

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#2 SBPatt

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:26 PM

Matt,

Beautiful fly!

Regards,
Scott

#3 roycestearns

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:41 PM

Wow ... that's inspirational.

Love the body look.



#4 Tidal

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:43 PM

Dig the palmering, I have been itching to get that into a fly. Bad ass bug Matt!

#5 dgotz

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:36 AM

Great fly, Matt. Love how the sky blue wool butt/head gives your dressing a softer tone.  More like 'Boss Sow' than hog.  Your material choices create a wonderful blend of textures, mobility, and flotation.  She might even ride 'buns up' on the retrieve.  World class tying

 

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#6 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:43 PM

Agreed. How does a fly like this fish Matt? Does the stuff hackle help suspend the fly under the surface?
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#7 bags6lax

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 03:03 PM

I primarily use a full floating line...and I fish a lot shallow places, so Im always looking for ways to make classic type of fly sink a little slower.

So the fluffier the better in my opinion. Seems to let it sink at a much slower rate. Many of my early spring bass that I catch are eating the fly in the pause or while its just slowly sinking. Too fast and they wont bother with it.

Summertime you can grease these up a bit and the leader, and fish them faster near the surface.

-Matt


#8 ted patlen

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

wonderful again!   love the thought process   

 

hey matt...i'm tying at the Wayside Inn on the 18th...Isn't stow nearby?



#9 bags6lax

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

Ted, yup maybe 15 mins from my house.

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#10 ted patlen

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 02:15 AM

Ted, yup maybe 15 mins from my house.

so i'll see you there ?



#11 j8000

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:00 PM

I have always enjoyed seeing your bass flies.  So much that I have always had it in the back burner to try some someday.  Your flies are the best I've seen in the bass category.  I think I have seen enough and must try some of my own.  Thank you for all the inspiration. 

 

Jeff