View Full Version : Favorite Fall Streamers for the Hootch?
10-07-99, 08:52 PM
Having some success with Wooly Buggers for the first time in a while. Also seeing some action on muddlers. Any fav's out there? I do accept emails, but not American Express.
those bead head soft hackles on a #8 0r #6 are deadly, and much easier to tie.
When the water is stained a little they are great...I like to tie in some gold thread or foil ala a muddler....
I bet a complete merger of the muddler and bhsh would be ugly enough to entice angry stikes...although I've never tied one....
Loren, we gonna fish the brown spawn at IF? or Jones Bridge svp?
My fishing schedule changes with the "fall back" of EST...I then go to weekends--
The Ole Man
10-08-99, 04:25 PM
Try some "Dredger Buggers". Marabou- bugger type- tail with few strands of pearl krystal flash (optional), grizzly hackle, size large- dark olive Crystal Chenille(Umpqua)body, silver hourglass eyes- tied on Clouser style. Figure eight wrap the chenille around the eyes and tie off up front. Gets down quickly and rides hook up.
Cone head wolly buggers are always good.
Another one is a 'modified girdle bug'. 'Big Ugly' for short. The pattern was in FR&R a few years back. Black, brown, or olive.
1- 3xL nymph hook #6-#10 (Tiemco 5263)
2- Lead dumbell eyes (clouser style)
3- 2 sets of short rubber legs 1/4 and 1/2 way back from the hook-eye(dissasemble a bugee cord for a lifetime supply)
4- Marabou tail with a few strads of crystal flash
5- Chenile body
Both of these have a lot of the weight near the eye to give them more of a dart-to-the bottom action, though not as much as a clouser.
One day when playing around with Alaskan flies, I was doing pretty well with an egg sucking leech.
10-10-99, 02:04 PM
Thanks guys. I'm tying away.
10-10-99, 03:12 PM
I tied a streamer for the Streamer Swap that is the same as The Ole Man's "Dredger Bugger."
I've quit using the standard WB, tying strictly "Dredger Buggers" from now on. Solid black seems to work best on the Hooch, but I've had a lot of success with Olive ones on the Hiwassee and White Rivers. I think the thicker profile of the sparkle chenille more closely imitates a sculpin, hence the better success rate.
YMMV, Tie on Bro....
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10-11-99, 07:47 AM
If at first - or second - or third you don't succeed, try try again. Let's do it.
I think I'm camping this coming weekend...if not let's hook up...I'll know by wed. If I do, the following week is good. Actually the following week is good no matter.
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