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Old 01-23-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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I'm stuck in the world of pink for my yarn ball colors...with a few bright florecent reds. As a summer stellhead fly fisherman I use a lot of different color flies, why do I get stuck in such a pink rut for winters??(by far the best winter color I think)

My question is blue / purple / green / burnt orange... are great steelhead fly colors has anyone tried them for yarn balls / yarnies with any success ??

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Old 01-23-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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cant go wrong with
pink or cerise
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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I always like pink, peach or shrimp colored yarnies but when they are not getting it done I have fun looking for the right color combo for the day/water condition.

I have a spot that kicks out winter fish to a 75% Purple/25% Orange yarn ball really consistently.

In off colored or rising water I like 90% Black/10% Fl Red.

I have been playing with Blue/White with a limited amount of success the last couple of years.

Oh and in cold clear water straight white can convince a reluctant fish sometimes.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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orange/red/orange and red/pink/peach/shrimp.........Honestly, i think to many people get caught up in colors and all that jazz and complicate steelhead fishing. There not as smart as you think. All your basic colors work my man. I like the pink and orange combo, but get bored sometimes and build lots of types.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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To answer your question, I have not tried too many "summer" colors for winters, but I have done yarnies and "lifter" pattern flies in summer colors with success on summers.
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To answer your question, I have not tried too many "summer" colors for winters, but I have done yarnies and "lifter" pattern flies in summer colors with success on summers.
Looks like you stole my stash! Not that stash ! Cant go wrong with those colors!
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:16 PM   #7
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To answer your question, I have not tried too many "summer" colors for winters, but I have done yarnies and "lifter" pattern flies in summer colors with success on summers.
How do you get them soo full and round?
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:25 PM   #8
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How do you get them soo full and round?

4-6 pieces of yarn, depending on how fluffy the yarn is. Cinch them down TIGHT, rough them up, and trim 'til round... then re-rough them up, and re-trim... after about the 4th "fluff and trim" they are round.

McFly Foam is much more dense, and easier to trim round, but the colors aren't as bold (better for clear water though) and they absorb more water...

The pic is of Glo Bug Yarn yarnies
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:35 AM   #9
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what I have is the glo bug yarn. So 4-6 pieces of it, I will give it a try. thanks.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:58 AM   #10
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4-6 pieces of yarn, depending on how fluffy the yarn is. Cinch them down TIGHT, rough them up, and trim 'til round... then re-rough them up, and re-trim... after about the 4th "fluff and trim" they are round.

McFly Foam is much more dense, and easier to trim round, but the colors aren't as bold (better for clear water though) and they absorb more water...

The pic is of Glo Bug Yarn yarnies
Twitch are you putting 4-6 peices of yarn in the egg loop then fluffing and trimming? I have pre made them with the sticky thread and then put them in the loop. I like the ways yours look and was just curious on some other ways to make em. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #11
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Here is a great post about how to make them. This is the exact way I do them also...

http://www.ifish.net/board/showthrea...+how+make+them
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:49 AM   #12
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Here is a great post about how to make them. This is the exact way I do them also...

http://www.ifish.net/board/showthrea...+how+make+them
That rig + 4 floating EZeggs in the loop = my best side drift rig
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #13
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Here is a great post about how to make them. This is the exact way I do them also...

http://www.ifish.net/board/showthrea...+how+make+them
Thanks Twitch!! I like the EZ eggs in there aswell. Quick easy and alot more time in the water. BTW the colors Twitch has pre tied are right on the money with what I use aswell.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:04 AM   #14
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Also... Do you guys prefer this way over tying them in the vice directly onto the hook? Thanks
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:02 AM   #15
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I like bright pink/red in high/colored water.

Try duller pink/blue in low/clear water. Also, just add black to red or black to pink and just make smaller. The book of colors has pink/red/chartruse all showing up in cloudy/sunny days and warm/cold temps. I have seen someone using the pink/blue and having success when water level dropped and color was clearing up.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:47 PM   #16
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I have been knocking them dead on the wilson lately with bright pink tied on a #2 Owner Hook
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:30 PM   #17
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Hard part is deciding what color to use...
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:43 PM   #18
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you have success on those blue ones? There pretty curious fish, i bet they'd hit em
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #19
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Tell me one person who doesn't primarily fish pink in the winter. thats the color that works in the average winter flow. Sure other colors produce but if it isn't broke dont fix it.
If you want a change try using a rag style yarnie on lock jaw days.
Switching to orange in the summer isnt a bad idea either.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:11 PM   #20
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Green and white or chartreuse and white have always worked well for me. The claret color seems to be getting a lot of attention with other methods of fishing, including flies, plugs, spoons and spinners. Might have to try some. JIM
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:17 PM   #21
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That rig + 4 floating EZeggs in the loop = my best side drift rig
4 EZEggs? you're generous!
Have you used less?...if so notice a difference in catch rate?
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