Salmon River Fishing Report – September 01, 2019
Water remains at 750 CFS out of the Reservoir until 6:00 PM Sunday evening. Water will drop to 335 CFS. Currently Pineville gauge is ready 778 CFS. The
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The Flash Taco
This pattern is a spin-off of the Original Fish Taco, with a few changes to the materials and color schemes. Pattern takes practice, but after a few flies one often finds the right way of working the materials. Color possibilities are absolutely endless! Have fun and tie something creative to entice some aggressive fresh King Salmon and Steelhead on the Salmon River!
Lets Start with the Materials
- Senyo 25mm Articulated Shank
- Saddle Hackle (Color of Choice)
- Flashabou (Color of choice)
- Schlappen (Color of Choice)
- Optional- Guinea Feather or Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather
Apply a thread base and tie in your intruder trailer wire. A 5” section of Senyo Black Intruder Wire, apply a dab of glue to the thread once you double back the wire for added security.
Tie in a dubbing ball at the rear of the shank. Brush lightly to spread the dubbing for added flair.
Tie in your saddle hackle of choice and prepare your dubbing body. Here, I matched the dubbing body to the rest of the color profile to keep a consistent bright pattern.
Build a solid body, winding the dubbing to roughly a ¼” behind the eye of the shank. Next, wrap your saddle hackle forward and create a small collar with an additional 2-3 wraps of hackle before tying off.
Select 12-15 strands of Flashabou and cut at roughly 7” in length. Wrap the Flashabou around the loose thread and place on the top of the Senyo shank. Gently spread the Flashabou fibers over the top half of the shank so they spread evenly. Turn the shank over and repeat the process.
Secure a good, solid Schlappen feather and strip the fluffy ends off. Tie in about half-way up the feather to eliminate the short fibers by the tip. Wrap 4-5 times up the shank to give the fly some shoulders and create awesome movement!
Step 7 (Optional):
Once the Schlappen is tied down and secure, either tie in a Guinea feather of choice or 6-8 fibers of Amherst Pheasant Tail. Create a clean head, whip finish and cement!
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