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Steelhead Intruder Flies
« on: December 16, 2011, 10:03:24 PM »

I thought it would be a cool if we started a thread where we share our steelhead intruder flies. Kind of like a brainstorm of ideas and to help people tie intruders.  Here is one I tied the other day on a tube fly. Lets see your intruders



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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 10:56:14 AM »

here are a few of my more recent ties






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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 09:52:40 PM »

Nice Flies man, is that jungle cock in that last picture, those are really nice looking flies.





Anyone else have some to share?
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 12:21:08 AM »

yes of course its Jungle Cock, I would have it in more of my Intruder style flies however i tend to forget it alot LOL

nice flies as well  ;D

apparently noone else is showing theirs lol
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 08:57:01 PM »

I just tied another variation of my other fly its pretty similar but a bit smaller and a bit more heavily dressed.



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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 08:14:03 PM »

where are you guys finding grizzly hackle? Thats the one thing my flies are missing
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 09:29:31 PM »

I am getting mine on the Island, Robinsons Outdoor Store. It was really hard to find for a while but its getting a bit better.
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 12:04:36 PM »

yeah it's pretty brutal on the mainland. The only ones I can find are some on ebay for like $2 per strand or some I have stumbled across at random stores...as hair jewelery for like $20. It's simple but looks killer :( one shop which will not be named had them a while ago for $100 a pack  >:( taking advantage!
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 01:11:23 PM »

yeah it's pretty brutal on the mainland. The only ones I can find are some on ebay for like $2 per strand or some I have stumbled across at random stores...as hair jewelery for like $20. It's simple but looks killer :( one shop which will not be named had them a while ago for $100 a pack  >:( taking advantage!

I have resorted to making my own using white hackle and a permanent marker.
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 05:28:58 PM »

I have resorted to buying white grizzle capes and making chunks and dying the colours i want.   i just use Koolaid to dye it, Google it for instructions.
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 12:14:57 AM »

I have resorted to buying white grizzle capes and making chunks and dying the colours i want.   i just use Koolaid to dye it, Google it for instructions.

that's not a bad idea, I like your style. tried food coloring but it turned out too dark and made a big mess of everything
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2012, 01:26:16 AM »

be damn careful because koolaid can also dye your counter tops. I have 1 blue spot and a purple spot from my first batches cause i wasnt paying close enough attention. I used the koolaid and microwave technique, follow instructions its super easy


the blue hackle is what i dyed same with the purple. I actually have several other colours that i had bought already because i use them for other flies also (like red and orange) i played around trying to get a hot pink but koolaid doesnt work good enough so you may want to look into using RIT dye instead. RIT is also good for other colours ive been told but it WILL stain things very easily
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2012, 07:12:33 PM »

I will try the kool aid thing soon...Maybe you could use procure and water with white hackle? A sprinle of red fire cure in water makes my prawns hot pink, maybe it will work for feathers too?
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 12:58:28 AM »

im pretty sure you wouldnt wanna use procure on feathers and im not kidding about following the instructions because the feathers need to be washed first or they wont dye very well  ;)


good luck with your dying adventure
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Re: Steelhead Intruder Flies
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 12:05:27 PM »

Thanks hook
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