Published May 1. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#34-2013 - Deep Water Troller

Deep Water Troller - Kevin Kirkelie Tied by: Kevin Kirkelie Originated by: Kevin Kirkelie Hook: Mustad 79580 #1 Thread: Black 6/0 Tail: Yellow...

#34-2013 Deep Water Troller - Kevin Kirkelie #34-2013 Deep Water Troller - Kevin Kirkelie


Tied by: Kevin Kirkelie
Originated by: Kevin Kirkelie

Hook: Mustad 79580 #1
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Yellow bucktail
Body: Black vernal
Rib: Gold mylar braid tinsel
Wing: Yellow bucktail tied in the round (collar)
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet half body length
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: As the name suggests, this is a great fly for sinking into deep cold waters trailing behind a lazy pontoon or canoe. Kevin created the pattern in an effort to defy the notion of dark flies for dark days, and fishes the fly on such days and in the twilight hours. He fishes the pattern using in-line weights, of 1/4 oz. to 1 oz., placed about 4 feet ahead of the fly and trolls slowly. For shallower waters, the weight is ditched and Kevin ties the wing in a collar style by spinning the bucktail around the hook shank. It isn't common to see a streamer tied with a hair collar, but you need not look any further than the Willie Gunn to get a baseline on how successful the style can be.
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Nice fly, Kevin.

Comment to #34-2013 - Deep Water Troller...

nice streamer black and yellow is a great colour combo,works great on Atlantic salmon at this time of year....

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Sweet fly, I like it a lot!

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