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Post Posted: 10:39pm - Dec 29,10 
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This is my # 1 producing peanut fly the last three years in a row
COHO & STEELHEAD

WHATS YOUR BEST?
THIS IS MY GO TO FLY CANT HELP WONDERING DOES EVERY ONE HAVE THEIR FAVORITE THAT FAR OUT PREFORMS THE REST?

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Post Posted: 08:10am - Dec 30,10 
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Honda Cat.....

The image still hides the true colors of the fly. Can you open the package to give a better image and then I will purchase the fly at 1/2 price due to the open packaging????? :lol:

Actually, I want to get down your way and check out the shop. I fish up north (North Point Marina) but was toying with the idea of fishing southwest Lake Michigan in the spring for coho. I've never taken a look at any facilities down your way and figured I'd like to stop in and check out some gear along the way.

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Post Posted: 08:26am - Dec 30,10 
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HC. I sent your son 6 or 7 of my best last spring, for helping me out and being so friendly when I had issuses with my Huminbird. GPS maps. I never heard any feedback. If you see them hanging around somewhere give them a try. They rock!
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Post Posted: 09:03am - Dec 30,10 
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Hey Dog
i have used them they worked good
was wondering where they came from
ryan could not remember by the time we got a chance to use them
thank you very much!!!
seems the dark color with some gold in it have been the ticket for our coho and seel head
color makes a huge difference with any bait it seems especially important when running stuff close to the surface
a small change in color in the top ten feet of water can be a huge difference in the catch
whats your # favorite color for the start of the year?

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Post Posted: 09:58am - Dec 30,10 
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For me, the hot bait seems to change from year to year, but there are some that are consistently near the top of the list.

In 2010, the new Blue & Copper Coho Candy was easily my #1. This was its first year and it was awesome. Number 2 for the last 2 years in a row was Black & Pearl or Black & Mirage. These seemed especially good on overcast days and days when the ankle biting flies were out. Rounding out the top three is a perrenial favorite which has been consistently in the top 5 for many years is a Two-tone. I picked up a bunch of these at the Harbor House in Waukegan years ago and they still rock. They are 1/2 bluegreen aqua tinsel and 1/2 lime green hair:

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When I go back to my logbook for my all-time champs (since 1999), we find:
#1 Green, Gold & Purple (aka "Mardi Gras")
#2 Green & Gold
#3 Two-tone
#4 Blue & Green
#5 Blue & Gold

I am eager to see if the Blue & Copper stays hot in 2011. Good Luck!

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Post Posted: 10:27am - Dec 30,10 
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The past 3 years, our top producer (for a peanut fly) has been the Siggs Rigs Green & Gold and/or Green & Silver peanut flies. Usually with a Red or Orange Dodger - both 0 and 00.

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Not sure what it is about the Siggs Riggs, but these produce more than other brands of Green/Silver/Gold peanut flies I've tried. I think its the red hook....maybe? We've fished these things till they're just red hooks with a few pieces of tinsel.......and they STILL catch fish!


My best dark peanut fly has been the Howie Mardi Gras fly (Purple/Blue/Black)
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Looks to me like i really need to try more dark flies from everyone else's comments. Thanks for this post honda cat, I'm looking for some ideas to possibly tie my own.

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Post Posted: 11:12am - Dec 30,10 
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All black! :winker

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Post Posted: 02:57pm - Dec 30,10 
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I've got my opening spread for this spring already to go. Mainly same as last year, they worked so well it is hard for any newcomers to break into the line up. I'll come up with a few new ones to add to the rotation, but they got to produce right away, or its off to the bullpen.
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If I could only put out one fly, this would be it.
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Post Posted: 03:29pm - Dec 30,10 
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cdxdog wrote:
HC. I sent your son 6 or 7 of my best last spring, for helping me out and being so friendly when I had issuses with my Huminbird. GPS maps. I never heard any feedback. If you see them hanging around somewhere give them a try. They rock!
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I can vouch for these also!! 8)~

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Post Posted: 08:52pm - Dec 30,10 
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that same brand fly and color pictured in Honda Cat's original post has worked great for me along Chicago Light in spring for cohos too!!!

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Post Posted: 07:28am - Jan 1,11 
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My best spring coho fly is actually a 3 inch tube jig in a teal-green color. Used it for years and can't be beat for cohos.

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Post Posted: 03:48pm - Jan 3,11 
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cdxdog wrote:
HC. I sent your son 6 or 7 of my best last spring, for helping me out and being so friendly when I had issuses with my Huminbird. GPS maps. I never heard any feedback. If you see them hanging around somewhere give them a try. They rock!
cdx

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I am a big fan of Eddy's flys...buy a bunch of them at the Tinley Show every year. But I really like the looks of these flys, big bug eyes, like a scared fly about to get gobbled by a hungry coho....where would one go about getting some of these flys? Are they for sale anywhere?

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Post Posted: 08:02pm - Mar 5,11 
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I fish with a variety of flies, red/red&gold hot n tots, small cleos and spoons, but I have always wondered how effective tube jigs and twister tails would work for spring Cohos. I may try some tubes and twister tails this Spring...............

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Post Posted: 12:16am - Mar 6,11 
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my number one is the hot and tot bluberry gliiter. i do not use fies or that stuff.

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Post Posted: 05:14am - Mar 6,11 
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if you can get the big dawg (cdxdog) to make you some of his mojo flies your in for a treat, this fly has consistently caught cohos even when they were tight lipped and off the bite. my favorites are the original mojo and the one i call the mardigas. the thing about these flies is the more they're hit the better they seem to produce. not to many lures flies ect. are hot up north and down south on the lake billy seems to have found a consistent formula in the colors he ties up.
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Post Posted: 05:54pm - Mar 6,11 
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1) green gold tinsel
2) black Mylar.

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Post Posted: 06:23pm - Mar 6,11 
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Bubbalouie

guess what i found
a zip lock baggie with the flys you sent me
i suppose i never tried them kuz when its time to go i would grab the ones with leaders on them allready
so i sat down last night and tied them each up with a 30" piece of 40lb florocarbon
they will get their chance this spring as soon as posible i will post reports

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thanks for the flys sory they did not get tested rite away
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Post Posted: 06:47pm - Mar 6,11 
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Has anyone ever actually used these with a flyrod or just trolling??

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Post Posted: 06:58pm - Mar 6,11 
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I've made some with single hooks, and have been used for bass and gills. They are sinking flys due to the weight of the head. 2/0 hooks
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Post Posted: 06:18am - Mar 7,11 
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Big Weenie's Vibrating Coho flies are killer. They can be run with or without a paddle/dodger. Great action!

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