Monday, February 10, 2014

"Pipeline"

Pipeline Pool, Farmington River
Another streamer named after a well known pool on the Farmington River. This pool and it's nooks and crannies can give up some wonderful trout. It can be a bit tricky to fish, but is always worth the effort. In this pool is where I took my PB brook trout last year.

This is where I saw a angler fish for a long long time, casting his dry fly to one fish. The fish would rise and miss the fly. This continued for quite awhile, but I was told by another angler that was with this gent, that he eventually won and was able to land the trout.

"Pipeline"
Hook, Martinek Rangeley Streamer...Body, Orange Yarn...Tag and Rib, Flat Silver Tinsel...Throat, Orange, White, Hackle Fibers...Wing, Four Orange Saddle Hackles...Shoulder, Mallard Flank Feather dyed Gold...Cheeks, Jungle Cock.







27 comments:

  1. Alan - Beautiful work as always! One of my favorite stretches of river

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      It's also a fave of mine, but I seem to gravitate to other places first.

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  2. Sure is a pretty fly. One of my favorite pools on the entire river.

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    1. Peter Carlson,
      Thanks.
      The pool is always active, and the reason is well known.

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  3. Beutiful fly... Makes me think of a Fontinalis Fin wet fly. Awesome!

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    1. Hibernation,
      Thanks.
      Yes your right. I may try a variation using a black hackle in the mix, or some peacock herl for a topping.
      Would make a wonderful fall fly for brookies.

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  4. Alan
    Do you fish the Farmington in the winter months? I would imagine there could be some quality trout taken during this time of the year. I am impressed with the pattern used on this streamer. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      No I don't, that river this time of year will give up some beauts, but the thought of falling in makes me want to fish smaller waters.

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  5. Great looking streamer! Was that where I caught my rainbow?

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      No John, you did fish this pool and I think you had a fish rise to your fly but miss.
      Your fine rainbow was taken further downstream.

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    2. All I remember was parking at a campground in the woods and walking upstream to where I caught the fish. Looking forward to going back this year.

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  6. beautifully tied Alan, looks like a useful salt water sea trout fly too.

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      Those sea trout like the color orange?

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  7. Love it! Wonderful looking fly Alan.

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    1. Streamers 365,
      Thanks.
      Darren, lots of orange. A fine fly tyer from Maine liked all orange.

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  8. This section of the river reminds me of the Ausable below Wilmington, NY. The streamer has some "striking" color to it!

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    1. Walt Franklin,
      Thanks.
      Both are wonderful sections. Quite a bit of orange, but it blended nicely.

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  9. Beautiful fly
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    1. Kevin Smith,
      Thanks.
      I'll check it out.

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    1. phly,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate your comment.

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  11. That one is a dandy! I think that it's one of my personal favorites when it comes to your streamers.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Well that's certainly appreciated. It did blend together quite nicely.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      As always I do appreciate your comments.

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  13. Great looking pool. That fly looks amazing!

    My name is Juan and I blog over at Breeaking the Bank. Feel free to swing by sometime. take care!

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