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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mongrel Meat 2

More meat for the carnivores

Purple Mongrel Meat 2

The Mongrel Meat has been one of our very best streamer patterns for a few years now, but like many of our patterns, we tweak and modify them constantly to try to make them more effective and more simple to tie.  The original Mongrel Meat fished great, but the head was a bear to tie because it involved tying in so many clumps of hair.  We fixed that issue with Bruiser Blend Jr. dubbing.  Also, I have had a lot of luck with solid metallic colors (gold, silver, and copper) so I decided to add a fair amount of bling to these bugs.  Finally, we changed up the hooks to include two of the very best streamer hooks in the game right now, the Gamakatsu B10S and the Daiichi 2461.

One modification you can try deals with the ice dub collars...  You can try substituting other colors of the metallic colors of ice dub like Silver, Copper, Pearl UV hue, Blue Steelie, and Red, to name a few...  You can also tie the fly without any flash to make a more subtle, yet meaty, offering.


~ Cheech

Buy the Mongrel Meat (HERE)

Recipes for 4 colors below the video.


Purple
Back Half
Hook: Daiichi 2461 #2 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - Purple (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Fl. Purple or Purple (BUY HERE)
Tail Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Black (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Nature's Spirit Schlappen - Purple or Spirit River Schlappen - Purple
Collar: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Fl. Purple or Purple (BUY HERE)
Collar Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Connection
Articulation Beads - Purple (BUY HERE)
Articulation Wire (BUY HERE)
Front Half
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - Purple (BUY HERE)
Weight: Lead or Lead Free Wire .025 or .035 (BUY HERE)
Barbell: Lead Barbell Eyes (Dull or Shiny) - Large (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Fl. Purple or Purple (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Black (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Nature's Spirit Schlappen - Purple or Spirit River Schlappen - Purple
Collar: Arctic Fox Tail Hair - Purple (BUY HERE)
Head: Bruiser Blend Jr. - Purple (BUY HERE)
Head Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Eyes: 3D Holographic Eyes 3/16" - Super Pearl (BUY HERE)


Black
Back Half
Hook: Daiichi 2461 #2 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - Black (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Black (BUY HERE)
Tail Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Black (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Black Nature's Spirit Schlappen  Spirit River Schlappen  or Hareline Schlappen 
Collar: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Black (BUY HERE)
Collar Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Connection
Articulation Beads - Gunmetal (BUY HERE)
Articulation Wire (BUY HERE)
Front Half
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - Black (BUY HERE)
Weight: Lead or Lead Free Wire .025 or .035 (BUY HERE)
Barbell: Lead Barbell Eyes (Dull or Shiny) - Large (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Black (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Black (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Black Nature's Spirit Schlappen  Spirit River Schlappen  or Hareline Schlappen 
Collar: Arctic Fox Tail Hair - Black (BUY HERE)
Head: Bruiser Blend Jr. - Black (BUY HERE)
Head Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Eyes: 3D Holographic Eyes 3/16" - Super Pearl (BUY HERE)


White
Back Half
Hook: Daiichi 2461 #2 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - White (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - White (BUY HERE)
Tail Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Silver/Gold (BUY HERE)
Hackle: White Nature's Spirit Schlappen  Spirit River Schlappen  or Hareline Schlappen 
Collar: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - White (BUY HERE)
Collar Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Connection
Articulation Beads - Nuclear Corn (BUY HERE)
Articulation Wire (BUY HERE)
Front Half
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - White (BUY HERE)
Weight: Lead or Lead Free Wire .025 or .035 (BUY HERE)
Barbell: Lead Barbell Eyes (Dull or Shiny) - Large (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - White (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Silver/Gold (BUY HERE)
Hackle: White Nature's Spirit Schlappen  Spirit River Schlappen  or Hareline Schlappen 
Collar: Arctic Fox Tail Hair - White (BUY HERE)
Head: Bruiser Blend Jr. - Cream (BUY HERE)
Head Flash: Ice Dub - Gold (BUY HERE)
Eyes: 3D Holographic Eyes 3/16" - Super Pearl (BUY HERE)


Olive
Back Half
Hook: Daiichi 2461 #2 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - Olive (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Olive (BUY HERE)
Tail Flash: Ice Dub - Copper (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Olive (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Olive Nature's Spirit Schlappen  Spirit River Schlappen  or Hareline Schlappen 
Collar: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Olive (BUY HERE)
Collar Flash: Ice Dub - Copper (BUY HERE)
Connection
Articulation Beads - Electric Lizard (BUY HERE)
Articulation Wire (BUY HERE)
Front Half
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1 (BUY HERE)
Thread: Danville 140 - Olive (BUY HERE)
Weight: Lead or Lead Free Wire .025 or .035 (BUY HERE)
Barbell: Lead Barbell Eyes (Dull or Shiny) - Large (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Prime Long Marabou - Olive (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographic Cactus Chenille - Olive (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Olive Nature's Spirit Schlappen  Spirit River Schlappen  or Hareline Schlappen 
Collar: Arctic Fox Tail Hair - Olive (BUY HERE)
Head: Bruiser Blend Jr. - Brown Olive (BUY HERE)
Head Flash: Ice Dub - Copper (BUY HERE)
Eyes: 3D Holographic Eyes 3/16" - Super Pearl (BUY HERE)

Accessories / Adhesives
Zap A Gap Thin (BUY HERE)
Loon Clear UV Resin - Flow (BUY HERE)
Loon Clear UV Resin - Thick (BUY HERE)
Loon UV Mega Light (BUY HERE)
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool (BUY HERE)


Fishpond Sushi Roll

Here is a bonus if you made it this far down the page...  We now have the Fishpond Sushi Roll to store all of your big meat this fall. Check it out HERE


9 comments:

  1. Love the tutorials, whats this fly imitate?

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    1. it imitates a big hunk of purple meat... Who knows, but the fish eat it.

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  2. Haha love it. You tie great patterns and this is the best fly fishing website around, huge fan

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  3. Cheech, I am wondering why you decided to switch to the daichi 2461 on the back half. I can think of reasons to go with a stinger style hook on the front but I am wondering what makes the Daichi a better option than the b200 for this fly?

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    1. The 2461 is the perfect length for a streamer hook, it has a wide gap, and most importantly... it's probably the sharpest hook that has graced my vise. Sometimes with aggressively wide hooks like the B200 or even the B10S, the fish can push them sideways when they strike making it a bit harder to set the hook.

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    2. The 2461 is the perfect length for a streamer hook, it has a wide gap, and most importantly... it's probably the sharpest hook that has graced my vise. Sometimes with aggressively wide hooks like the B200 or even the B10S, the fish can push them sideways when they strike making it a bit harder to set the hook.

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    3. Thanks for the insight. I'm realizing the more you tie, the more technical hook selection can become. The way subtle variations in hook styles can affect the mechanics of how that hook operates is mind boggling.

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