View Full Version : Cluster egg Flys?
10-28-2004, 09:19 PM
Durning early october I went to the green cottage area of the PM and met a gentleman with some great cluster eggs. They were tied on light mono then tied to a hook. Has anyone else seen or used these flies?
10-29-2004, 04:41 AM
It may have been me that you talked to... If not, I fished a pattern very successfully that we call a "Crystal Meth". I tied a bunch of these each day I was there with either orange or pink diamond braid on a scud style hook. E-mail me and I will send you a photo of the fly. This fly outfished every fly in my box and caught a lot of fair hooked salmon and trout.
10-29-2004, 01:49 PM
Here's a link to a web page with a description of the fly and photos. Crystal Meth (www.steelheading101.com/eggs.html#)
Click on crystal meth and follow the instructions.
IT is a simple tie, but not durable with big salmon teeth... :D
10-29-2004, 06:01 PM
How does chartreuse diamond braid work I do have that and maybe some pink and white. Will give them a try its time for some new egg patterns.
10-29-2004, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the new pattern. Its not quite what I was looking for this pattern had seperate glo bug style eggs tied on it.
10-30-2004, 04:36 AM
No sweat... Try this pattern and trust me it's a good one.
10-30-2004, 06:44 AM
chrome Kid: I know what your talking about, the only place I've seen them is in the book "steelhead dreams" by Matt Supinski. Call BBT and see if they have any..
as for crystal meth, its my # 1 favotite egg pattern, I've caught more fish on that pattern than any other I have
11-01-2004, 09:53 AM
I'm pretty sure I met the same guy at Green Cottage. His name is Charlie and he developed some method for attaching glo bug yarn onto mono (it's not glued on) that works real well. After tying and fishing these eggs I won't go back to yarn unless I have to. These things work and I like the speed with which I can whip out a few dozen perfect egg flies with no mess and no fuss. I have his number if you are interested... BTW, I only met this guy once, and don't profit from whatever he does, just like his product a lot.
11-01-2004, 08:45 PM
I think the guys name was Charlie. We didnt get to the details of tying, but i was amazed at how well the eggs were put together. Do you have any tips on tying them? I cant get the mono through the center of the egg!
I would really like to get his number too.
11-02-2004, 04:48 PM
I met Charlie as I was getting ready to walk in at Green Cottage. I had my boat with me and had drifted a lower section the day before, so my plan was to just walk in for a few hours and then go home. Charlie asked if I was drifting, and I told him my plan. Then I said what the heck, if you'll help spot, we'll drift down, so that's what we did. Charlie has a great product, but he wouldn't tell me how he does it. One thing he did say though, was that he used yarn, not pom pons, and no glue. He gave me a bunch for floating him, and I have since tied them up and love the way they tie and look. When I hit Baldwin again, I'll be looking Charlie up to get some more of these things... If you want his number, pm me with your email.
11-03-2004, 09:33 AM
I have tied an articulated Egg sucking leech with the egg on stiff mono inch in front of the leech. A good friend wanted to try it as he had found the pattern on the web, so I tied some up. The key is the Mono must be stiff, I think I used 30lb, its been awhile. I set it in my vise and tied the egg to the mono like a normal egg. The part that got clamped on the vise was rapped into the leech so you did not see the clamp marks. I think if I were to tie it again I would do it without the vice and just wrap the mono, egg material and half hitch the egg finished, and then cut the mono to size. Here is the link Greenens' Articulating Egg Leech (http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/092004fotw.html) and I think you can use mono egg technique for the flies mentioned in this thread.
11-03-2004, 10:30 AM
Brian, that looks a lot like the eggs Charlie had. The big plus in my eyes for getting them from Charlie is that I
1) Don't have to spend time making them (big factor for me, my twin boys came along when my daughter was 15 months old, you can only imagine the chaos)
2) no mess.
I may try making some on my own though if time allows...
PS, Thanks for the link.
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