Seaducer for trout?

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    mickey brown
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    One of my favorite patterns for warm water fish is the Seaducer. I have been working on my box for spring tying all types of seaducer variants. During Christmas I have been drooling over the various fly catalogues and noticed that the growing trend for trout seems to be Kelly Galloup’s big meaty streamer technique. I have several of his patterns, but have never thrown them. They seem so bulky that they would be a pain to cast. So is got me to thinking about a sculpin colored seaducer for big trout. They are light, but push a lot of water. Below is one that I tied using grizzly hackle and a tungsten cone. What do you guys think, would this be an effective streamer?

    #46578
    Neal Osborn
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    In theory, the Seaducer style of fly “should” work for trout, especially using a sink-tip line on the swing.  However, I have been unsuccessful in general with this style for trout.  And that comes from lots of trial and error.  On the other hand, they are killer for small mouth and shoal bass on my local river, the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta.  Over the past two years I have abandoned the Seaducer style in favor of the Circus Peanut or Sex Dungeon articulated flies, which work much more predictably (and favorably) for trout in cold/moving water.  Of course, it is always a go-to for bass on the ponds and lakes as you mentioned.

    Nice fly by the way 🙂  Let us know if it works for trout in cold/moving water.

    The Seaducer style catches a lot of shoal bass as shown below, but in my experience is not reliable for trout.

    #46579
    paul rose
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    Not sure on trout but for schooled up, spooky winter reds the seaducer is hard to beat

    #46580
    anonymous
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    Why wouldn’t it work? There are no rules. Looks like a fine trout fly.

    #46581
    Peter E.Peter E.
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    I think it looks great, I will be tying one up in olive and gold! Thanks for a great Idea!

    #46582
    mickey brown
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! I may give it a shot this weekend on the Little Red over in Arkansas!

    #46583
    Peter E.Peter E.
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    Mickey, I figured that you would like to know that I did end up tying a mess of seaducers, though at first I used cone heads but then I got the bright idea to use dumbell eyes. I am sure that this has been done before and the pattern has a name, but either way it allowed me to use the pattern on the bottom without hanging up or using a weed guard. I’ll post up some picts soon.

    Thanks for the ideas!

    #46584
    mickey brown
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    Cool Peter, would love to see some pics! I ended up midging all day Saturday and never tried the seaducer. May give it a shot next time.

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