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Spoons To Flies: “Bad Fly.. Bad Fly.. Whatcha Gonna Tye!”


October 11th, 2006

Pattern Demonstration

by Lance Taylor (Ranger “Salty” Bob)


The ultra secretive “Cop Car” series of flies was first developed and designed by Dennis Dickson (http://www.streamsideflyshop.com/members.htm), a Washington Guide to imitate an injured smolt pattern.

One of his clients named it as such c.a. 1988, not only because it should be a crime to fish with, but it closely resembles a cop car cruiser. The other fly Lance will be presenting is a slight variation called the “Night Rider” (that of course, glows in the dark).


In further researching these patterns he discovered that there are a few “Coyote Spoon Lures” out there that closely resemble these fly patterns (shown below).




In the world of the Fly Tying these days there seems to be a growing trend in adapting proven spoons, Rapala’s, Jigs, and other effective lure combinations over to fur and feather. As a recent example of this, check out Nick Pujic’s “The X-Stream Furpala” pattern in the recent (Aug/Nov 2006) issue of Canadian Fly magazine. If there is time remaining The Ranger may also demonstrate this pattern for us.


Please note: Materials and tying steps for these patterns will not be shared in the newsletter. You’ll have to show up to see the demo and be prepared to take notes.


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