Slattery's Triple Threat

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Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by ronr » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:23 pm

One of the highlights of my trip to Montana last summer was attending a tying session at Jim's place with Narcodog and Oldhat. I was a bit handicapped at that session as I was awaiting shoulder surgery and couldn't really manage to tie a fly. So ever since, I been trying to tie a decent Triple Threat. With apologies to Jim, I think this is at least a fishing specimen with help from Han's great video. I hope I get back this year to see it done by the creator once again.
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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by letumgo » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:20 am

Perfection!

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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:42 am

ronr, back when I spent a summer working in Jim's shop, I tied many of these for the shop, under Jim's tutelage. Yours is one of the better one's I've seen. Well done!
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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by ronr » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:45 am

REE, thank you sir, that is high praise.
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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:54 pm

ronr, here's a how-to from the master, hisself. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytyin ... 04fotw.php
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Post by letumgo » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:50 am

Thanks REE, for the link. Great article Jim.
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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by Mike62 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:34 am

I've been tying and fishing that pattern for a long time now. I never knew the name or the tier who came up with it until this thread, so thank you. It's a wonderful pattern on the Fish river, sizes #14-#16 in a chestnut-y brown with a lighter hackle.

...I wish mine looked as nice.
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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by driftless » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:30 am

Thank you for posting a link to the pattern. Can't wait to get a few of these on the stream!!!

Awesome looking fly.
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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:54 pm

I tie it in olive and tan (with orange thread on the tan) in sizes 10, 12 and 14. My box is heavier on the 12 and 14. I know a couple guys who tie it on a 16, using gold wire instead of tinsel, but I've never gone that small.
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Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:54 pm

Look here to see Hans tie Jim's Triple Threat Caddis:




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