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Yes they work there as well sometimes tough to keep the lakers off them though:lol:

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Thanks for the reply guys! I have two 8 in Spin doctors and was running spoons 24 back and often catching Lakers any time I would get near the bottom! I stopped using them and started going for rainbows and walleye on spoons. I still get Lakers but it's more of a mixed bag... Pete can you tell me a bit more about the flys and where to get them?

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Long Time Fisherman, here is a link that shows the kind of flies I use.  I tie my own.  You'd have to mail order them from places in Maine or New Hampshire.

Many years ago I bought tandem flies from the fellow who managed the Fly Fishing shop at Bass Pro. He tied the flies himself and mailed them to me. I believe his name was Mike Ditomaso (?).


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Here is a picture of the most common set up for a spin doctor (and flashers).

 

That shows a traditional/common trolling fly and a spin doctor.

 

Spin doctors and flashers roll in a circular motion.

 

There is an item called a dodger that is similar but only moves side to side. 

 

(I run my tandem flies (the ones like Pete's) bare with no attractor (no flasher,dodger or spin doctor) near the surface spring and fall)

 

BlueMist.jpg

 

And to return to your original question - yes we use flasher fly combos regularly on the Finger Lakes. They seem most successful mid to late season for me.

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I just use a little smaller size of my own Lake O flies on 30 lb mono instead of 50 lb behind small dodgers or spin doctor

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5 hours ago, 58Johnson said:

Here is a picture of the most common set up for a spin doctor (and flashers).

 

That shows a traditional/common trolling fly and a spin doctor.

 

Spin doctors and flashers roll in a circular motion.

 

There is an item called a dodger that is similar but only moves side to side. 

 

(I run my tandem flies (the ones like Pete's) bare with no attractor (no flasher,dodger or spin doctor) near the surface spring and fall)

 

BlueMist.jpg

 

And to return to your original question - yes we use flasher fly combos regularly on the Finger Lakes. They seem most successful mid to late season for me.

So with the tandem fly how do you set it?  Add some split shot or a short core?  I've heard others speak of setting it on mono just behind the kicker motor wash.

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I believe the Bow I am holding in this profile pic was caught using a fly almost identical to to that "Tandem Mickey Finn" above.

Owasco lake, this past Fall

 

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You troll tandem flys near the surface. Two splitshot, one splitshot and even no splitshot. Short cores would work too, but I like my tandems up, up high in the water column. Way back too (100ft plus)

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Long Time Fisherman,

Let me know if you can't find any source of trolling flies.  I don't tie them to sell, because I was never fast enough to make any money at it.  But I offer them to guys who invite me on their boat.

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Some of my sources for trolling flies.

 

http://www.trollingflies.com/flyselections

 

https://rangeleyflyshop.com/collections/types?q=Tandem%20Trolling%20Streamers

 

I've tried tying my own based on some of the patterns at Rangeley. A few turned out pretty ugly, but still caught fish.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Pete Collin said:

Long Time Fisherman,

Let me know if you can't find any source of trolling flies.  I don't tie them to sell, because I was never fast enough to make any money at it.  But I offer them to guys who invite me on their boat.

You are welcome on my boat anytime you like

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Good sites... fair pricing... but if you live close to Auburn, Mike at BassPro is still a great option. Also hands on can matter... size, color or shape can sometimes be distorted in pictures. He'll have a great selection and knolege there and you won't have to bother with shipping.   FYI.. some of the worst, ugly flies I've ever tied cought more fish than the pretty ones... lol

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