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nu2trout

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  1. nu2trout

    EP question

    thanks guy, I will try to get some of that this week. I am getting better with my EP and synthetics. I really love tying salt flies!
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    EP question

    how much do you use? I am afraid to put too much on and mess up the fibers.
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    EP question

    Hey Guys, I finishied up some bait fish patterns this past week, in hopes of some pond fishing for bass. I threw the first cast and BAM, fish on. I was very happy about that, but when I had him in hand and looked at the fly there was an eye missing. Next fish, next eye gone. How do you guys keep your eyes on the EP fiber flies? Thanks
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    Giant Squid

    good points made, and I had an idea that was going to be the response. I may give one a try at the vise and if it looks like something close to a squid I will fish it.
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    Giant Squid

    Here is a question about these giant squids. I have seen them on a stripers site as well and they seem to be good flies for stripers. I fish for stripers in a southern river, and I doubt any of our stripers have ever seen a squid. Do you think these would still work?
  6. I have a few different boxes, and for example I have a nymph box with different nymphs all lined up on individual lines. I have a compartment style box for my dry flies, separated by type. I have a streamer box as well. one day I am going to get good enough to have the nymphs by size and color :headbang:
  7. Thanks for the help. I will look into the stuff you mentioned. Some of that is over my head at this point, but I am learning as we go.
  8. Thanks guys, I am still playing with this pattern. My first attempt came out to yellow and soft, I guess my epoxy was not mixed well
  9. I have been toying around with the idea of tying a crease fly. I have the materials, I think. Should I put 5 minute epoxy on the outside of the foam or will something like hard as hull work? can I get away with just using the foam or do I need some mylar for the outer coating? Thanks
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    Snook Flies?

    Thanks so much for the info! I am pumped about the opportunity to get on some salt. I will be guided one day and fishing with a bud the other day, I am sure he has a couple of spots selected for us.
  11. I know this has been asked by several people, but I have never asked so here goes. Do these realistic flies get fished, or is it just the art that keeps people doing them? Thanks, and nice looking stuff.
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    Furl-a-gig

    I know a guy that ties these and adds a foam tail on the end, in a delta shape. Nice looking worm. How does it cast with the weighted head?
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    Snook Flies?

    Thanks, I am about to read the article. I will also check out the color of the water while there to help with selection of flies. I am very excited to get away and hit some salt. I just hope the weather in Tampa cooperates while I am there
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    Snook Flies?

    thanks, it is rabbit fur instead of maribou. I did not have any other colors, but will get some thanks
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    Snook Flies?

    do you think this will get some attention? I was playing around with some materials this weekend and came up with it.
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    Snook Flies?

    that last picture looks like it has some clousers, schminnows, glass minnows, deceivers, EP minnows, Sea Ducers, DT specials, and maybe some epoxy head stuff. I tied up a couple of shrimp yesterday. Do snook eat shrimp? Hopefully a red or something will suck it in if no snook do. I will get a picture of the Snook stuff I have been tying when I get home tonight. Thanks for the help guys, and keep'em coming
  17. the first picture was pretty cool but the second picture looked like it was about to attack you. I do not think I would ever be able to do that type of tying. Very nice, indeed.
  18. very nice work, and thank you for taking time to photograph everything. Congratulations on the accolades.
  19. Thanks for your information. Thanks for the shaving brush tip. Try this http://www.saltwateredge.com/Super-Hair.ht...CFRWbnAodJSjjcg
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    Snook Flies?

    here is a schminnow I tied lsast night. I need to make the body a little more full. going to try the DT Special next
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    Snook Flies?

    I used to tie them with marabou tail and spun wool, but there was really no difference when switching to marabou. I just twist the marabou with the tying thread and wrap. The intent was a quick fly that you wouldn't mind losing in the mangroves. Even with weedguards you always lose a few if you are putting the fly back where the bigger fish live. My opinion is that tide, general size, and color are the most important things - in that order. I'm good friends with full-time professional guides and you would probably laugh at their "go-to" patterns. The underlying theme is simplicity. This past weekend I had the most success with a no-name fly that was just a white marabou tail, with a white cross-cut rabbit body, tied off with red thread and loop weedguard. I started catching snook as soon as I changed patterns. I'll also second Steelie's recommendation for the Schminnow (except with bead-chain eyes instead of mono). Whatever you tie, be sure to tie weighted and unweighted versions so you can cover more of the water column. Thanks guys!! I will get busy on some of these, but any suggestion on sizes?
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    Snook Flies?

    Hey Guys, I need to get some snook fly recipes for an upcoming trip. Do any of you have any or know wher I can get some step by step patterns?
  23. midcurrent has a good video under their tying section.
  24. There are many different sizes for trout, so it is more about what you plan to tie. I normally use 12, 14 for nymphs and 8 for wooly buggers. If you want to tie dry flies then you will need to get dry fly hooks. Ask the guys at the shop, most of them are pretty knowledgable, at my store anyway. Good luck and welcome to the addiction.
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