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  1. Matt - I just got back from a week of chasing roosters on the east cape. Best luck was on ALFs (anchovy looking flies) that mimic the local sardinas (even though there were no sardina around). Olive over white, green over white, and blue over white were all good producers in 1/0 and 2/0 sizes. I also had some luck on sea habit bucktails in the same colors and sizes, and good old deceivers in white, chartreuse, and chartreuse over white. Another local pattern that is supposed to be good for larger roosterfish is a Rasta. Its essentially a longer body of a couple colors of superhair and yak hair, a head of arctic fox, finished with white and then finally orange thread. Tan and olive heads were supposed to be good colors. You should be able to find a recipe on the web. I had plenty of follows but no takes while throwing Rastas. I did catch some ladyfish and jacks on them. Have a good trip. I'd turn around and head back in a heartbeat. Shoot me an email or PM if you have any other questions. Adams
  2. Ditto on using the double edged razor blades -- but a basic safety tip -- break them in half so they are a single blade. They are easier to use then, and more flexible.
  3. Kevin Feenstra is a west Michigan guide who ties some really interesting articulated streamer patterns. I think his site is www.feenstraguideservice.com. Adams
  4. I've had good results with Barge Cement (its a flexible contact cement); I've heard good things about tear mender. Adams
  5. Hook point up I undertand, but jigging action? How does the 90 degree bend make any difference in action? Adams
  6. One way that I have found which makes it easier to whip finish on the parachute post is to simply rotate the fly in the vise so the post is horizontal and the hook in the verticle position, and then whip finish it (I saw Dave Lucca do that). Another way to cheat is use Whitlock's zap a gap whip finish -- its easy to put a drop on the thread and then simply wrap it around (without even doing a whip finish). Adams
  7. This might be a stupid question -- but what difference would the 90 degree bend at the hook eye make in the fly's action? Adams
  8. Now that you mention it, it does look like the head is spun craft fur trimmed witha taperizer. Here is another picure from Bob Linsenman's site. That area of the country seems to produce some interesting streamer patterns.
  9. I was thumbing through a catalog the other day, and thought these looked like an interesting pattern. It looks like all synthetic, but I cannot quite tell from the picture how its constructed. They look like a craft fur tail (and my guess is that it is cut from the craft fur/not tied on like a bunny strip) and then the head is either a palmered strip of craft fur, or craft fur put into a dubbing loop and then trimmed to shape. I don't know if its weighted either. I ran a few internet searches, but could not come up with instructions. Does anyone know how to tie these? Thanks for your help. Adams
  10. With endorsements like that, I need to try the stuff. . . Adams
  11. Barge Cement is another good flexible contact cement to use on rabbit strips. With contact cement, you have a little more time to properly place the strips, it stays more flexible, and its thicker, so easier to spread and keep out of the hair. Adams
  12. Does anyone know the pattern for the Plan B? Thanks. Adams
  13. Pass lakes are a good general attractor, which I bet are often taken for caddis. The can be fished both wet and dry. I usually fish mine sort of dampish -- low in the film. The white wing helps track the fly. Adams
  14. I fish mice mostly at night for lake run browns, but also fish them for smallies and pike. I don't think that ears matter. I think its more important that the fly pushes lots of water. Adams
  15. Mark me down as another double surgeons user. Adams
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