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  1. Nice assortment Denduke I need to try them as a strike indicator like you do. Rich mc have you seen how you can make your own Floating Jigs? This is something I have to try with some of my molds, just need to get some EPB and hooks. Adding legs is a great idea.
  2. It's Grasshopper Season Size: #10 Thanks Dave, yep frog is an easy tie once foam is prepped and Plasti dipped.
  3. Real nice and long enough trip to get acclimated to the surroundings. Did you camp or have lodging?
  4. Thanks PD, Mark & Niveker. The last one has been kitchen sink tested and floats fine. All that's left is the swim test to see how well it wiggles and dives.
  5. fshng2

    Caption this....

    This is a stretch, but if the fly was yawning. it could be a clue while playing charades. Fa-lie moon yawn (Filet Mignon)
  6. fshng2

    Caption this....

    When life seems to take an uphill climb. Take comfort in the fact that you are mooning everyone behind you.
  7. More Frog Fly Prototypes Hook: Daiichi 2461 Body: Fabric/Foam coated with Plasti Dip Tail: Sand Barred Sili Legs/Pearl Crystal Flash Eyes: 3D Adhesive: E6000
  8. Video of visitor this morning. https://i.imgur.com/JG6kmNZ.mp4
  9. This would be an excellent cover pic for a YouTube video.
  10. Specific Gravity of other textile fibers. Just a few comments on textile fibers that work for me. Polyester works great for dubbing. It binds well to itself or when mixed with natural fibers. Aunt Lydia's rug yarn (Polyester) sparkles in the sunlight which I feel makes the fish want to take a closer look. Poly Yarn (Polypropylene) is good for dry fly wings, posts, and has a SG of .90 which makes it light weight and floats. https://www.madriveroutfitters.com/p-534-polypropylene-yarn.aspx As an added bonus neither of the two above materials will hold water. Trilobal Nylons also sparkle in the sunlight and are readily available. Textile Fibers Fiber densities in g/cm3 Commercial name Cotton 1.55 Raw Cotton 1.54 Mercerized Flax 1.50 Jute 1.50 Wool 1.30 No brand Silk 1.33 Natural Silk 1.60 Weighted Silk 1.32 Tussah Polyester 1.22 Kodel, vestan Polyester 1.38 Teryleen, Dacron Viscose 1.53 Cuprammonium 1.53 Polyurethane 1.15 Lycra Polypropylene 0.90 Meraklon Polyethylene 0.92 Courlene Polyethylene 0.95 Courlene X3 Nylon 6 1.13 Perlon Nylon 66 1.14 Tri-nylon Acrylic 1.14-1.17 Orlon (staple/filament) Polyvinyl alcohol 1.30 Kuralon, vinal https://fashion2apparel.blogspot.com/2016/12/important-textile-fibers-densities.html
  11. The jig you show looks similar to a sparkie. Barlows description: The wide head shape will not let the jig tip to the side when it rests on the bottom. This enables the lure to be used with a slider method as well as regular jigging action.
  12. 👍 what mold are you using? Do these swim much different than a 90 deg type jig (round head, hot lips or Popeye).
  13. Frog Fly I finally figured out how to make the fly dive and wiggle. A wider lip with an angle from 22 to 45 degrees, and line tie placed further from the nose of the fly causes it to wiggle. Tapering the nose helps some but not as much as mentioned above. I chose an angle of 45 degrees as it seems to be optimum for wiggling, while still able to dive 3 to 10 inches depending on the speed of the retrieve. To make it more of a diving fly is just a matter of decreasing the lip angle closer to 0 degrees. Notes: 1. Angle of the lip is defined with the eye of the hook oriented vertically where 0 degrees is parallel to the hook shank. 2. Lip material changed to 2 thicknesses of a 2 liter soda bottle (PET) as this plastic is much stiffer than the milk bottle (HDPE). The stiffer plastic (PET) prevents the lip angle from changing over time when fishing. 3. Hook: Mustad 9674 #1 5X Long
  14. Real nice.... a great day to remember for sure.
  15. Very nice Mark, if I ever was to fish there I wouldn’t want to leave.
  16. Thanks gang. Denduke Wow does it dive/wiggle? It dives but doesn"t wiggle. Notice in photo I changed the lip to a coffin shape and made it wider hoping to get it to wiggle. Both lip types dive but this one can dive deeper depending how the lip is bent. At 45 deg it dives 3 in and at 20 deg it dives 10 in. Lip is made from a milk jug, bends easily, and retains it"s shape. (July 12 correction: the angle will change when it is fished longer) MIke floats well and will turn over if it lands on it's side.
  17. Hook: Worm Offset Shank EWG 07143 Theory: Foam is flexible and can move closer to the hook shank allowing more of an exposed gap for a better hook up.
  18. Nice Poppers PD, silli legs look good. I like the frogs Philly, I will have to tie one. Sneaky Pete Hook: Herters #2 423R6XL Head: Cork Legs: FTD Bug Legs Tail: Bk Strung Hackle/Yel Maribou
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