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Flat Rock native

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  1. What is the source on these? Or what is brand name, I am intrigued and might try a couple.
  2. And, Cutthroat Pale Ale, Uintah Brewing Company, Utah similar name to O"Dell's product
  3. Dude, if you want to send me a handful of those I will gladly test them on some yellow perch and crappies. Toothy little beasts tear up my normal trout patterns. Indestructible could be an apt name, according to your recipe.
  4. I will get back to you after I study up a little more on Furled techniques. I like building any kind of fishing equipment. Even bait rigs for walleye fishing and spinners to save the cost of factory Mepps and Panther Martins, although since the 1990's, I rarely fish with anything but flies I have tied. For me a question of being a cheapskate and liking to use what the fish like. Thank you for the insights!
  5. Thank you for all suggestions on the furled leaders, I am always grateful and amazed at the depth and breadth of the wisdom on this site.
  6. This sounds like a bargain for a tour de force publication. There are very few "new" techniques that are not described by Leeson and Schollmeyer in my 1998 hardcover edition. If this CD is the complete work it has to go on the Christmas list
  7. I use combinations of my own tied leaders and fluorocarbon tapered models off the shelf. You can re-cycle the butt ends of the tapered kinds almost endlessly and very cost effectively using tippet materials of your choice and two tools: Nail knot device and/or little tool (Pat. No. 4.400.025) that holds the tag ends of the leaders so you can easily twist the optimum number of turns and cleanly pull the knot up tightly. You may want to build your own kit, depending on the types of leaders you mostly plan to use, it can be somewhat more cost-effective and efficient. I sometimes use furled leaders for extreme dry fly conditions and wish I could make those too. Also, I try to utilize the Whitlock glue method of attaching the leader to the fly line because it snags less (almost never) on the top ferrule and you get more mileage from the relatively expensive tapered products. Have fun- Kenduardo
  8. SUMMARY Kenduardo’s Sonic MircoMink Bait has been used mostly in still water conditions; pattern is slow sinking- almost neutral buoyancy, will fish well on sinking tip or full sink lines; using very slow, stop-and-go retrieve, with some erratic quick twitches -to pulsate the water- has produced local cold water species (Rainbows, Brook, Browns, Makinaw, Splake) and various warm water species (yellow carp, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, walleye, yellow perch, black bullhead, black crappie) that feed on minnows, crayfish, large earth worms, or large invertebrates. RECIPE Description Materials Remarks Hook Gamakatsu-L10-2H #4 or equivalent 2xstrong standard nymph hook Thread 6/0 dull or dark green, medium brightness Bead Head Cabela’s Black Pearl, Walleye bead, size 4 mm (3/32nd inch) Plastic disk collar 11/32nd inch, craft store, glue-on ruby/chrome, bead -drilled with pin vise and small bit, drilled offset, not centered to raise the disk on top of hook shank and to avoid restricting the hook gap. Choice of many metal disks, plastic disks, sequins, etc., available to impart a water-pushing, popper or slider effect. Tailing-under Green crystal flash or bright green flashabou 2-6 strands Tailing-over White (Glow)poly yarn Polyolefin , fine fibers or floating hair or fibers of choice Abdomen-rear Bright green tinsel with wire Or green hotwires or sink material of choice Wing Brown Micro Mink strip-1/16th in. Rear collar Pick a Large soft hackle, Bobwhite Quail Body feather with brown, black and white markings Choice of other brown, soft hackles, chickabou, marabou, etc., with fine quills/fibers or synthetic that holds some water Front collar-optional 1 turn of brown micro mink Stroked toward rear collar Many options similar to rear collar materials Abdomen-thorax front Peacock herl, 4-6 strands, rope dubbed-using Don Ordes method, on fine wire recycled from electrical cords Many synthetics in peacock colors that hold some water or use a second plastic Walleye bead to impart a slow, sinking action PHOTOGRAPH Seen on database Step-by-step X1. Select hook and de-barb. X2. Place walleye bead at hook eye, place disk collar, take a few wraps of thread about a ¼ inch to the rear of both beads, then move both beads rearward enough to put a fine dab of CA Glue (zap-a-gap gell)and move walleye bead to abut hook eye. Repeat glue dab to rear of walleye bead the push the disk collar forward cementing the beads to the shank and each other. Wrap thread forward to build small dam to rear of disk collar. X3. Wrap thread to hook bend and attach the tailing materials with a couple soft loops and then tighter loops. Tie in green tinsel material (or green wire, etc.,) and wrap thread forward about half way towards the front. Wrap tinsel or substitute forward to waiting thread and securely tie down. Wrap forward a few turns to set a base to tie on the mink strip so strip lays directly over the tailing materials. After securing the mink strip, wrap forward a few turns for a base to tie in the soft hackle feather. X4 Tie in quail body feather tip first with shiny side facing up, then strip off the fibers of the side facing the tyer to create a belt and take 1 or 2 sparse turns of soft hackle and tie off. Tie in the strip of mink and take 1 full turn and tie off, smoothing guard hairs back. X5 Tie the the peacock herl and fine wire, and form a dubbing rope –Ordes style- and take enough turns to abut the peacock against the rear of the disk collar, whip finish, and (optional)sparingly dab on head cement. Just posted this to the fly database:
  9. Hans, Another fine feathered effort. Is your danica.com tier pages undergoing maintenance? I have not been able to get on that website for a couple of weeks so wondering if it is down for the count or a temporary situation. It was one of my most frequent stops when looking for patterns and samples. Also, I am just about ready to send some flies to be posted there if it is still possible. I live in Buffalo, WY, USA and live near the Big Horns in the midst of large variety of nice fishing spots. I am mostly into tying and fishing soft hackles, emergers and cripples and just started doing tube flies somewhat seriously, as we have a developing bass and tiger muskie fishery about 8 minutes from my house. Thanks for all your contributions to this site and I will begin visiting here more regularly. Cheers from wintry Wyoming.
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