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Posts posted by BaltCoWanderer

  1. Hey all,

    I’ve been seeing quite a few flies tied with those precut creature bodies from that Fly Skinz brand.  

    I have some ideas for other bodies shapes I would like to cut for myself.  I was wondering if anyone knows what material the Fly Skinz cutouts use, so I could pick some up from the craft shop?  

    I know it’s not foam, and it seems to be plain for painting later.  

  2. Thank you!

    I usually only fish river smallies when they’re spread out or hunkered deep, so I’ve never really experienced schooling Bass busting on baitfish.  

    I suppose saying head first was the wrong way to put it.  That’s just how my Dad used to always say it.  I meant that bass, in the situations I’ve always fished them, aren’t tail nippers.  I definitely still fish articulated patterns for bass — I just haven’t had them take the back hook often. 


  3. I like the Peanut Envy, Brokeback Crawdaddy, and the Dungeon for articulated bass flies.  I also tie an articulated Pats Rubber Legs type nymph with the creeper chenille I call the Articulated Slow Kid.  I tie them with mono for the connecting loop.  I haven’t  had trouble with them coming apart or breaking. I’ve tested them by yanking on them with pliers as hard as I can, and they stayed together.  The thread really digs into the thick mono, so it doesn’t budge.  

    Bass aren’t like trout, though.  They don’t strike short — they tend to take the fly head first, so a singular hook is more than enough.  The only real point of tying articulated bass flies is if you like tying articulated flies.  They might also be slightly wigglier.  

    Here’s a pic of the articulated slow kid and the slow kid herself — my cat.  


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