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Saltybum

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Thanks mate,

 

No I haven't. I have looked, but nothing really. The closest would probably be some ragin cravens. The mole crabs are definitely of interest though.

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Dashboard fly porn redux.....albie tutti fruity size #6, chartruse bunny strip, mono tail support, flash, Senyo Lazer Dubbing head and abdomen.

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I tied these small patterns for ditch fishing along the lagoons. Technically, these ditches and impound ponds are "fresh" water, but they do on occasion get back flow from the lagoons, so maybe "brackish." I also fish some creeks that are directly open to the Indian River Lagoon, with these same patterns, so this seems like the right place to show them.

 

First is a quick and dirty foam fly to mimic the Heddon Spook, called the Spooky. Then a synthetic (feather duster,) Clouser pattern called a Fauxclouser. And a couple of fat body Clousers. I used plastic eyes on one Clouser, and added a loop of lead wire under the fly for just a little weight. The second has bead chain eyes and a loop of lead.

 

 

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Big nor'easter headed this way, fish will be on the move a quicker. Bigger baits moving in bigger schools. Bob Popovics Jiggy Flye in some olive yellow white flash with a pink throat....about 5.1/2" long. Stripers should love it.

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Mike the fly is tied with all the materials on the top of the shank. This will make the wing ride up like in unweighted Bonefish flies. I add a tiny amount sometimes to create a throat like on this fly. Here's Bob Popovics at a local club tying a Jiggy.

 

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Mike the fly is tied with all the materials on the top of the shank. This will make the wing ride up like in unweighted Bonefish flies. I add a tiny amount sometimes to create a throat like on this fly. Here's Bob Popovics at a local club tying a Jiggy.

 

Apart from losing the fig8 wraps you need with dumbells what is the change you get with this using cones instead.

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Mike the fly is tied with all the materials on the top of the shank. This will make the wing ride up like in unweighted Bonefish flies. I add a tiny amount sometimes to create a throat like on this fly. Here's Bob Popovics at a local club tying a Jiggy.

 

Apart from losing the fig8 wraps you need with dumbells what is the change you get with this using cones instead.

The forward placement of the head at the hook eye has a "head drop" as Clousers are tyed 1/3 back. Soft lead dumbbell eyes that sometimes break where Jiggy heads are tougher can take shells and rocks (sometimes my head).

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About to try some Farrar blend and EP fibers for baitfish. Do you guys fish them on an intermediate or sinktip?

I usually fish them with a just a regular leader and floating line sometimes a very leader you can always add a few wraps of lead wire to help it sink.

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Bob Popovics Hollow Flye in white, light yellow and steel blue....3/0 long shank Gami. No flash trying something different.

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