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16 hours ago, WadeMade1 said:

Hello all. Craig "Sam" Blevins was my father and created the Sam's One Bug back in the early 80's. 

Tied a few thousand since then and continue to work on improving the design and color schemes.

His classic Yellow and orange fly continues to be one of the most productive patterns I've fished in warm water. I use the 1/4" foam cylinders from WAPSI.

Here are a few I have tied recently.

Bets Regards,

Wade B.

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Nice ties and Welcome!

Kim

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Skinny Minnies (generic fly rod wigglers)

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Diving bill snipped from a Costco orange juice bottle, roughed up with sand paper and CA glued to closed cell EVA foam.  Adorned as you like it. Tungsten bead in front of a shelled hook, with snell going through a hole in the diving bill makes it wobble considerably.  A hole low down on the bill makes it dive deeply and vibrate.  A hole high up on the bill wobbles wider and slower but doesn't dive as aggressively.  The weight of the bead effects action and dive.

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Nice.   I've never had much luck with divers, wiggle bugs.  Main problem was getting them to dive in still water with a floating line.  They would dive in a current but half the time they ended up twisting rather than running and wiggling.  Did have some luck with them with an intermediate or sinking line.   I've got about a 1/2 dozen to tie up for a Canadian trip which is looking less likely.  Plan to use a piece of a worm weight on the bottom of the shank just behind the hook eye to get the bill to sit under the water.  Not sure a bead would work on the style I'm tying,.. The bead is a good idea. 

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On 7/18/2021 at 10:32 PM, flymanaj said:

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Gosh! I love this one! What is the head? What are your legs? I appreciate you posting it!

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On 6/13/2020 at 6:28 AM, caloosa bug said:

Here’s a few poppers.

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OUTSTANDING ties! I'm not to that point yet! many tight lines! I'm sure you will with these!

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Those small poppers would work well on baby tarpon and snook in the backcountry… Very well done!

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On 8/8/2021 at 1:49 PM, Charlie1947 said:

Gosh! I love this one! What is the head? What are your legs? I appreciate you posting it!

All of these heads are craft foam. The first five are white craft foam marshmallows that have been turned to shape and airbrushed or paint dipped. The last one is different colors of craft foam sheets glued together and turned to shape. Glad you like it.

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On 2/19/2020 at 9:43 AM, flytire said:

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What diameter are these? I think they are awesome! Your painting skills are awesome! What kind of sprayer did you use!

Thanks for your time!

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