Jump to content

 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com

FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes

Saltwater Patterns

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 wahl.flies


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 50 posts

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:09 PM

Hello all, i was just wondering what everyone thought of my patterne? I live in Florida and fish mostly for Redfish and Speckled Trout, and these are the patterns i tie the most. ***Sorry about the lighting***
user posted image

user posted image

Tell me what you think? Sorry about the light i will fix that next pictures wallbash.gif

#2 DFix


    New and improved, guaranteed to handle 3.4 gigs of translation per minute!

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,411 posts

Posted 17 March 2005 - 09:24 AM

Nice enough. Good blends of color. Good balance of proportion on hook.

Taper tails instead of stopping them square and flat. There are no square surfaces in nature.

Open the bellies on both. Reposition your body work with the belly dead against the hook shank so the epoxy doesn't shut down the gape. Move the eyes back a touch on the sand lance. Can't tell if you added a couple strands flash.

#3 luvinbluegills


    And before he rested on the seventh day...he created the bluegill!

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,329 posts

Posted 23 March 2005 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (DFix @ Mar 17 2005, 09:24 AM)

Taper tails instead of stopping them square and flat. There are no square surfaces in nature.

You haven't seen me without a hat on! wink.gif

Neat flies Wahl!
~Only be concerned with that which lasts, then go deep into the backing!
Adventures with Fish!

#4 Flies & Photos

Flies & Photos

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 157 posts

Posted 02 July 2005 - 02:45 PM

Let's see'em with better lighting.

Tie for others as you would tie for yourself.

#5 Fla. Panfisher

Fla. Panfisher

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 53 posts

Posted 16 July 2005 - 07:40 AM

the second would make a nice mullet with a little trimming, where in fla are ya? me orlando, and nsb.

#6 TroutBum


    Father Time is my brother

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 5,047 posts

Posted 22 July 2005 - 10:31 PM

Nice flies, I agree with Dave to taper the tails instead of squared off. I don't use epoxy on any of my saltwater flies, too messy and I don't believe that it's necessary except on flies for toothy critters. My fly box is boring, only Clousers in chartreuse/white. laugh.gif
Some drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
IPB Image
IPB Image