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#1 Saltybum

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

I think it would be great to have our own section of just flies for the salt. If it gets going maybe we could get it pinned.

If you agree start posting your work here. Old or new.

 

Here's a couple of my recent ties.

Haven't tossed the pinfish yet but the marabou mud minnow looks pretty good in the water. It has brass eyes under the plastic ones to help keep it hook up.

 

 

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#2 kimjensen

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:23 PM

Great idea!
Here's some of my saltwater flies.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:02 PM

I'm no expert on what works, but here are some of my efforts:

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

SaltyBum

Those are gorgeous flies, but suggest you clean off your bodkin (for appearances sake).


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:49 AM

I still haven't figured out how to post pics on here from an iPhone is it even possible? What does everyone use to post pics on this forum?

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:36 AM

But, I don't have a separate bench for tying salt water flies.  

I suppose I can clean off the trout fly bench ... but I might want to tie trout flies.

I can't clean off the bass fly bench, or the Sunfish fly bench, because I currently tie mostly those kinds of flies.

Since there aren't any carp here ... like trout ... I could clean off the carp fly bench.

But, one thing is for sure ... with a bass fly bench, a sunfish fly bench, a carp fly bench and a trout fly bench, I don't have room to set up another bench for salt water flies.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:46 AM

I still haven't figured out how to post pics on here from an iPhone is it even possible? What does everyone use to post pics on this forum?

I browse to the bottom of the page and select full version and in the text field click more posting options and in the bottom there's an attach file window. I use Android device. Sometimes I'll just add from my computer, but when I use my phone, this is how I do it.
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:04 AM

I still haven't figured out how to post pics on here from an iPhone is it even possible? What does everyone use to post pics on this forum?



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#9 Saltybum

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:18 PM

In anticipation of an upcoming trip to the keys I tied a few shrimpy things for bonefish. Mostly #4-6 hooks.

 

 

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#10 atxdiscgolfer

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

Some Redfish Crack flys

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#11 Saltybum

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:56 AM

FlaFly, thanks for the compliment and I cleaned my bodkin for future photos. Looking like the first low of the year is building right off my coast. WInds and seas are picking up so it looks to be a good time to pull the vice out.

 

Keep the flies coming, It's great inspiration to tie.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

Just thought I would share.

While TS Arthur was churning off our coast last week before heading north I decided to try tying a couple "Pole Dance" poppers.

A bit of trial and error on the proper hook weight to get a decent side to side action. Fair, but I guess it was okay because I lost the green one to a fish this morning. A couple big boils and slurp, gone! Dang!!! I did catch a small sea trout on the purple one though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

beautiful flies!  How did you do the heads? are they pre-shaped?



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for the compliment.

 

These stared as regular no. 4 Wapsi heads that I sliced with a razor knife and turned around on the hook after a little cupping with sandpaper. A dremel would be easier for the cupping. The slicing is tricky and the ones below show a cut that should have been a bit more acute in angle. I used silver solder wire wrapped around the hook for weight and only a bit of glue towards the head which allowed me to unwrap it and break it off a bit at a time as I fished it to try to achieve better action. Without any weight added to the hook they were just plain old poppers. I think getting the tail down in the water is the key to the zig zag action.They did cast pretty well on my 8wt. 70ft wasn't too hard. Hope this helps.

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:19 PM

Nice flies Saltybum, did you use Polar Fiber, Krystal Flash, and Flashabou on the purple 1