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#31 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:42 PM

Nice man! Try the ones you posted above for me and tell us how they work!!

Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


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#32 Mogup

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:48 PM

Nice TXH20man. Nothing like success on your own fly.

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 11:14 AM

A blonde, a bendback and a bendback clouser. Feedback most welcome.

Questions:

1. I really like the flashy Steve Farrar material. Anyone have ideas for how best to use it?

2. For flies calling for bucktail, I am more often tying with the above or with craft fur ... I like the way it moves in the water better. Problems?

Getting some hackle for deceivers and seducers today ... A new adventure.

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#34 thursthouse

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:23 PM

Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke... I like the flies - might be able to get away with a little less material, but I'm confident they will fish



#35 TXH20man

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 04:54 PM

Only if they walk into a bar .... ;-)



#36 Poopdeck

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 05:59 PM

I like using SF as little as I can. I like SF blend but I just feel like I'm getting ripped off when I buy it. I think you can get by with about half the material on those flies. There really is no reason to make deceivers out of SF blend unless you like blowing wads of money. The bucktail and especially the hackle will provide all the movement one desires without any hook fouling problems or having your wallet ate out.

I like using SF for brush fly bodies but hackle for the tail end of a streamer.

#37 Mogup

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:48 PM

A blonde, a bendback and a bendback clouser. Feedback most welcome.
Questions:
1. I really like the flashy Steve Farrar material. Anyone have ideas for how best to use it?
2. For flies calling for bucktail, I am more often tying with the above or with craft fur ... I like the way it moves in the water better. Problems?
Getting some hackle for deceivers and seducers today ... A new adventure.


Hey TXH20man I think you'll like this !
http://www.aswf.info...st640medlow.mov

#38 Flat Rock native

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 11:46 PM

A blonde, a bendback and a bendback clouser. Feedback most welcome.
Questions:
1. I really like the flashy Steve Farrar material. Anyone have ideas for how best to use it?
2. For flies calling for bucktail, I am more often tying with the above or with craft fur ... I like the way it moves in the water better. Problems?
Getting some hackle for deceivers and seducers today ... A new adventure.


Just curious, but do you need any hands on that tugboat? I have access to a 12 Wgt Sage with an Abel custom salt reel if you are ready to go for the biggies. How much would I need to pay to work for you? .....# ready to leave Wyoming every Winter
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#39 TXH20man

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 12:12 AM

Poopdeck, thanks for the tips. I'm still figuring this stuff out ....

 

Thanks Mogup, for the video. That's a really cool baitfish ... I may try to tie some finger mullet or menhaden on that pattern. Seems like a better use of the SF blend and not super difficult to tie. Though I'd go quite a bit smaller than 3/O for reds, snook, etc.

 

Flat Rock -- there's a pretty long line, actually. And we don't really get to anyplace a 12-wt would be useful, other than the jetties a couple of months each fall (when the really big tarpon come through). But I like the way you think ....



#40 TXH20man

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:38 PM

Things I've learned:

1. Sometimes less is more.
2. You can get more craft fur for less at the hobby store.
3. You gotta go to Amazon for clear heat shrink tubing.

Here's a Martin Shrimp fly ....

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#41 Flat Rock native

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:43 PM

Things I've learned:
1. Sometimes less is more.
2. You can get more craft fur for less at the hobby store.
3. You gotta go to Amazon for clear heat shrink tubing.
Here's a Martin Shrimp fly ....


Great job
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#42 Bimini15

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:11 PM

You can get more craft fur for less at the hobby store.


What store? I have heard this before, but I have no luck locally.
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#43 TXH20man

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:29 PM

I found some at Michaels, haven't checked JoAnn's or hobby lobby yet. Hair length of some colors not as long as the fly shop stuff, but that may not be an issue depending on what you are tying. I think it was $2.99 for a square twice the size of the hareline.

#44 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:06 PM

Could you post a pic?

Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


Why are windknots in love with me?


Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!

 

 

Find my youtube channel in the link below

 

https://www.youtube....plkVnmuDObYCLBg


#45 Bimini15

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:18 PM

I will double check. The stuff I found in the past was too short and generally not as nice as the fly shop fur.
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