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#1 flytire

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 08:30 AM

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reference - instagram photo (i did not tie this)


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#2 Rocco

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:11 AM

I used to see minnows like that out of the Cayahoga River -- between fires. 

 

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#3 Philly

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 12:21 PM

I bet that's fun to cast when it gets wet.  Looks like the tyer used strips of mop pieces to tie it.  I'd like to know how he/she kept them together.  best I can do is one about 3 /12" long.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 12:24 PM

I could probably build a custom 15wt for that fly lol


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#5 vicente

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 12:58 PM

Just get it wet and cast it with a spinning rod, bet it's got great action.

#6 The Mad Duck

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 01:07 PM

Dang, thats a bunch of mop fingers and time spent!


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#7 RickZieger

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 04:16 PM

My guess is that the tier tied it in the middle and let the ends stick up.  Might have cut the strands in half first.

Interesting effect.

 

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:03 PM

Whoa sir. That is pretty cool lol.


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#9 Lesg

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 01:44 PM

and after a day on the stream you can wipe your car down before it dries.



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Posted 31 July 2019 - 01:57 PM

That's actually used, tied to an anchor rope, as a "sea anchor".

 

Nobody has mentioned it ... but I like the "eye" attached to the set screw on the clamp jaws.


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

wet sock filled with sand