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#136 petegray

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet Blane Chocklett [Game Changer]...

He gave a swell presentation at the Cape Lookout Fly Fishers meeting...

the next day he did an awesome show n' tell tying demonstration...

He's a Fly Fishing Tour d' Force and his ideas and methods are monumental... Over the MOON...!

After sorting out some idea, I tried an all pheather articulated version...

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to be honest, long hackles would probably better better choice for this application but...

Blane's crafted Game Changer is a radical departure from standard procedures...

This is my second attempt at "articulation"...

I incorporated the splayed buck tail, very similar to Bob Pop's Beast... with some subtle differences...

It's probably a Game Changer Beast... quite the project... 

This would be a really good Rainy Day / Blizzard kind'a phly to tye...

I fabricated the articulated spines with the 1-Step Looper...

almost like eating popcorn while watching the Tele...

The tying process was involved and somewhat challenging but, absolutely DOABLE...

step-by-step... slowly I crept...

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Acrylic Speed Bumps... deflect the fibers much like a "spreader"...

"reverse tie" method not for me...

'been using this technique since way back in the 1900's and the Epoxy Daze... worksforme... wink.png

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The Buck Tail and phlash was full and rich and had wonderful pulsing motion in the water...

The articulated vertebra encouraged fluid movement...

The induced action should probably be banned by the Geneva Convention...wink.png

Thank's Blane Chocklett... Mr GAME CHANGER... and Bob Pop the BeastMaster...!!! 


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#137 Bimini15

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:48 PM

Very, very nice!
Is the wire doubled over and wrapped again on that last hook picture?
Those footballs you catch out there will really test the joint for you.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

Very, very nice!
Is the wire doubled over and wrapped again on that last hook picture?
Those footballs you catch out there will really test the joint for you.

re: wire segments...

I'm messing about with 240# and 180# stainless single strand  wire...

the 1-Step Looper wire forming tool seems to handle both without issue...

re: the hook loop:

the 135# multi-strand wire that's secured to the hook is nylon coated...

the mono thread will bite into the coating... heavily wrapped... NO worries...

the "connection" is a bit over-engineered as the hook will carry the load of a fighting fish...

 

articulated wire vertebra...

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ALL a work in progress...!

I will be using LARGER hooks to better act as a keel AND to help it submerge...

sofarsogood...


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#139 Bimini15

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:39 PM

I see... Articulated, but hook in the front only.
How big a hook are you talking about? You could add weight and help keel the hook with barbells tied under the shank.
Take lots of pics. You could give a class on it... ;)
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#140 petegray

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:51 PM

Another adventure into the wonderful world of Blane Chocklett [GameChanger] and BobPop [Beast]...

Mustad Signature Series Big Game 7/0, home spun vertebra formed from 225# Stainless Single Strand...

Quite the "project" and as labour intensive as anything I've done to date... NO regrets...!

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not quite certain how to finish...

was thinking' about a welded flat wing grande finale...

'slept on it...

decided to stick with buck tail and some big eyez under Bug Bond UV resin...

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#141 Bimini15

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:03 PM

A lot of these bigger flies are finished with dubbing heads

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The one in my avatar is bucktail. Reverse tied and tamed with UV

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Or this one

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:26 PM

Nice ones Bimini and Pete.

Good idea with the acrylic speed bumps Pete, less thread to build up.

I always hate building up thread.

It seems the bumps would also help to bond the stranded wire to the hook too.



#143 petegray

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:46 AM

Nice phlyz Mr Bimini...

thinking' outside the "box"...

Good stuff !

 

 

Not nothin'...

Almost somethin'...

Binford 10K Hydraulic Immersion Tank...

Blue Fish and Fire Ants need NOT apply...!

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#144 petegray

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

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on a Partridge Patriot Stinger Barbless 2/0...

Longer material un-articulated movement's not too shabby...

and much less of a construction project...

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#145 Bimini15

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:17 PM

That looks NICE in the water.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

Herring Impared on a Firehole Stick barbless 811 [size #1] w/ Devil n' Blend & BugBond... from my i-phone...

I LOVE my Norvise... a vise Like NO other...!   Norm Norlander R.I.P.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

Broad Spectrum Wrapped n' Welded Phlat Wing Stimulator...

Jvice & Jbobbin, Partridge Patriot Stinger Barbless 2/0, BugBond, Rainy Day...

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 12:39 PM

W n' W P W B S S...

on a 5/0 Partridge of Redditch Barbless Patriot Stinger hung on a Nor-vise Legacy w/ Fine Point Jawz, 3D Eyez under BugBond...

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#149 petegray

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:12 PM

Staring down the barrel...

What could possibly go wrong...?!

Standing by to stand by...

 

 

 

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