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#16 Saltybum

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

atxdiscgolfer, here's some photos of the materials used. The pink stuff (can't remember what is exactly) went first then the chorosome, it looks purple from underneath a light. Then hackles and topped with that hair from the dollar store. Panama Red shared some of red stuff and other colors with me that I used for the collar. Can't remember what is but I think it came from a fabric store.Neat stuff. I opted for the red instead of purple for a contrasting color. The silver solder is what I wrapped the hook with, untied with minimal glue so as to remove as needed and it is needed to give the right action which I have not quite got yet. Initially I had too much wire on it and even though it popped the surface at rest it was just under the surface. The hook is Mustad Cs68 2/0

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#17 atxdiscgolfer

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

Love it, basically everything from the dollar store and it looks awesome and produces. i feel like a fool now for buying that $8 Blue Crab EP streamer brush this past weekend

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

Jack Gartside was well know for using all kinds of interesting non fly shop materials for some of his creations. I just used a little along with the other.

I just wish I hadn't given the green one to a fish so quickly. I guess my angling skills need some work now too.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

If that pink 'hair' is very shiny and smooth then I have some of that lying about. Blue stuff too. Its good for winging as its quite translucent in individual strands.
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#20 atxdiscgolfer

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:59 PM

Mojo Mullet- not perfect but im thinking it may work

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

Ghost hair baitfish. Top wing is ice wing.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

White EP baitfish with 4mm red eyes and UV coated head.

 

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:55 AM

Awesome baitfish Kim.  I especially like the ghost hair one.

 

Here is a foam head diver I am experimenting with.  I'm hoping the the trout dig it.  I still need to test it to  see the action.  I basically copied the head from a freshwater diver I saw on the internet somewhere

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

Andy, I really like the looks of that one. So many ideas to steal, so little time.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:44 AM

Thank you agn54. Just got some more EP colors smile.png

 

That Is a big ass fly you got there. What size hook is that? ohmy.png


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:21 AM

It's a #2 Allen bass bug hook.  They are huge for a size 2



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:43 AM

Nice. I'm fearing if the trout can gape over the hook smile.png


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

The fall mullet run will be starting down the beaches next month so I'll be tying a few bait fish in anticipation. The smaller ones work well for reds and trout on the flats too.

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#29 kimjensen

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

First serious try with EP fibers.

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#30 saltydancindave

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:01 PM

Trying to get the elbow ligaments back in form tying some flies for a saltwater swap about 10 years after being in one & realized they're not all exactly identical, so seem to have lost that commercial tying expertise even though never tied commercially. No doubt they'll still catch fish & need more physical therapy....even if these won't be sent in.

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