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Member Since 05 Mar 2012
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In Topic: Snake Fly

24 July 2017 - 03:35 PM

Yep they work great on a fast sink line with short leader too.

In Topic: Pins for Wedding corsage

24 July 2017 - 03:34 PM

For some reason I'd always imagined you with a Mrs flytire. Funny how you form images of people from a small snippet of their life online.

In Topic: What are they?

23 July 2017 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for the info PT. All this entomology over my head but looks like a general midge pattern in the olive, brown will imitate a lot of different forms. Good enough for a low tech-er like me...the UV resin killed the look over the d rib so gotta do that different. I like the way it gives translucence to the bugs. The brite green translucent look is what I wanta get...

A guy on the Arkie site showed this for a good way to get what I want.


The difference with the UV resin is that you need a very very small amount. Use a fine needle tip to rub a small amount down the fly. I prefer thinned sally H for this type of fly as it is cheaper, easier and same result. 

In Topic: From the Saltwater Bench

23 July 2017 - 12:25 PM

Carl, nice pattern, and it will surely work. 


Here are a couple of my recent patterns for fishing in the surf.  Heavily weighted with 25 to 30 wraps of .020 lead wire.  I already know they work.  Last week was my first attempt with the fly rod in the surf.  I still have a lot to learn about reading the beach and surf, but I am catching a few fish, even got a Sheephead on the pearl minnow pattern. 





I like the wooly feeler crab/shrimp/buggers. 

In Topic: Easy Sculpin - And Effective!

22 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

Haha, your poor fish, having an invader in their midst.