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#1 flytire

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 05:48 PM

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Fly tyers sure do have a way at making things complicated

 

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#2 fshng2

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:06 PM

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#4 FishnPhil

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:18 PM

After tying those 8 - 1/0 flies, size 16 seemed so small.

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#5 Capt Bob LeMay

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:48 AM

fshng2 -that's a great pair of back country baitfish flies... The only thing I'd consider changing are the eyes... Get a look at what are called in catalogs - "plastic doll eyes".  You clip off the plastic stems then glue and clamp them in place until setup.  Here's a pic or two of what I use (believe Puglisi uses these as well...)... 

 

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finger mullets 

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feather mullet (Seaducer variation)

 

They have the added benefit of adding a bit of profile to a baitfish pattern and are very, very durable.... compared to all the holographic or other decal based eyes... 

 

Hope this helps...


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#6 vicente

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:52 AM

Stimulater variant ftd dubbing for the body.

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#7 Mike West

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:33 PM

Capt. Bob,
Really like them 1st ones...those will catch any fish that swims and eats other fish.

Body is made with a dubbing loop of craft fur. Allen B200 #10
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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:43 AM

Replacing what was taxed from me in TN over the weekend.

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:58 AM

fshng2 -that's a great pair of back country baitfish flies... The only thing I'd consider changing are the eyes... Get a look at what are called in catalogs - "plastic doll eyes".  You clip off the plastic stems then glue and clamp them in place until setup.  Here's a pic or two of what I use (believe Puglisi uses these as well...)... 

 

6QmgXaM.jpg

finger mullets 

0yQApBO.jpg

feather mullet (Seaducer variation)

 

They have the added benefit of adding a bit of profile to a baitfish pattern and are very, very durable.... compared to all the holographic or other decal based eyes... 

 

Hope this helps...

 

Thanks Capt Bob & Mike.... yea I like using tab eyes because they are easy to attach, and are very durable.

I use 8# test mono for thread over the tab and apply enough pressure to really bite into the tab so they stay put for the life of the fly.

I bought some plastic doll eyes a few months ago and have yet to try them.

What glue do you use to attach them, and how do you clamp them till dry?



#10 Capt Bob LeMay

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

Here's the drill I came up with back when I was still tying commercially... There's an arrow makers glue called Fletch-Tite (for gluing feathers onto arrows) that comes in a handy tube with the perfect applicator for placing a single dot of glue where it's wanted.  I buy mine at my local Bass Pro shop... 

 

Place that dot of glue where you want it then use a clothes pin or mini clamp (I use Irwin mini clamps) to secure the one side's eye exactly where you want it...  wait five minutes until the glue is properly set - then do the other side and clamp it... I generally work up a half dozen or so bugs before adding eyes... This routine will provide very secure - in fact the eyes are usually still in place when the tail of the fly has been chewed off.  The Fletch-Tite secures to every material, natural or synthetic that we've used it on - usually with a minimum of un-needed extra glue due to the small applicator... 

 

Hope this helps.  The fish where I'm guiding are very hard on flies (and everything else - mother nature doesn't fool around in the salt or brackish areas of the Everglades...).  Here's a pic of my "office"...

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:13 PM

Captain Bob, It's hard to tell who's winning in that photo. We have some big fish up here but nothing like that.



#12 vicente

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:12 PM

Fletch tight is great stuff not cheap, but holds super well.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:49 PM

Capt Bob looks like you were having an Office Visit from one of your clients (or a wrestling match).

Thanks for the info Capt and Vicente... just ordered some Fletch-Tight.

What is the dry time?



#14 mikechell

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:16 PM

Gorilla Glue has a new, clear formula.  Anyone tried it, yet?


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#15 Capt Bob LeMay

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:30 AM

I've used new flies the day after they were glued up - and I find that each fly is ready to package an hour after the eyes were secured - no problem at all... 


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