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#1 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:44 PM

Something that worked well for me last season:



#2 mikechell

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:00 PM

Short and sweet ... but something tells me you make it look easier than it really is.  This is another design I don't usually try, since I'm not into catching 2 or 3 inch panfish.

 

But it sure is a pretty fly.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:16 PM

Beautiful fly, Lucian, and I think you are enticing me to buy UV resin.

 

Mike,  tie it on a size bigger hook, #6 maybe? With duck breast feathers it could be a lot bigger  or use rubber legs for hackle, as in Calcasieu Pig Boat?



#4 mikechell

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:33 PM

Maybe, but then it'd be more of a worm fly, not a spider, no?


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#5 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:40 AM

TJM,

 

UV resin, especially colored one is making wave these days. Frankly I think any colored thread coated with a little bit of transparent resin or head cement will provide the same results 



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:05 AM

 Mike, maybe, but I think it would catch bigger  sunfish.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:08 AM

Lucian, I believe you're right and it's really not much different than coating in enamel or head cement as far effect. But it looks to be easier and possibly more durable. If only it didn't cost so much.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:54 AM

Short and sweet ... but something tells me you make it look easier than it really is.  This is another design I don't usually try, since I'm not into catching 2 or 3 inch panfish.

 

But it sure is a pretty fly.

North Country Spiders were not designed to catch 2-3 inch panfish, there were created to catch trout and grayling, sizes measured in pounds and tens of inches.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:11 AM

 

Short and sweet ... but something tells me you make it look easier than it really is.  This is another design I don't usually try, since I'm not into catching 2 or 3 inch panfish.

 

But it sure is a pretty fly.

North Country Spiders were not designed to catch 2-3 inch panfish, there were created to catch trout and grayling, sizes measured in pounds and tens of inches.

 

Um ... duh?  I know what they're designed for.  I also know there are no trout or grayling in Florida.  Hence, when I tie on a tiny little fly, I get tiny little fish.


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#10 FIN-ITE 34

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:43 AM

 Not a trout or grayling.

 

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Spiders are among the best patterns of all to try for different species. I love small dark spiders for roach, rudd and dace. That said, brighter colours are also great fly patterns for bluegills, crappies and other US “panfish”!

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:13 AM

Neat tie.  Did you get the UV resin already dyed that color or did you just dye some clear resin?



#12 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:56 PM

that is ready dyed in different colors :)



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:40 PM

that is ready dyed in different colors :)

Is that the stuff flybox is selling in UK? Can see a great use for the gap in treble hooks when using free swinging cones.
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#14 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:39 AM

There are lot of brands from Europe. Deer Creek, Gulff, Troutline,  Funky Flytying and many others. I use Troutline 



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

Great video. It is a great example of rotary vise tying. And a really nice fly. Thanks Lucian