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October Flies From The Vise


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#46 TIER

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:56 PM

Okay you guys are weird.


Person: "The world's on fire!"

Me: "Well, the lake isn't, so what's the problem?"

A bad pun by James (TIER) Fox

 

 


#47 mikechell

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:39 PM

You're 13?  You'd be running up and down that beach like a cat after a laser pointer.  If you don't know how a cat chases a laser pointer, look it up on YouTube.


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#48 mikechell

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:23 AM

Since I'm definitely not keeping fish these days, I see no reason to avoid Gar.  I know the gar in the St. Johns River get to 5 or 6 feet long.  So I tied up some gar flies to chase them with the 8 weight Steve made me a few years ago.

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#49 Meeshka

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:42 AM

Mike,

When I was about 6 or so I would comb the beach looking for nylon rope.  we would unwind it and tie it to insulated wire then pull out the wire.  Tube flies before they became popular!



#50 SILKHDH

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:54 AM

Since I'm definitely not keeping fish these days, I see no reason to avoid Gar.  I know the gar in the St. Johns River get to 5 or 6 feet long.  So I tied up some gar flies to chase them with the 8 weight Steve made me a few years ago.

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Mike, I have done this adventure. If you haven't before, the one bit of advise I can give you is to NOT yank when you see the gar hit. Let him munch on it a couple seconds before you put pressure on the gar. It allows the fish to get tangled which is the key to catching them on this type of lure. Also, removing the fly after you catch one can be a chore. Close to a nightmare actually. Be careful! They make a gadget called a  "Gar Jack" . Google it. After you catch one or two big ones, you'll wish you had one. I made mine myself.  Just a piece of wood with some holes in it it and a stick will do the job. Good luck!  It's fun and exciting sight fishing. I liked it a lot. 



#51 mikechell

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:36 AM

Thank you Meeshka and Silk.  I tried it Saturday for a couple of hours.  Didn't get a single hit.  Nor did I get hits on anything else I tried, except one 'Gill.  So, I'm blaming the conditions, not the fishing.  I don't like fishing near a full moon, as I think the fish are feeding all night long, not as willing to hit in the daylight.

 

Whatever the reason, no luck.  I'll be trying it again next weekend !!!


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#52 TheCream

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:12 PM

Size 18 starling soft hackle

 

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:47 PM

Size 18 starling soft hackle

 

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Nice looking fly- what material did you use for the body?


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:09 PM

 

Size 18 starling soft hackle

 

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Nice looking fly- what material did you use for the body?

 

 

Olive/brown micro tubing wrapped over yellow UTC 70 thread.



#55 TheCream

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:16 AM

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 06:27 AM

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:38 PM

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Been busy with flyhooks.org lately, but had to throw together something over the weekend to keep filling up next years box: The Variegated Sun Fly, Kelson & Pryce-Tannatt version: http://flypattern.or...ch?s=variegated



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:13 AM

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Blacknosed Dace

 

Hook - Mustad #3665A, #9575 or #38941, sizes 4 through 12 (size 8 pictured)

Thread - Black

Tag - Red yarn, very short (red antron yarn pictured)

Body - Flat silver tinsel

Wing - (Lower Third) - Polar bear; (Middle Third) - Black bear; (Top Third) - Brown bucktail


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#60 flytire

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 02:58 PM

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Thin Mint Woolly Bugger

 

Hook – Nymph/streamer style

Bead – Tungsten

Thread – Black

Tail – Olive, brown and black marabou; pearl krystal flash

Ribbing – Pearl krystal flash and copper wire

Body – Peacock herl

Hackle - Brown


Some of the worst car accidents happen on the showroom floor