My Mickey Finns are more trolling flies, but you can cast them if you're throwing an 7/8 weight.
Jump to content
FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!
If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account
|Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)|
|Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes|
Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:24 PM
I ... am ... confused.
Nothing you did on that fly is actually IN the video.
Every move you made is hidden behind the disc. I also can't imagine actually fishing that. The size of that disc has got to make the whole thing spin like a top.
I, normally, like your videos. This one ... not a fan.
Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:45 AM
Yeah, it isn't for everyone, and it isn't meant for casting. My clients keep buying them, so I keep making them. It isn't any harder to fish than any huge saltwater fly. Remember I'm not a fly fisherman, so I don't hold to any convention of what a "fly" should look like or how it "should" function.
I should have used the 24mm lens instead of the 50mm lens. I figure getting in closer would make it easier to see, but not really. My fly tying desk in up against a wall, so it's hard to get that 90 degree, perpendicular view. Still I needed to get another video out this week, and let the client know that his order was on my desk at the moment. 35mm lens would be better. I wonder if I should throw my 70mm Canon FD lens on and use the macro function for a good close up.
Keep in mind that this lure--lure is a far more appropriate label--appeals greatly to crappie and bass fishermen who use lipped crank baits all the time. They look at a typical streamer with the same distrust that you look at this fly. They think, "That thing doesn't impart any kind of action or sound, I couldn't imagine fishing with that. The lack of a lip has to make it move in a total straight line. No fish is going to bite that!"
Different culture, man. Different culture.
Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:53 AM
Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:44 AM
I've been able to cast it with a 7 wt. 8 or 9 wt would be better, basically saltwater territory. Lots of wind resistance, like epic. Again not a problem with traditional spinning gear and such that cast big lipped, wind resistant crankbaits all the time.
Yeah, I hate this camera angle as well. My desk is right up again a wall. Can't get a perpendicular view, but I may be able to get a better view around the other side with the 70-210mm lens set to macro. Since I have to make a set of pink and purple trolling flies for the same client, I'll try to reshoot the video next week. The angle around the other side should prove a good bit better.
On other thing This disc isn't any different than the weighted discs that tube fly fishermen use:
Way more out there than what we're used to.