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First Attempt at Hangtimes


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#1 WVUontheFLY

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:13 AM

I decided to try my luck at tying the famous hangtime to see how I might do tying some hollow buck tail flies. I feel like they are a little too large in profile but I figure they will still fish for some musky and bass. Also I only have the purple grizzly hackle for now so I had to think of some color combos that would work together. Any critiques and suggestions are welcome.

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:35 AM

You are right, they are a bit bulky but I still like them. I actually like the first one the best. The one without the fish skull. Looks like something happened to turn them opaque or it's just the photograph. Try coating them with some UV resin or some Sally Hansens to see if that will restore the translucency.
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:30 AM

It was the adhesive I used. Super glue will turn them that way. I keep wanting to get some uv but then my cheapskateness kicks in. To reduce the bulk would i just need to make more wraps in front of the each reverse tie, use less hair or both? I only used about 3/4 a pencil diameter on each layer for these two



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

Those are SWEET !!!
I am sure they'll live up to the name, and hang in the water column for a long time.  Nice "dead stick" fly, sure to get attacked by any predator in the area.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 05:48 PM

I like the last one better. It looks like it will move a little better.

 

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#6 Tim Shovel

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 08:55 PM

Nice flies, bet they'd catch fish, I especially like the second fly.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:18 PM

What are you planning on fishing them for?

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:22 PM

I plan on fishing these for musky, northern pike, tiger musky, largemouth, smallmouth, and stripers on some of the local streams and rivers near me. If any other fish decide to take a bite I sure won't mind haha.



#9 Tim Shovel

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:54 PM

Nice, lucky for you to have tiger musky. Good luck, might use a few for bass and pikein my lake.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:07 AM

The tigers aren't really that plentiful, but there are a few locations that have been stocked within WV so I can try and go after them, same thing goes with pike. But bass are every where I may go so hopefully I will get some nice bonus bass when fishing for the toothy beasties



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:39 AM

Oh, good luck with the tigers, again nice flies.

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:04 AM

Nice work...I just started tying hang times about a week ago for bass and musky. I am too cheap to buy UV glue, as well. I think I may like it here ;)