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Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:02 PM
Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:52 PM
Nice, slim pattern. Looks like a good surf fly, too.
Barbed hooks rule!
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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:31 PM
Would you happen to know the model number on that Gamakatsu worm hook?
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Posted 15 June 2015 - 03:13 PM
great looking flies. worm hooks are now on a shopping list. what did you use for hair and flash?
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:36 AM
I didn't have what the pattern recipe calls for so I used Bucktail for the base then angel hair flash in between the layers of feathers.
Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:04 AM
Looking great! I think large mouth bass will like those too.
I've got a few folders with photos of flies, these get more updates than my videos:
Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:34 AM
Lovely flies Frank! I think those would work for several species of meat eaters. Fresh and salt.
Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:33 AM
Frank, those are great! Chris has some other really good patterns on his website that can be adopted for other types of fishing.
VMC makes a hook similar to that DOA hook mentioned. I suspect the DOA hook may be this VMC hook relabeled.
Model # 6319, and it does have a longer front section that's easier to tie on.
Here's a fly I've tied with the VMC hook.
Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:37 AM
Awesome flies! those would kill on the flats for snook and reds.
Tidewater, that is a killer one as well. Would you mind sharing the recipe?
Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:08 AM
It's very easy. I used clear mono thread. The body wrapped along the hook is Diamond braid or similar. The white belly hair is fox, I believe from the tip of the tail, the back hair is a small clump of dyed olive bucktail over some natural tan coyote tail hair. The bucktail was some finer hair from the back side of the tail.
The pink is a small clump I stripped from the base of a saddle hackle. (hot pink, ala Henry Cowen's flies)
There's some Polar Flash down each side, pearl I think.
The eyes were some 3-D I had, not sure what size.
The head on this fly was unfinished when I took the pic. It was to be epoxied later. Liquid Fusion or similar would work too.
This hook is either a 1/0 or 2/0, not sure. That should make the fly about 3 1/2" to 4" long.
Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:58 AM
Question for both you guys,
Do you find any need to add a bit of weight to the hook to keep it riding in the upright position or do you find it rides well without it?
p.s. definitely a fly I'll be tying for smallies and large mouths. I can even see it for stripers.
Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:47 PM
It rode true in the swim tank but that is not a real world test with current pushing on the side. These are for a friend who will be casting and stripping them in pike. I'm sure a little added wouldn't hurt when fishing in current.
Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:55 PM