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#1 Frank G. Swarner III

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:02 PM

Playing around with this pattern for a friend who will be using them for pike. Tied on a 2/0 Gamakatsu worm hook

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#2 mikechell

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:52 PM

Nice, slim pattern.  Looks like a good surf fly, too.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:31 PM

VERY nice.

 

Would you happen to know the model number on that Gamakatsu worm hook?


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#4 Frank G. Swarner III

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:44 PM

58412 is what I used but the original pattern calls for a DOA hook that has a little longer shank at the nose.

 

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#5 artimus001

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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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#6 Frank G. Swarner III

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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.


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#7 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:04 AM

Looking great! I think large mouth bass will like those too.


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#8 Chuck McFarlane

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:34 AM

Lovely flies Frank! I think those would work for several species of meat eaters. Fresh and salt. 



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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.

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#10 agn54

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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?



#11 tidewaterfly

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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. 



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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?

 

 

Michael

 

p.s. definitely a fly I'll be tying for smallies and large mouths.  I can even see it for stripers. 



#13 Frank G. Swarner III

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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.

 

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#14 essequamvideri

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:02 PM

I'll be give them a try.  

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

That's what's great about this place....exchanging ideas. When I went to get hooks the Gamugatsu just didn't give me enough room to tie and be confident with good hook sets so I got a few varieties to bend myself....
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