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#16 terrymiller1973

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:34 AM

Kirk what part of the Frankenstein fish are the reds tearing up, are they tearing the fish apart or what is happening with them.

#17 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

Kirk what part of the Frankenstein fish are the reds tearing up, are they tearing the fish apart or what is happening with them.


The mid and tail sections stay together and screw eyes in the head are pulling out with foam attached; so, the glue isn't coming out, it is the foam that is pulling apart. I'm going to make some with balsa heads with the mid and tail sections made in foam. I've got some other stuff on the drawing board right now that I'm working on so it may be a few weeks before I can resume my work on the redfish Franken Fish.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Ill add to this! Some crease flys and foam poppers!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:04 PM

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#20 Simon Lidster

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:07 PM

Stripped quill Parachutes with foam thorax/hackle support.

As per Mortel Oelander, the thread makes a fine groove horizontally in the foam so the hackle sits absolutely flat. The foam above the hackle locks it in place, and is trimmed at the base of the wing, so the only visible foam is the underside of the thorax.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

Here's my entry and my first upload to this site. It's a hex pattern that I tied recently.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:55 AM

Hello

Ill add a cicada and some crayolas.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:24 AM

Here is my diving crippled minnow, along with a couple of others I do, including an extended body blue damsel fly.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:52 PM

I have rarely tied with foam (used to be a bit of an anti-foam snob actually) but I really enjoyed playing around with it to create these bluegill crickets for the bluegill swap club:
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:08 PM

Bream diver made with "spider" body impaled on to hook eye.
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Simple foam cylinder bass bug - killer!
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Kirk have you tried the Foam Cylinder bug for bluegill?

Also, with the spider body bug, what hook are you using? Also how does it swim?

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#27 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Kirk have you tried the Foam Cylinder bug for bluegill?

Also, with the spider body bug, what hook are you using? Also how does it swim?

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Evan, I've used foam cylinders for bream bugs and they work fine but I prefer the square faced ones like I have pictured, they "pop" better than the tiny round cylinders.

The spider diver minnow dips down and if you give it short strips, you can keep it under. It does not have any built in wobble like a crank bait though but it is still effective and easy to tie. The hook is a Mustad 3366 #10 or #8.
Just tie in a tail of hair or marabou or tuft of rabbit, wrap some cactus chenille around the shank, trip the top flat and stick the body on to the hook eye (after pre-poking a hole with a needle). Put some thick super glue or your favorite adhesive on top the flat top and hold the spider body down. No need to tie it, if stays just fine.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:37 PM


Kirk have you tried the Foam Cylinder bug for bluegill?

Also, with the spider body bug, what hook are you using? Also how does it swim?

Thanks.


Evan, I've used foam cylinders for bream bugs and they work fine but I prefer the square faced ones like I have pictured, they "pop" better than the tiny round cylinders.

The spider diver minnow dips down and if you give it short strips, you can keep it under. It does not have any built in wobble like a crank bait though but it is still effective and easy to tie. The hook is a Mustad 3366 #10 or #8.
Just tie in a tail of hair or marabou or tuft of rabbit, wrap some cactus chenille around the shank, trip the top flat and stick the body on to the hook eye (after pre-poking a hole with a needle). Put some thick super glue or your favorite adhesive on top the flat top and hold the spider body down. No need to tie it, if stays just fine.

Kirk

Thanks a bunch Kirk.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:25 PM

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:34 AM

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