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#31 islander727

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

 

 

 

Share some pics fellow swappers of your ties!

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Islander could you post a SBS?

 

In different colors, though?  Since those colors suck.

 

I'll get on it.  Unfortunately,  Mike, that's the only one I own.   Sorry.  You may substitute a color of your own choosing.



#32 Saltybum

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:33 AM

You mean a real snook tie with the correct black stripe colors?

 

 

 

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#33 mikechell

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:13 PM

Now, THERE'S a snook tie I can get into.


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#34 vicente

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:49 PM

Salty if you choose to Send those instead of flys I will not complain.

#35 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:00 PM

How is everyones flies coming along?

 

I'd share some pics but they are in the mail plus I'm pretty sure everyone knows what a Schminnow looks like


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#36 vicente

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:54 PM

Well I was going to go pick up hooks a few days ago but I was 10 minutes late to make the shop.

#37 Saltybum

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:36 AM

Sorry vicente...I decided to sit out this tie swap. Or was it fly swap.


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#38 vicrider

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:54 PM

If it's a tie swap I've got to sit this one out. Last time I wore one was in 1972 at my wedding. And I wore a brown polyster leisure suit to go with it. I did wear a bow tie with a tux at my daughter's wedding. Wore the tux to my job on the permit office for MN/dot and made it a point to get as many of the walk in customers as I could. Pretty much shocked look when I walked with my pink shirted tux and cummerbund. And not all that many generations ago the proper fly caster had his jacket and tie, or at least a corduroy shirt, tweed jacket and pipe.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:27 PM

Questions...Since I don't live on the beach I am totally ignorant on this fish.  How deep of water do you fish for these?   Do you need some weight on the fly?  Do some use articulated flies?  I have an idea on what I am would like to tie but it depends on the answers I get back on my questions! 



#40 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:47 PM

Usually pretty shallow. The heaviest I would use is small lead, but mono and med-beadchain are my favorites

 

Don't use articulated, I mean it may work but for a snook swap I would stay away from that..

 

Usually inches to a couple feet. Really for fly no more than 5 feet tops, 

 

hope this helps


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#41 Saltybum

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:18 PM

East coast of Florida has deep inlets where they hang much deeper 8-15ft and in the surf where troughs can be 4-5 feet deep.

West coast snook flies are usually quite small ( 1-3" ) and on the east coast when the mullet run starts usually in Sept. much larger mullet imitations ( 6-8" ) are preferred. Shrimp are always a choice snook bait as well.


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#42 islander727

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:29 PM

Questions...Since I don't live on the beach I am totally ignorant on this fish.  How deep of water do you fish for these?   Do you need some weight on the fly?  Do some use articulated flies?  I have an idea on what I am would like to tie but it depends on the answers I get back on my questions! 

Tie it!

 

On the beach, a drop of xink or a few turns of lead substitute.

In the bay, bead chain to lead.  

I tied up a couple articulated, but haven't fished them.  They'll work.

 

Like I said, tie it!  I'll fish it!



#43 fshng2

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:43 AM

After researching, I found an article written by an avid Florida Snook fisherman.
His all time favorite live baitfish to use is a Scaled Sardine (Harengula Jaguana).
Jim I sent out my take on a Scaled Sardine today.
PS LMB approved.

#44 vicrider

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:42 PM

Well, I finished them and as usual with an aggravation self induced that makes me mad to send them but with 5 grandkids here for another month I just don't have time to retie. What happened was I finished 6 of the 8, ran out of one material. Because of the way I was tying the bead chain flies I could tie the last couple up to the point I could order and wait for material. Well, it's not the same type of wrap and I like it more than the run of material I used up and ran out of of. I believe either fly will fish but thought I was ordering a match and didn't get it. Should have more time to tie when the kids all go to VBS but I'm not a morning person anymore and have been running into a lot of allergy drippy nose crap. Life goes on and now to figure out what kind of creature bait I can tie for bass. As least the new trout water choice is fairly easy for me since I have a special spot for the first trout fly I ever caught fish on.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:16 AM

In the mail.


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