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  1. Thanks for the nice comments. I first tied this fly several years ago, but never fished it. I stuck it in my display case for when I tie at conclaves. Earlier this month, at Southern Council Conclave, one of my friends was looking at the case and said "I really like this fly. What's it called?", to which I replied, "I don't know, and I've never fished it." He said I should, so curiosity got the better of me, and I took it out about a week ago. The fish wouldn't leave it alone. The bass and big bluegill weren't overly excited about the other flies I normally use in this location, but were crazy about the Xtractor. I thought it might just be that one day, so I went out again on another day to another location and it was the same story. I guess I should listen to my friends more often.
  2. Same thing here I have been trying to do the same thing, and haven't been able to find my new pattern (Marsh Minnow) that I posted in the saltwater forum. It is in the database however. Thanks , Dirk Burton
  3. Another New Pattern. I too thought this would show up in the saltwater area.What's up with that? I checked the saltwater forum box when I posted it. Please refer to database. It's called the "Marsh Minnow". thanks, Dirk Burton
  4. Thanks for the nice comments. I think it will catch redfish too. I need to get to the coast soon, if the rains would stop for a few days.
  5. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by kayakflyfisher: Hiawatha
  6. :wallbash: Phishing, and I fell for it. Never, never click on a link in an email. It did look authentic though. I got the same email notification of the PM this morning. Unfortunately I think I put my email in the third or fourth time after I was "locked out for repeated attempts to log in" . I have subsequently changed my password, but I don't know what they are doing with my email at this point. Perhaps someone who knows more can chime in.
  7. Tussle Bug. http://www.loup-garou.net/tussle.html Don't have any pictures with a bluegill, but here's a bass that ate one.
  8. Dats where it got its name cher!!! I wuz wundrin if all ya'll would unerstand a little coon a$$ humor.
  9. There are a couple of tricks to getting the legs right. First take a length of centipede legs and cut it into three equal sections. Take the first section and tie it in on top of the hook shank using fairly loose figure eight wraps. After it is secure put in one or two tight ones. This section of legs should resemble a wing on an airplane when done right. Next a couple of wraps around the hook shank just forward of the wing. Slip the next leg section in on the far side of the shank under the thread hanging down. Secure with another wrap or two. Slip the last section in under the thread on the far side of the shank and bring them over the top of the fly to your side. Make another wrap over the legs, then a few more in front of the legs. Pull on the legs for your final adjustments. When you like how they are situated, place a drop of head cement on top of them to hold them in place. Now you can palmer your peacock herl in, but you still need to make sure not to change the direction the legs are splayed in. Dirk
  10. Thanks for the kind words about the flies. I use my kayak primarily in the south Louisiana marshes. In fresh water I like to use my canoe. The kayak is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140. It's got the anglers package with a Scotty rod holder. I keep a dry storage bag in the tank well inside a file crate. I put a soft sided cooler in the fore hatch. The only real rigging that I have done is with the anchor system.I ditched the anchor that came with it, because we need two down here because of the wind. I went to West Marine and got some jam cleats and riveted one on either side of the boat on top of the gunnels about even with my thighs when I am sitting in the boat. I bought some 1/4 inch rigging line for a sail boat (it is more stiff than most ropes and is woven so it gets fewer kinks) and two pulleys while I was at W. M. . I clipped the pulleys with some stainless steel shackles to the plastic grommets standard to the Tarpon on either side of the boat near the jam cleats. I clipped some cheap aluminum caribiners fore and aft to the carry handles for the kayak. I use 5 lb. rubber coated dumbells for my anchors. Run one line through one pulley and out through the caribiner fore and repeat for aft. When you want to anchor, just pull the rope up out of the jam cleats and let your anchors drop slowly to the bottom. Replace the line in the jam cleat and you are set. I put a knot in the end of the line and never take the pulley off of it. I just quick disconnect from the spring loaded caribiner and shackle. Works great here, because of the soft mud and lack of rocky bottoms. Most of the fly fishing kayakers here use this system. If you need a picture, I'll try to get some posted.
  11. Tussle Bug photo and instructions are now in the database. These flies work well for bedding bream and crappie. They are extremely durable. Use them under an indicator or a Clay's Hopper (also now in database) . Also check out the Cajun Tickler. For more detailed instructions on overhand knot weave go to loup-garou.net/flytying.
  12. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by kayakflyfisher: Tussle Bug
  13. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by kayakflyfisher: Clay's Hopper
  14. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by kayakflyfisher: Cajun Tickler
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