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9 hours ago, mikemac1 said:

It common knowledge that fish that feed on baitfish tend to key on the eyes of their prey.  So whimsically, I tied a couple of flies that accentuate the eyes.

 

I like it! Reminds me of Steve Gibson’s Myakka Minnow.. but with bigger eyes. 

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@caloosa bug   Exactly.  Been tying Steve’s Myakka Minnow for both fresh and salt work for about 6 months now.  Salt versions were killers on Specs down in Tampa last December.  Hope to do some more damage with them in the next two weeks on the IRL system and Tampa Bay.

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The Little Dark Watchet from North Country Flies by T. E. Pritt.

Hook. Daiichi 1480 size 12.

Silk. Pearsalls Gossamer orange#19.

Wing. Waterhen.

Body. Orange silk dubbed with mole.

Hackle. Hen dirty white Brown tinged

 

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2 hours ago, upstatetrout said:

The Little Dark Watchet from North Country Flies by T. E. Pritt.

Hook. Daiichi 1480 size 12.

Silk. Pearsalls Gossamer orange#19.

Wing. Waterhen.

Body. Orange silk dubbed with mole.

Hackle. Hen dirty white Brown tinged

 

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Nice tie!  Also, anyone seeing the length of your hackle would know that you are from the Catskills! :) 

Kim

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52 minutes ago, WWKimba said:

Nice tie!  Also, anyone seeing the length of your hackle would know that you are from the Catskills! :) 

Kim

Kim,
I think that hackle length is taken more from a North Country influence than a Catskill predisposition.

Pat

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Crippled Minnner' (Shad)

Hook: Mustad 3665A streamer hook

Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, grey

Tail: Krystal Flash, olive

Body: Pearl body braid, Fl. Yellow

Belly: Closed cell foam, 2mm, white

Wing: EP fiber, Ocean Grey

Eye: Stick on prismatic, 1/4", yellow

Markings: Sharpie marker, red and black

I developed this pattern as a light weight sight casting baitfish imitation for cruising and backing redfish. Originally I tied it as a pinfish but found that casing around bull rushes and other bass structure worked very well. The sideways tied body give the fly a sideways, tail low attitude. Short twiches give a side to side wobble and a straight strip skips it across the surface.

If you are participating in the foam fly swap you'll have one heading your way...

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“Black Magic”
 

Hook. ....... Alec Jackson soft hackle. Sz 15
Thread. ....... Pearsall’s gossamer black
Body. ....... “. “. “
Thorax. ....... Fine red wire wrapped on shank covered by peacock herl
Hackle. ....... Blackbird *** I’m sure any nice black hackle would do.

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American Pie

Hook - Mustad R79-94720 9XL Streamer hook

Thread - White

Tag - Oval silver tinsel

Body - White floss or uni stretch

Rib - Oval silver tinsel on either side of red floss or uni stretch

Throat - Red over blue hackle fibers over white bucktail

Wing - Red over blue over white bucktail

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2 hours ago, flytire said:

American Pie

Yep, Wow!  That body looks like it took a lot of work.

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the body is harder than it looks

i retied it three times before getting it somewhat right

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10 hours ago, Moshup said:

“Black Magic”
 

Hook. ....... Alec Jackson soft hackle. Sz 15
Thread. ....... Pearsall’s gossamer black
Body. ....... “. “. “
Thorax. ....... Fine red wire wrapped on shank covered by peacock herl
Hackle. ....... Blackbird *** I’m sure any nice black hackle would do.

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Louie Prima and Keely Smith  Nice tie @Moshup

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