: Another Big Yak-Yellow and Brown
04-03-2000, 08:17 AM
Well, needed another color variation of the Blue Herring yakers I tied mid-winter. So I twisted a couple of these. This one is dressed a tad less, might be more manageable to cast. Also, I used polar fiber for the brown and yellow.
04-03-2000, 08:31 PM
Damn are you getting good! I like that polar fiber look. I gotta get some. Don't leave any of these laying around at the clave. http://220.127.116.11/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif
That pattern has pollock written all over it. Might be the ticket off the rocks in Nahant!
01-02-2001, 09:26 AM
Terry, great fly, is that the extra length polar fibre? Tom D
01-16-2001, 01:10 PM
Yes the brown and yellow is polar fiber. Left long it tends to fowl on the hook. But on this pattern the rigid yak hair prevents that somehow.
11-26-2001, 08:25 AM
And here it is:
Will those three yak strands hold that nickel in a current? :D
Nice fly, it would pass for pollock, bunker and the yellow gives it great visibility underwater.
What brand of eye is that?
11-26-2001, 12:28 PM
Great Job Terry.. I really like using the Polar fiber also, especially thre type that come in the carpet format.. makes a great end point unlike the longer version... so I would use it on smaller patterns.
11-26-2001, 12:28 PM
I tied this last year and was just updating the image. Sure makes it easier on us to attach .jpgs!
The eyes are prismatics from the Orvis shop. A little big aren't they?
We should show our patterns both wet and dry. How they look wet is the real way the fish see them.
That's a beautiful fly.
And I think you're right on regarding the wet test of a fly, my sinks usually have several patterns drying next to them. I think it's especially a good idea to see how this larger version of the Real Eel looks when wet;)
11-27-2001, 06:40 PM
I would love to see some underwater shots of flies in a current alongside the baitfish they're intended to immitate.
Kenny Abrames has some pics of baitfish in natural light on his website.
Goddard and Clark came out with a book several years ago inluding a series of underwater shots showing what trout see as surface flies - natural and artificial drift into the "window". The results were very interesting. Can't remember the title off-hand:mad:
Snorkels and underwater cams at Monomoy next season anyone???:D
There are some really revealing underwater photos out there in cyberspace from which I have derived some key tips to use in my fly design. Ironically, most are not fishing sites! Gotta love this web stuff.
Adrian, what would you think about featuring the north shore's sugar white shoals - Hampton or Cranes or Essex, etc. There's plenty of bait and big bright stripers hunting them up there from late May thru the fall and we'd be revealing the incredible beauty of these estuarine areas and the bountiful fishing. My late summer outing at Annisquam was amazing. It might inspire more people to explore these areas, worth capturing on film. Just a thought.
11-28-2001, 06:07 PM
Juro, that sounds like an interesting outing although my car might fight me furoiusly as I try to pass the Cape going North;)
I've not done any snorkeling for years. I was hoping there might be one or two scuba enthusiasts out there on the forum who might be interested in this type of project? I would be happy to pick up cost of film/developing etc.
Getting completely of the original thread (sorry Lefty), has anyone seen any signs of a waterproof digital camera yet? The digital equivalent of the Canon waterproof would be great
I dive and would love to do it someday next summer. I have my canon camera that does pretty well underwater albeit its a film camera. I know that they make some waterproof housings for the Olympus series cameras. It ran around 300 dollars though, more than the camera itself. A waterproof digital is really needed. It must be just on the horizon since waterproof cell phones came out this past year.