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: One fly for all

08-31-2004, 01:37 PM
I just got back from the Doc's, after he shot me down from doing anything. Said I still have a broken leg, and I should treat it as such. Sitting here thinking about fishing in the past, and while having hundred's of flies, What fly could I fish with as an only fly, day in and day out. I have come up with the pattern. If you guys don't laugh, at the horrible looking fly I will submit a picture, and a step by step, maybe on how to tie it. The fly has caught about all of the inshore species, is easy to tie, and sure looks different. Over the years I have tried "to match the hatch", and have found out that a good imitation doesn't work most of the time. The reason is that with so much natural bait swimming around it is tough to get a hit. The exception being is when the bait is scarce. I have taken large blues, medium bass, false albacore, flouders, tautog, weakfish, even mahi mahi. Had tuna hits, but haven't been able to hold them. I know there is alot of good flytyers out there, but I am not one. The fish don't seem to care, interested. :D

08-31-2004, 01:56 PM
Let's see it!

I'm betting it's a olive/white clouser or some variation!

Dble Haul
08-31-2004, 02:23 PM
I won't throw out a guess, but I bet it's something pretty darned simple.

Waiting with anticipation... :)

08-31-2004, 02:27 PM

08-31-2004, 02:37 PM
Art, sorry to hear of the prognosis. Better safe than sorry though! Love to see the pattern, as I'm looking for inspiration at the vice as well!

take care,

08-31-2004, 02:55 PM
I'm interested in seeing the fly but I still might laugh. I like to look at a fly no matter how simple or strange and try and figure out why it works so well.

08-31-2004, 03:25 PM
I'm not even going to try to guess.

What is it?

Let's see it. Slinger can tie us all up a few dozen :hihi:

09-01-2004, 12:56 AM
Jim, you know I would too! After a good day with the Bones there are schools of Angel Hairs forming on my tying desk. They like the pearl/gold belly with the turquoise top.
Cmon Art get the pic. if I can get by with one fly I can make my vest 20 lbs. lighter!

09-01-2004, 06:10 AM
I forget more about computers than I will ever know. I have a picture on this laptop that I am going to try and send.
I call the fly Easysquid, unlike most squid patterns it is easy to tie.
I use a mustad 34007 hook usually 1/0, if offshore up to a 4/0. I find that except for the eyes it can pass for most bait, while being different in looks than most bait. I guess the fish say" I gotta try one of those." I start by running the thread down the hook and then apply some glue. At the bend I make a small bulge of dark color chenelle. I then tie in about 6 white saddle hackles about the hook length, and 2 grizzly hackles about 1 1/2 times the length, tie them in ahead of the bulge, the bulge represents the mouth, glue in the butts good. take a piece of crystal chenelle. I like purple, tie it in right over the butts of the saddle hackle glue, this becomes the body, wind on with glue underneath tapering toward the front of the hook, tieoff at the hook eye. Add a molded eye. Done. You can use a lead eye if you want to get lower in the water column. Vary the body color to that of the bait fish in the area, the shape will make it stand out, but look like a tender morsel. I probably should have put this patern under flies, but it is not pretty, but real easy to tie. :chuckle:

09-01-2004, 07:05 AM
I like it. Some of my fishiest flies are the ones that look the least pleasing to my human eye! I bet the tentacles on that thing have great action.