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: My "Ultimate Mylar Mackerel"...


Henry
02-08-2005, 11:26 AM
Hi again gang,

When I finished this fly, the appearance blew me away! I couldn't believe a simple fly with so few ingredients and so easy to tie could look so real.

It's made of three types of mylar tubing...large metalic green...large pearlescent...and small silver. The mylar is tied in at the hookeye, pulled back and tied at the tail. Excess mylar is frayed and trimmed. I use metalic duct tape in the shape of a bullet and stuck on each side of the head. Apply stick on eyes and a coat of epoxy finishes the head. Permanent markers are used to customize the colouration to just about any bait type you care for.

Tight loops!

Henry

Dble Haul
02-08-2005, 12:17 PM
That is simply amazing.

Unbelievable work, Henry. I'm very impressed.

JimW
02-08-2005, 12:47 PM
That is fantastic. What a creative use of the materials.

flysully
02-08-2005, 06:36 PM
Gorgeous fly, Henry. Now about this "metallic duct tape"? Mine is gray. What brand of "metallic" are you using and what kind of action does your fly have in the water? Your creations are beautiful!

striblue
02-08-2005, 11:33 PM
Incredible..It might even get pregnant if you mix it with the real thing... (now don't get any ideas! Henry)

Henry
02-08-2005, 11:49 PM
There are two types of duct tape you can pick up at the hardware store. The first and most common one with a million and one used is the grey (fabric based) duct tape of "Red Green" fame. The second, used for sealing joins on heating/airconditioning ductwork is adheasive backed foil/metal. I think it's even stickier that the standard tape...it also happens to be quite waterproof.

The fly rides nicely upright in my bathtub...grin!

Thanks for the kind comments,

Henry

Adrian
02-09-2005, 07:37 AM
Awesome pattern Henry - that looks edible :D

And great realistic looking pattern based on the simplest of materials. Can't wait to see how this one works in the field :smokin:

Smolt
02-09-2005, 09:57 AM
Beautiful work!! What size and type hook is used in the photo? Thanks.

wind roper
02-09-2005, 09:59 AM
henry,
that is a great looking fly! would you be interested in selling a few?

bd12345678
02-11-2005, 06:53 PM
Wow :Eyecrazy: ! Absolutly beautiful! I'm inspired!

SDHflyfisher
02-12-2005, 08:05 PM
that is an awsome fly some tweeking and it could resemble any baitfish

teflon_jones
02-12-2005, 10:46 PM
My favorite part about the fly Henry is the head. It's amazingly realistic!