05-09-2006, 04:56 AM
Hi Guys, I have been spreading the word about a new saltwater fly that we are using over here in northern Australia. The DK Dancer was developed for impoundment Barramundi fishing and has had great success! Where the fly differs from most is that it's towing point is not the front of the fly in fact the eye of the hook is set well back. This is achieved by tying in a piece of wire to the hook shank this extends the head of the fly forward. Concealed on the wire is a piece of flotation, these two factors gives the fly a unique swimming action. I have tied up my own version in a Gold Bommer style and have found that in the salt water the fly is almost irresistible, zig-zaging from side to side teasing strikes from Barramundi, Queenfish & Threadfin Salmon. If your interested in the recipe drop me a email. email@example.com
05-09-2006, 05:04 AM
Flies that catch fish even if their not hungry.
Interesting! I would tie it in different colors... but how well does it cast? Does it trash a tippet over periods of time casting in wind for instance?
thanks for posting
05-10-2006, 03:50 AM
They are a big fly so a little harder to cast then a smaller fly. We use 40lb leaders and the fly causes no damage but the fish you catch on it will. Gold on black works well on our Barramundi, I would tie them in the colors that are suited to your waters.
05-10-2006, 08:12 AM
I'm a little perplexed about the wire part towards the eyelet you spoke of.
If you wouldn't mind taking a pic of the fly during the tying process would help me understand.
Oh I am used to BIG flies :)
The question had more to do with offset materials in flight, gyration, and offline wind resistance.
The two-hand generation on the beach is throwing with tremendous line speed and over serious distances.
05-10-2006, 04:18 PM
Here is some photo's of the first steps of building the Dancers pattern including adding the wire to the hook, the fly is a little complexe for the full tying instruction. firstname.lastname@example.org
05-11-2006, 06:21 AM
Why not just use a longer shank hook? What does the wire do that a longer shank wouldn't?
05-12-2006, 02:19 AM
[QUOTE=Strikezone]Where the fly differs from most is that it's towing point is not the front of the fly in fact the eye of the hook is set well back. This is achieved by tying in a piece of wire to the hook shank this extends the head of the fly forward. Concealed on the wire is a piece of flotation, these two factors gives the fly a unique swimming action. QUOTE]
Hi teflon_jones, Did you read this?? A long shank hook wouldn't work.