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: Sparse patterns


Lefty
03-09-2000, 03:14 PM
Well, all my big patterns are tied and ready. I think I need some sparse stuff to open the season with. I'm gonna fool around with some Rays Fly styles with maybe some Flashabou. You guys got any ideas on sparseness for the early season? Does it hold that some baitfish can be small in the early season (not counting big herringoids)?

TerryW

steve moore
03-09-2000, 04:00 PM
Here are a couple of my favorite pre-schoolie flies for areas where they aren't keyed-in on the big herring.


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<img src="http://sites.netscape.net/slamdancecharter/Rayfly.jpg

juro
03-10-2000, 07:13 AM
Steve - Nice work... that's also the kind of stuff I was banging those albies on when they get in their silverside kick. I can feel it now... strip.... strip-strip... &gt;thwonk!&lt;

tomd
03-10-2000, 12:12 PM
hey Steve, what kind of hook did you use on that bottom fly?

Lefty
03-10-2000, 12:55 PM
Here's what I ended up tying last night: some Ray's flies. Top one is standard. Then I had to fool around with the recipe. It has less white, some grey bucktail, some blue in the body wrap and a red gill effect.

http://www.stormloader.com/saltcast/Flies/Rays.jpg

steve moore
03-13-2000, 08:16 AM
Tom: It's a Gami Wide Gap hook. I can't remember the number, but it's marke Saltwater Wide Gap on the package. This model also makes excellent crab fly hooks.