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steelheadmike
04-24-2002, 04:53 PM
Striblue,

Thanks for the tip on the Angel Hair Baitfish. Your way works a million times better!! I whipped up some Peanut Bunker last night and they came out great.


Thanks

striblue
04-24-2002, 05:49 PM
I am glad it worked out... keep refining it as you go... In fact I have made some tiny one inch bait fish the same way.

steelheadmike
04-25-2002, 09:16 AM
You know Striblue I tend to tie most of my flies on the small side. 2-4 inches. If I'm fishing from a boat I use larger 6-8 inch flies. I think the smaller ones look better ( to me at least ). The only downside of the material is it holds ALOT of water. I am using Mega Mush instead of Angel Hair. Throwing a 7 inch fly on the beach feels like I'm casting a stone.

jared
04-25-2002, 10:05 AM
You might consider trying EP Fibers in a hi-tie style. You'll be able to tie flies up to 12", and still be able to cast them easily w/ an 8wt.

--j

steelheadmike
04-25-2002, 04:51 PM
EP fibers? I don't think I know what the stuff is. Does it go by another name?

jared
04-25-2002, 04:56 PM
Sea Fibers, Enrico Puglisi Fibers...not sure what he's calling it
these days.

striblue
04-25-2002, 09:04 PM
I think it is very close or the same thing as "Near Hair".

steelheadmike
04-26-2002, 09:20 AM
Oh ok. Now I know the stuff. That too holds some water. Do all of you tie sparse with it? I have a boat load of that material but found its fouling qualities combined with its ability to hold a gallon of water to be a bit frustrating at times.

jared
04-26-2002, 09:30 AM
You need to tie it EXTREMELY sparse...take as little as you think you need (then use HALF as much)....:)

If tied properly, it should hold no water, casts easily in large sizes and when the fish are on wide-bodies, I've found those patterns to be deadly.

--j

steelheadmike
04-26-2002, 10:45 AM
Thanks.. I'll tie some up this weekend the way you describe. I also want to put some BIG Chicken Flies together. I think I'm jumping the gun with the BIG stuff though. Think Small, Think Small.

John Desjardins
04-26-2002, 11:43 AM
So just what is this tip?