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: Striped Bass Feather Brain

12-25-2002, 10:49 PM
Here is a big fly done as a small striper.. I incorporated a new concept... there is no epoxy at the bottom of the head and a there is a gap to the hook shank..though bath tub tests the water flows into the fly and out the new Gill plates and they flutter...neat huh? A fly with realistic gill movements.

12-27-2002, 08:04 AM
Striblue, NICE concept:D I like it:D
I did a fly a few months ago w/ short tubes tied around the hook
just to see the water would flow,an bubble threw the fly. I gave it to ( MR PINK) havent heard from him sense, Ill do up a another an tie some feathers on it an try it.

05-08-2003, 04:38 PM
John - In an effort to better understand the tying steps for these incredible creations of yours, I've been browsing through the threads. What size hook is this (if you can remember, being that it was posted some time ago)? Can't wait to see the steps in the upcoming FFISW.

05-08-2003, 04:46 PM
Sweet fly, john. Cool pulsing-gills concept ..... and your use of lavender to replicate the iridescent hues of Monroe Saxitalis!