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: Angelhair Feather Brain

02-01-2003, 10:13 AM
Trying something new.. Instead of the inside of the usual FB which is bucktail and flashabou..I have made the entire "guts" of the fly all angel hair tied to the shank Mike Martinek style in a clumping fashion. Looks much better in that the flash really shows though but not overpowering . I have three posts here.

02-01-2003, 10:14 AM
Here is the inside.. with a simple spreader after I have applied the angel hair..plucked with a bodkin,, combed out..amd trimmed.

02-01-2003, 10:15 AM
.... and this is in the sink...unfortunatly you really can't see the transparentcy..but you can just about make out how the flash set up in this fly.

02-02-2003, 01:29 AM
Iswear I can see the mouth moving in that last one!

02-03-2003, 11:54 AM
Those are really some great looking flies. Will you have some at the casting clave? Have you tried casting them? I am curious as to the wind resistance with the solid nose. Similar to a siliclone maybe?


02-03-2003, 12:11 PM
Sean..I will have some at the clave..don't forget you can make these any sizes..I don't expect anymore wind problems than you might have with a big deceiver or even the deep sand eel with the large dumbell eyes... these flies are lighter and are in a sense more aerodynamic than the usual deceiver. The epoxy is only on the top half of the fly anyway and is a thin coat.

02-04-2003, 12:07 PM
Out of curiosity, what size hook was used on the fly shown?

02-08-2003, 06:42 PM
I think It is a 3/0

02-10-2003, 05:30 AM
Great job remember us when you become famous.