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05-19-2011 08:45 AM
Gseries69 By the sounds of it, I will be under sized with rod, line, and flies. Still looking forward to it.
05-07-2011 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by PEC54
... calls for heavy artillery,and heavy grain armements,15' 10wt throwing a 700-750 grain skagit with various length sinking tips. I'm currently on the look out for a 11/12 wt meat stick, .....
I have a Loop Opti Zpey 13' 9/10 which I don't use much and needs a good home. It throws any 700+ and up skagit head with 100gr+ tips like a B17 Fortress on a mission and is truly a beast of a rod, should I bring it for you to try out? At the risk of getting sink tips stuck in the far bank rip rap?

This is way more rod than I normally have a use for these days on normal waters, and hate to have it just sitting here in the corner.
05-07-2011 10:25 AM
highway61 Thanks Jim,

I am going to give it a try tonight. I think I understand your instructions but might PM you if I run into a problem.

05-06-2011 07:46 PM
Jim Miller Steve
depending on fly size....take a medium to large piece of EZ BODY, corsair or similiar tubing and slide a 2" long piece over the fly shank. Secure at the eye end. fold the tubing back over itself and tie in at first tie point. you can pull and push this folded section to gain the profile you want. tie in material in front of spreader. Can be kinky fiber, yak, fox, goat, feathers etc. you can spread GOOP or CCG on the tubing face. Pull back and seat the materials in to the Goop or CCG. Form a thin transparent veil going backward to form the body. Trim as required. If CCG ....hit it with the UV light. If goop...just let it dry. Secure eyes with goop or CCG.
05-06-2011 06:59 PM
highway61 Paul, Jim, and others,

I am in my 3rd year of tying and have made great strides this winter. Can you explain how you tie in a spreader head with ez body?


05-06-2011 11:03 AM
Jim Miller Paul
I'm always here to help my friends!

bottom line is that we consolidate our efforts to land a few bass!
(by hook or by crook!)
05-06-2011 09:55 AM
juro Paul - cool. And I may have a stout Spey rod that will fit the bill. Before you buy try.
05-06-2011 09:50 AM
Originally Posted by Jim Miller
dull or colorful flies???? (we are going to fun with this topic!.....all in good fun! )
Jim I may want to borrow one of your neon rainbow clown coloring flies,I'll use it as an indicator over my natural almost real herring.
05-06-2011 09:45 AM
Friday and Saturday.

Juro Friday and or Saturday,Ill be there both days,Friday is the official clave 2 hand kick off,Saturday is optional to all and any that are interested.There are only 3 places I will fish this time of year that I can pretty much expect action,the canal is one the other two, ah you almost had me. Jim The Canal is big fly territory,it calls for heavy artillery,and heavy grain armements,15' 10wt throwing a 700-750 grain skagit with various length sinking tips. I'm currently on the look out for a 11/12 wt meat stick,to maybe help over come the up to 6 knot current one can be fighting against on certain moon tides.
05-06-2011 09:24 AM
juro ok I wont be selfish - if I can't find a way to squirm out of work I will plan to do some spey thing maybe on Big Girl Bar during the clave weekend.

Also, my mother returns from Tokyo Monday morning so I will be returning to Boston Sunday night hell or high water. She has been through both, and despite pleas from her children to use the escape clause to her home in Boston she voluntarily stayed with her siblings and relatives rather than bail on them. It's the Japanese way.

I'll drive down after work Friday (bring my stuff to work), attend Sat and Sun. Really looking forward to some "real" fishing and putting the nails into the coffin for winter 2010-2011.
05-06-2011 09:19 AM
Jim Miller Friday is great! What time?
Paul what rod do you fish the canal with?
Sinking or floating lines?
dull or colorful flies???? (we are going to fun with this topic!.....all in good fun! )
05-06-2011 09:10 AM
juro Aaargghhh! I have customers in North Andover Friday and can't play hooky.

Any chance of doing it Sat AM?
05-06-2011 09:05 AM
PEC54 Juro ;the JFbasser 2 hand clave kick off is Friday.Herring and mackerel flies are a must.
05-06-2011 05:01 AM
juro Sweet - I look forward to seeing it.

Is the two-hander clave day Sat AM Paul?
05-05-2011 11:59 PM
PEC54 BigDave ;all yak hair with a slim strip of bearsden yak flash n blend between the white belly section and grey back.Juro funny you should mention gills,My first ties of this pattern had flaired gills ,I used adhesive backed foil tape,I am currently tying up a mackerel pattern that will have gill plates.I hope to post by the weekend.
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