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06-18-2011 02:36 PM
Paxton 2nd from last pic needs to be blown up and placed on a wall!!!! Great shot!!!
06-18-2011 12:54 PM
I would be more comfortable...

to be recognized simply as PeteGray who tyz curiously innovative phuzzie phlyz, who has phun while cultivating phreestyle "outside the box" creativity infused with artistic phlair, and who strives for [and sometimes almost achieves] the essence of the much coveted but highly elusive...

06-18-2011 05:01 AM
bruce.campo Pete – true artistry… and the real critics succumbed to your canvas. Might we crown you Michelangelo?
I just ordered my BB. I’m in
06-17-2011 08:29 PM
Paxton C _ _ P !!!!! "close enough for government work"....I hate being told that I was way off

Must admit that the squid fly is unique.......looks like it would have worked............but one never knows till tried.

Have you considered using a flexible material for the "flaps" (sorry for the technical lingo) sure you must have some sort of flexible pheather or other material intended for other uses, that is probably somewhere in your kitchen

Do I hear colored (magic markers) cellophane?

Don't blame me if now you can't go to sleep thinking of alternatives
06-17-2011 05:20 PM
the lines are your phriends... stay within the lines... NOT!

re: "offset"... 'because I like the risque European stying and my tying is, for lack of a better explanation, a recipe-phree work in progress...
re: "offset angle"... your calculations are C.E.F.G.W. [close enough for government work]...
re: "CANARDS"... YIKES!... 'been there... 'done that... DON'T ever want to go back!

'Put a real wing on a phly and it gets a mind of it's own and casts like a kite!
Not to mention the snap aerilon rolls in the water... Mr. Line Twister at your service...
Who would'a thunk?!
06-17-2011 03:24 PM
Paxton Thanks Jon for clarifying my poorly written question. I was referring to the sandeel flies (not the ones with the hook up) that are tied with the hook at an approximate 37.657 degree downward angle to the material
Hope that does it.

Phatefully yours,
PS: Pete...if you measure the angle, please let me know how far off I was
06-17-2011 11:14 AM
Originally Posted by Penguin
The hydrodynamic drag of the material that coincidentally conceals the point and the snag resistant keel effect which lowers the CG all combine to encourage proper tracking and orientation...
What, no Canards ?
06-17-2011 07:22 AM
FredA I'm thinking I like the potential burrowing tendency...
06-17-2011 07:16 AM
'applied aerodynamics... remnants from a previous life...

The hydrodynamic drag of the material that coincidentally conceals the point and the snag resistant keel effect which lowers the CG all combine to encourage proper tracking and orientation...
06-17-2011 06:33 AM
JonC I think what Ron is wondering about is the angle at which the dressing is applied, when the dressing is level the hook is hanging down. I figure it's just to keep them from fouling.
BTW, nice flies, and simple too.
06-17-2011 05:57 AM
Ron... I'z ben tinkin' bout watt hugh sed...

re: "OFFSET"...
They are all tied & welded on standard straight hooks...
You've stumped the dummy!
06-16-2011 08:24 PM
Paxton Pete...a question re your sandeels........what is the advantage of tying with the hook "offset"? Is it just preference or does it have a function?
Just curious.
06-16-2011 09:26 AM
juro Pete -

You're the reel deal. "Phinicky Phocus Group" hahaha! Great stuff.

(BTW - sad news about Jack Charlton )
06-16-2011 08:51 AM
saltfly Those are some Yummy sandeels Pete.BZ!!!!!
06-15-2011 08:06 PM
so it goes...

I've yet to break into the BIG stripes...
a few keepers but mostly 22 to 25"ers...
time on the water will eventually yield rewards...
even a blind squirrel finds a nut soonerorlater...
the 8/9 Beulah Surf Rod is a pleasure...
We're becoming good phriends as I'm starting to get the timing down...
when things go right, it's a formidable canon...
the mechanics of casting "lefty" are VERY encouraging as are the tight loops and long casts...
I miss the double haul and occasionally revert back to single hand for back casts... ka-boooom!
each outing is a step in the right direction...
NO regrets! NO going back!

BUG-BOND... Peeete's phluffie headed welded tunnel hull blue noze...

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