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05-30-2002 11:00 AM
DFix 'Cosmic Candies' - love it

Add glitter to second epoxy coat of Thirty Minute, to keep from yellowing, trail several strands Peacock Flashabou over dorsal aspect of epoxy head - new name: 'StarBlaster' or 'Captain Fantastic' or 'Curmudgeon's Curse'
05-30-2002 09:39 AM
Dble Haul Dave- The flies do swim hook down, just like a conventionally sized candy. I've made them before with a monofilament weed guard, but then stopped because I realized that I don't use these flies in very heavy cover.

With the direction that this thread has gone, maybe we should be calling them "cosmic candies".
05-30-2002 09:06 AM
DFix John, that must be the problem. While I WAS 'moving and grooving' I was ALSO 'turning and burning', which must have confused the signals I was receiving. No, wait - confusion would have come from trying to figure out what higher ranking (than I at the time) hard-asses were talking about :eyecrazy: instead of doing my own thing

Guess I should have stopped listening sooner, and I wouldn't have missed out on the 'groove'

Hey, man, you oughta know, I'm cool, I'm groovin', not lookin' to bring anybody down, no bumming out, no prob, brother

(Juro - the curmudgeon is my evil twin )

Mark - do those swim belly down because of hook weight ???
05-29-2002 06:47 PM
striblue Dave, you need to groove a little...You know, man, catch some of the cool... don't bum us out, man.... Take the plane ride,,, be one with the the the fly, think like the fly,man...
05-29-2002 05:32 PM
I nominate ..... on second thought ...

He knows where I live.
05-29-2002 05:08 PM
juro Hmmm... we don't have an official curmudgeon... any nominations?
05-29-2002 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Dble Haul
That is kind of weird, John. I guess that we were posting on the same astral plane.......:eyecrazy:
(Oh, God - Dreamweaver Airlines !!! I hope you guys don't have Sitar music on this airline; it's bad enough thinking about the same 'plane' and tie dyed fly patterns )
05-29-2002 10:15 AM
Dble Haul That is kind of weird, John. I guess that we were posting on the same astral plane.......:eyecrazy:
05-28-2002 07:25 PM
striblue I don't believe it,You must have been reading my mind.. I went though my flys down the Cape this weekend and decided to bring my surf candies up .. I wanted to post the tandem flys and then put on the box with the others... then I see yours... very nice... I think the smaller the better.
05-28-2002 06:47 PM
Dble Haul
Mini Candies

These flies are small versions of Bob Popovics’ Surf Candy. One day many moons ago, I was frustrated with the lack of response that I was getting from some smallmouths in a Maine river. I went against the grain and tried throwing a 1/0 chartruese Surf Candy, and the results were eye-opening. If fish didn’t hit the fly, they at least showed a lot of interest. This led me to try tying these flies smaller and in colors that are more tailored to fresh water applications.

Hook: 2XL streamer, size 6
Thread: Clear mono
Body: Ultra hair, color to match pattern
Flash: Braided Krystal Flash, color to match pattern
Eyes: Stick-on
Head: One coat of 5 minute epoxy

I only use one coat of the epoxy on the head because I want to maintain the slim profile of a baitfish. By keeping the head profile slim, the flaring of the tail is more pronounced and moves more water as the fly is stripped. The red/yellow pattern seems to be a winning combo for pickeral, the olive/gold is very good for smallmouths, and the blue/orange/yellow combo works well in any waters that have immature sunfish as a food source. The color possibilities are endless, so see what works best in your area.

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