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09-08-2003 03:17 PM
kush Bee,

I think that it is especially important with waking flies that the hook be stable. First it acts as a keel and secondly the nature of most takes on wakers makess it imperitive that the hook point is exposed and in the best position for a hook-up.

When I designed the fly, the tubing I used was the 1/8 brake line which made a very tight squeeze for the Nordic Single hook I prefer. If you are using hook eyes that don't fit snuggly, by all means employ some sort of hook keeper - I have used very small diameter surgical tubing on many of my flies. I buy mine at a model shop where it is sold as fuel line for gas powered models.
09-08-2003 12:25 PM
Bee
stabilizing the hook

Are you fellas using anything to stabilize the hook inside the brake tubing...? On some of the tube sizes I am using, the hook is somewhat loose inside the tube, and it occurs to me that I might want to use a short piece of smaller tubing, , say 1/4 in long, pushed over the hook above the bend, in order to keep the hook from free-twisting inside the tube...do you fellas worry about that on these drys , or do you just let the hook go where ever it wishes inside the reaR OF THE tube? I realize the leader will hold it somewhat in place, just wondering if you take another step to stabilize it ?de
09-07-2003 05:11 PM
flytyer JD,

That may work; but because you lack a hook eye with the tube, I suspect the masectomy problem will surface again. Make the hole in the tube before you tie the fly. Then tie on the boobies and tie off the thtread. After this, tie the thread on behind the hole in the tube and finish the fly. This slight variation in tying sequence would fix the problem and take very little extra time (an extra second or two at most).
09-07-2003 11:46 AM
JDJones
behind the boobies

If you burn the hole behind the boobies, you are burning through the thread wraps that hold the Elk hair. And since it is an extra step in the tying process and a bit of a bitch sometime to thread the leader in through the bottom, maybe a simpler solution would be just to thread the leader straight through the tube and then throw a couple of half hitches behind the boobies? I'll try that and report back.

Thanks,
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JD
09-06-2003 10:06 PM
flytyer JD,

That should work. Maybe burn the hole a little bit further back on the tube. You really want the leader to exit the fly behind the boobies.
09-06-2003 01:42 AM
JDJones
hitched boobies

I was doing this,,, kind of. I had burned a hole up through the bottom of the tube and was threading the leader through the hole in the bottom of the tube and out the back.

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JD
09-05-2003 11:08 PM
flytyer JD,

The simple fix to the masectomy I found is to put a hitch behind the boobies but pull it tight on the bottom of the hook (if using low-water hooks like I do) causing the leader to come off the bottom of the fly. This actually enhances the waking of the fly.
09-05-2003 04:19 PM
JDJones
boob tubes

I tied up some of these things and boy to they throw up a wake.
Only trouble I've had with them is, I guess do to my agggressive casting, I sometimes manage to do a macectomy on one side. And then it doesn't skate so well after that. Anyone else had that problem?

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JD
04-25-2003 01:23 PM
JDJones
a riffle hitched tube fly

love it! Kush just keeps coming up with winners.
04-25-2003 11:18 AM
fredaevans
Kush has a first!

First "x-rated" post to the Board. Were do we go from here?
04-25-2003 09:58 AM
sinktip Metalhead,

That depends on how good one is with the scissors.
04-25-2003 05:31 AM
striblue I love the originallity of the names. Wish I could think of an east coast striper pattern with the "Big Wallys".
04-25-2003 12:31 AM
metalhead
anatomy question

is it tied with or without let's say bumps?:eyecrazy:
04-24-2003 11:40 AM
kush SInktip,

Yes, I picked up some purple deer hair the other day. Of course I got it for my Intruder addiction, but I will admit that I noted that there would be a few Purple Boobies in my fly box ( maybe they should be called "Purple Hermans"?).
04-24-2003 11:33 AM
sinktip I must say they also look pretty good in purple. I fear I have caught the sickness that is going around. Only instead of intruders, I am producing boob after boob. Please July, get here soon!
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