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StriperTom 03-17-2000 09:11 PM

Trying Something New
 
Hello,

I realize that there isn't much new in the world of Saltwater Fly Tying, but.. what do you think of this? Its hard to get a good digital picture without the colors getting messed up, but you should be able to get the general idea..

http://people.ne.mediaone.net/tsheeh...es/tomsfly.jpg

The intention of the reflective tape is to mimic the shiny, opaque belly of a silversides and other similar baitfish. Its hard to tell from the picture but the fly is all Kinky Fiber: white, pink and tan, with some Mirage and Sparkle Flash layered in.

What do you think?

I will modify the proportions slightly in my next attempt, making the fly a little longer and slightly more streamlined. I also left too much room for the head, so it looks a little awkward.

-- Tom

juro 03-17-2000 11:36 PM

RE:Trying Something New
 
Tom -

I'll wager that the design as it stands will put a lot of waggle in the retrieve, which is often as important as anything else. I like to tie my pogie flies to create a foil effect, so the hackles really dance behind the turbulence caused by the head. Tadpole like in other words.

I like it, and think it'll work!

ronl 03-18-2000 08:11 AM

RE:Trying Something New
 
Tom- If that doesn't attract bass save it for bluefish it has the wide profile plus alot of flash to really get their attention. ron


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