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Penguin 04-16-2011 10:35 AM

AcrylicCandy 6.0
 
The basic notion has evolved to better suit my eye... and, hopefully, the intended Striped target...
das SurfCandy style has always been fun to make and a good bet onthewater...
Things change and things stay the same...
'Same basic idea but here is the earlier VS current portrait...
'Phood 4 thought... prepared with and encapsulated in BUG-BOND...


All a bit long but that allows me to trim them back as dictated by the Phinicky Phocus Group...
Here is a phull bodied phlashy sided AcrylicCandy 5.0 on a #1 Mustad Big Game Light...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8398.jpg
'trying for a quasi phire opal sided effect...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8399.jpg
old version 5.0 and new 6.0... 'Phamily Photo...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8402.jpg
old...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8405.jpg
new... #6 Mustad Signature Series Shrimp Hook... Super Hair w/ Flash...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8392.jpg
Darwin might appreciate this scheme...?!
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8389.jpg

juro 04-16-2011 11:00 AM

Looks good enough to eat

JonC 04-16-2011 03:32 PM

Not too long before the phocus group convenes for the definitive answer, till then we'll remain sanguine.
Jon

bruce.campo 06-14-2011 09:28 PM

is the jury still out?

Penguin 06-14-2011 09:52 PM

the phuture is NOW...
 
The Phocus Group has approved the acrylic offerings...
Bug-Bond and Tuffleye FLEX are basking in the adulation spotlight...
If you are still clinging on to the lingering odor of curing epoxy... step back from the bench, the chemical aroma, and the moaning turning wheel and embrace the acrylic cutting edge...
a phace only a mother could love...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8476.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_0227.jpg
'just DO IT!

Jim Miller 06-15-2011 06:01 AM

That is a pretty cool quiver of tools there Pete!
Fantastic as usual! :D

BTW: Hows the spey casting coming????

PopnesetBay 06-15-2011 08:47 AM

Yeah, Pete, did the Beulah get added to your arsenal of weapons used against the striped invaders?

Penguin 06-15-2011 09:06 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!
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/P5151511.jpg
BUG-BOND... Peeete's phluffie headed welded tunnel hull blue noze...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8480.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_8482.jpg

saltfly 06-16-2011 09:51 AM

Those are some Yummy sandeels Pete.BZ!!!!!

juro 06-16-2011 10:26 AM

Pete -

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

(BTW - sad news about Jack Charlton :( )

Paxton 06-16-2011 09:24 PM

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.
Ron

Penguin 06-17-2011 06:57 AM

Ron... I'z ben tinkin' bout watt hugh sed...
 
re: "OFFSET"... :confused:
They are all tied & welded on standard straight hooks...
You've stumped the dummy!

JonC 06-17-2011 07:33 AM

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.
Jon

Penguin 06-17-2011 08:16 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... :Eyecrazy:

FredA 06-17-2011 08:22 AM

I'm thinking I like the potential burrowing tendency...


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