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joe wojtan 06-12-2002 06:55 PM

new epoxy
 
Nick
Tied a new one using your suggestions, this is what it looks like.
http://www.pixhost.com/pixj/jwojtan/silversides-1.jpg
Will it catch fish.????? :chuckle: :chuckle:
Joe

Nick 06-12-2002 09:35 PM

Joe,
That looks really good. Definitely will get some fish...I bet it would swim like a crippled baitfish as well. Excellent work. Quick turnover as well;)
Nick

DFix 06-13-2002 08:23 AM

Joe, both presentations are nicely done; this thread and the other.

Regarding the epoxy conversation: Art Burton, et al, including myself, have covered this ground before. Art contacted Devcon for a straight answer, seeming to get a 'yes' AND a 'no', adding to the confusion. Art likes using some brand other than Devcon based on successes/info/experience.

HOWEVER - I spoke with the Devcon guy last Saturday night (Art, this is the guy who lives across the fence from my nephew) - Devcon Five Minute is NOT waterproof in total constant immersion situations. If allowed to dry, and then coated with a slower setting compound like thirty or ninety minute epoxy, the component is then totally waterproof.

re: Sally Hansen - I've used this faithfully as both head cement and overcoat, even over five minute heads, but never paid attention to non-yellowing aspect, though I think I remember someone else also saying it would prevent/retard yellowing.

Guess we'll have to whip up a bunch of your "Baitfish Babies" or Striblue's "Chatham Morning Blend" or "Monomoy Ghosts" and perform our own bona fide experiments :smokin:

(edited to correct spellingandkeystrokeerrors:whoa: - Todd - wherz yu spel chekur???:devil: )

striblue 06-13-2002 09:57 AM

Joe..very nice...I have some of those I tyed this winter... trying to find them but they look like yours

Dble Haul 06-13-2002 10:16 AM

Joe, that fly looks wonderful. What size hook is that, and what's the approximate length of the fly?

Thanks. :)

joe wojtan 06-13-2002 12:27 PM

epoxy fly
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Dble Haul
Joe, that fly looks wonderful. What size hook is that, and what's the approximate length of the fly?

Thanks. :)

Mark
The hook is a Mustad 34011- 1/0 the fly is approx. 1 3/4 inches long from the eye of the hook to the bend of the hook.
Its a fly that is fun to tie if you like working with epoxy, if you do be sure to use the 5 minuet stuff, otherwise you will have trouble keeping up with epoxy from running over.
Stay in touch.
Joe
;) ;) ;)

joe wojtan 06-13-2002 12:29 PM

epoxy flie
 
Quote:

Originally posted by striblue
Joe..very nice...I have some of those I tyed this winter... trying to find them but they look like yours
John
If you can remember, what did you use for the epoxy on your flies?
Joe

striblue 06-13-2002 12:46 PM

Joe, I used the 5 minute type. From My point of view I don't care if it yellows... I used them up plus ,frankly, I like the yellowing since it has no effect on the fishing, but really does not effect the appearance of the fly...it even enhances it. IMHO.

Adrian 06-13-2002 12:46 PM

Joe

I used this pattern down in Cabo a couple of years ago for some fussy Yellowfin Tuna and it worked a treat. A couple of fish actually followed the fly up from the depths, stopped, had a real good look and then rushed in and grabbed it.

You can clip some pearl / silver or gold piping into tiny pieces to mix with the epoxy and get some nice reflective effects.

joe wojtan 06-13-2002 12:54 PM

Question
 
Quote:

Originally posted by striblue
Joe, I used the 5 minute type. From My point of view I don't care if it yellows... I used them up plus ,frankly, I like the yellowing since it has no effect on the fishing, but really does not effect the appearance of the fly...it even enhances it. IMHO.
John
I am now going to show my igorance, but hell you will never learn unless you ask questions, my father once said so. what does IMHO mean????
Joe

striblue 06-13-2002 12:55 PM

It means.."In My Humble Opinion".

joe wojtan 06-13-2002 01:07 PM

IMHO
 
Quote:

Originally posted by striblue
It means.."In My Humble Opinion".
Striblue
Now I know, and I will never forget this one, but there is one more that appears every now and then, but for the life of me I can't remember it now, but when it does show up again, I won't hesitate to ask.
Thanks John

Nick 06-13-2002 02:07 PM

Sometimes its "in my honest opinion" as well. To each their own.

Here's a list of others.

NIck

DFix 06-13-2002 02:17 PM

Humble...boy, is that one open for discussion !!! :) :D ;) :cool: :rolleyes: :eek: :hehe: :eyecrazy: :razz: :devil:

striblue 06-13-2002 02:23 PM

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