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Old 01-17-2008, 01:21 PM
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New fly for Los Roques

It is now over a year since I was in Los Roques and I will be travelling there on Jan 27.
On my last trip there I fished with Jan Kristensen who wrote an article about our trip with great photos that was published in a major fishing mag.
It was all about fishing with a floating gummy minnow.
The idea being that the fly resembles a stunned bait fish.

There are however a few problems with the fly. The construction is such that after catching one or two fish the hook become detached from the body and the fly can be thrown away. Also it is only just buoyant and if you use strong fluoro as a leader the fly can sink.

I have tried to come up with a fly that will overcome these problems.
It is constructed (not tied) using Locofoam (The body material for crease flies). Also I use Gamakatsu SC15 #2 because it is comparatively light.
I think a good name is the Loco Minnow.

Iíll let you know how it works when I get back.

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