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Old 06-29-2000, 06:53 PM
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RE:Deep Sandeel

Update based on recent learnings: June 2000

I dumped the bucktail throat... it tends to float the bottom half or flare out after a bunch of fish. I now concentrate on making the wraps around the shank of the hook just back of the eye look good, then cloaking with trasparent ultra fish hair stuff to get the see-thru effect.

Another option involves building the belly with silver tinsel and jelly rope (jelly belly) which I will post soon.

Also, in flats fishing applications use no more than one or two strands of a subtle flash between the bottom half white/clear and the upper half green/clear. A light rootbeer brown is often the best back color for summer fussy flats fish.
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