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Old 05-04-2011, 09:32 AM
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ID:	7169My first use of bug bond ,in place of epoxy,this is a pattern I've been having great success with over the years on the cape cod canal .Me likey bug bond.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:16 PM
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Nice tie (despite our differences on color/perception) That fly will surely catch!

I have done a similiar tie w/ kinky fiber synthetic. I tie in a spreader head with EZ body and bond (CCG) the kinky fiber to it. Eyes too.
John Morin started this type of technique on his "Featherbrain" ties and Jeff Smith on his "Buffy". Works for herring/bunker/mackeral patterns.
Really keeps the weight down. Also keeps the fly profile deep w/o collapsing.

I'll try to post up an example.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:05 AM
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Awesome tie.

In addition to Jim's note about the spreader, Page Roger's use of a gill plate in her Bigeye Baitfish pattern keeps the body deep, adds action and after watching feeding bunker and anchovies I noticed they flare out their gills wide like tadpoles when feeding. Might be a nice variation.
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Nice tie. Are you using SF flash blend or something longer?
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:59 PM
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BigDave ;all yak hair with a slim strip of bearsden yak flash n blend between the white belly section and grey back.Juro funny you should mention gills,My first ties of this pattern had flaired gills ,I used adhesive backed foil tape,I am currently tying up a mackerel pattern that will have gill plates.I hope to post by the weekend.
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Sweet - I look forward to seeing it.

Is the two-hander clave day Sat AM Paul?
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