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Old 05-21-2002, 08:45 PM
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Angel Hair Squid

Here is a total angel hair squid... White tenacles are pearl saltwater flashabou.. Thsi fly has incrdable movement... I have moved the mantal angel hair away from the eyes so you can see where it is. It would cover the eye usually. On the strip it woulf form a bullet shape.. at a pause the manatal would expand and show the eye with movement as would be the usual with angel hair. I have attatched acoup images to give you an idea.. This would be used by me in heavy deep rips where ther is a lot of water movement.
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Old 05-21-2002, 08:48 PM
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Here it is in my sink.
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Old 05-21-2002, 08:50 PM
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The fly wet after removal: Again.. you would not normally see the eye, but I separated the material so it can be seen.. The angel hair covers the entire front portion and the eye can be seen though the material.
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Old 05-22-2002, 07:50 AM
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Striblue,
Thats one hellava fly! Must have cost ten bucks in Angel Hair! That looks killer

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Old 05-22-2002, 08:15 PM
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Question Squid Fly

Great looking fly, but aren't the eyes on the wrong end?
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Old 05-22-2002, 09:55 PM
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No.. look at the first picture...look at the hook.. the eyes are behind the mantal,,, David Skok also ties it this way.. There are a 1000 ways to tie a squid fly,
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Old 05-23-2002, 12:49 PM
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john --


on the plus side, once that baby lights up in the water,
you shouldn't have any problem finding it...at least you'll save on batteries!!!!

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Old 05-23-2002, 02:55 PM
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Jared.. I am out to scare fish away, you know that... Interestingly enough you would be surprises how angel hair actually looks like in... say six feet of water.... not like holding up to the sun.
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Old 05-24-2002, 06:06 AM
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THE SQUID FLY IS UNIQUE AND LOOKS QUITE FISHABLE
COULD YOU POSSIBLY GIVE THE RECIPE. I CAN'T QUITE
SEE THE COLOR OF THE DARK PORTION OF THE FLY, OR
IS IT LEFT UP TO ONES DESCRETION.YOUR INFORMATION
IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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Old 05-24-2002, 09:43 AM
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Sure... Since it is All Angel Hair except for some long pearl saltwater flashabou which you can see has a nice curl to it.. I tye rainbow and greenish angel hair... I layer some of it to make a bit long and tie in at the bend of the hook, then more angel hair is tyed by bunching in front of that clump...picked out with a bondkin (will look like Larry Howard head) and then I take a hair brush and brush back creating the shape.. trim with scissors the ends that stick out. Then I take Pearl Angel hair and tie in by bunching again... by that I mean.. take the angel hair and rip it into several pieces , clump together and and just tie it on so it goes naturaly 360 around the shank.. secure in front and add more..just as you would to spinning dear hair... pick out... brush back and that's the mantel.. trim as you want.. make a long mantel or short mantel... then I add eyes... I use red big glass eyes.. epoxied in to make it really secure on the back of the shank. Brush the whole thing and continue trimming as you want.. When you put this in the water and move it like a strip it takes the form of a fleeing squid.... stop the strip, and the mantal moves forward revealing the eyes and tenacles start to splay. You will have to see it in the water to really appreciate the action this fly has. I think it will be a killer in deep rips where there is alot of water movement and some depth. Hope this helps. Also.. try all white or pink .
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