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Old 05-06-2011, 07:46 PM
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depending on fly size....take a medium to large piece of EZ BODY, corsair or similiar tubing and slide a 2" long piece over the fly shank. Secure at the eye end. fold the tubing back over itself and tie in at first tie point. you can pull and push this folded section to gain the profile you want. tie in material in front of spreader. Can be kinky fiber, yak, fox, goat, feathers etc. you can spread GOOP or CCG on the tubing face. Pull back and seat the materials in to the Goop or CCG. Form a thin transparent veil going backward to form the body. Trim as required. If CCG ....hit it with the UV light. If goop...just let it dry. Secure eyes with goop or CCG.
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Thanks Jim,

I am going to give it a try tonight. I think I understand your instructions but might PM you if I run into a problem.

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... calls for heavy artillery,and heavy grain armements,15' 10wt throwing a 700-750 grain skagit with various length sinking tips. I'm currently on the look out for a 11/12 wt meat stick, .....
I have a Loop Opti Zpey 13' 9/10 which I don't use much and needs a good home. It throws any 700+ and up skagit head with 100gr+ tips like a B17 Fortress on a mission and is truly a beast of a rod, should I bring it for you to try out? At the risk of getting sink tips stuck in the far bank rip rap?

This is way more rod than I normally have a use for these days on normal waters, and hate to have it just sitting here in the corner.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:45 AM
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By the sounds of it, I will be under sized with rod, line, and flies. Still looking forward to it.
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