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Old 01-20-2004, 11:45 PM
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Slammers!!!

These are a couple of Sedotti Slammers I just finished. I love telling this story so if you heard it before just bear with me.
Sean Mc and I were out in the boat last June one morning, I had found a large school of adult menhaden in the upper river and had been making a killing on good bass. As usual I had on my 90% fly, a 4" olive and white H+H, Sean had on some enormous concoction he kept calling a Slammer. I thought I was doing OK but then I started to notice that even though I was catching 3 or 4 to his 1 every one he got made 3 of mine! His fast sinking head and Slammers were getting fish measured in lbs. while mine were in inches. Later on the phone he told me that he had forgotten to put the fly away and left it in the boat and that it was probably blowing around on 95 somewhere. I said I`d check to see if it was still in the boat. The next week when we got togather I happily returned his fly that had got caught in the carpit of the boat, and then showed him my 6 exact duplicates!
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Old 01-20-2004, 11:52 PM
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Just to prove that everything I tie is not 4" these flies are almost 7" long on Gammi SC 15 3H 4/0 hooks. Here`s what came out of the river that day.
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Old 01-21-2004, 06:08 AM
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Steve , could you post the recipe for this fly. Thanks FishHawk
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:59 AM
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....and what river are you referring to?

Nice ties!
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:47 AM
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For a recipe..I think I posted several some time ago which have the recipes and pictures that I copied from Bob veverka's book. If you do a seach on this forum you will find them. They are done, according to those with all feathers... Saddles and Schleppen (sp)... if I remember correctly.
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:56 AM
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Here is the recipe from Sedotti in Veverka's: Thread- White: Weight- lead keel plus wire; Tail- White Schleppen; Midfly- White bucktail; Side- White bucktail; Flash- Pink crystal flash, silver flashabou,;Back- Peacock herl; Head- Top,olive bucktail, and sides and bottom, white bucktail....More bucktail than I remembered.
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:03 AM
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Mark, last year when John posted the pics of the fly swap he used a backdrop of a map of Monomoy and I really liked the look and idea. Roddy has just come out with a brand new fishing map and I have been using it as a backdrop, with one slight twist, the answer is in the map.
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:18 AM
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Thanks Steve....I was actually thinking that that might be the case.
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:38 AM
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I agree, Steve, Maps make a good backdrop and it does not effect the visuals for the fly..
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:39 AM
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What Slinger didn't know...

Nobody ever accused me of being a purist!
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:17 AM
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Thats what that smell was.. I thought you just farted!
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:23 AM
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One slight twist in the dressing, we included a light peach saddle outside the four white saddles for a little more pink. Plus don`t forget the big doll eyes.
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Slinger, the only twist in your dressing is the Smelly Jelly impregnated Tibetan Bunny:hehe:
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:49 PM
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Sean,

Now when did you decide that Slammers were cool?

This is my favorite fly.

Two things about the doll eyes:
1. I kind of like them because they rattle
2. Mine tend to break when I catch alot of fish and/or get hung up on some rocks or structure.

So, if you hate having flies without eyeballs you should think twice about the doll eyes. I still tie on the doll eyes and then if the eyes break/shatter then I put in simple eyes and re-epoxy. The doll eyes don't really seem to result in more hook-ups but I still like to THINK that they do because this makes me feel better about myself.

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Old 01-21-2004, 09:26 PM
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Oh how soon we forget!

Doogue,

I recall a certain tying session late one night at a cottage on the Cape. Ringing any bells for you? I think Seuss might remember a thing or two as well. Accounted for a few hook ups that week and as you can see later in the year. They will always have a spot in my box from here on out.


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