Floating sand-eel - Fly Fishing Forum
>> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies Tricks of the trade

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-19-2001, 10:17 PM
Bob Pink Bob Pink is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 473
Floating sand-eel



I learned this pattern from Bob Lindquist from Long Island, he's an outstanding tyer and has always been willing to share details with me of his techniques. You can reach Bob at <a href="mailto:JCnflyfish@aol.com"><!--autoemail-->JCnflyfish@aol.com</a><!--autoemail--> for more details about his work and flys he has for sale.

Bob developed this pattern for a specific type situation, days when the bass are feeding on sandeels that are suspended just below the surface. Bob noticed that the sandeels will sometimes hang with the heads at the surface and the body vertically below. The deerhair head with a floating line should keep this fly up near the surface with the marabou fluttering below.... I know I can't wait to try it this summer..

Hook: #2 or #4 short shank
Tail: Olive over lavender over pink over white marabou
Flash: Clear flashabou
Topping: Peacock Hurl
Head: Stacked olive deer body hair, white throat
Eyes: 3-D epoxy

Build the tail first by laying a base of white marabou on rear the hook shank, take two or three strands of clear flashabou and tie in so they extend no more than 1" past the marabou. Add a very small amount of the lavender and pink marabou for accent. Another small amount of olive on top, Add 4-5 pieces of hurl, tie off and cement. (This tie-off point should not be further forward than the point of the hook.)
I like to start my deer head on top of the tied-off materials by adding a small drop of super-glue to help keep the first bunch in place. From there on its stack and wrap, keeping the material packed as tight as you can as you go forward. If you get fancy you can try adding the white throat on the bottom. (BTW, a trick from Bill Catherwood for packing hair is to cut the top off the cap of a BIC pen so that the hole will fit over the eye of the hook. You can use it to pack the material backwards and to add a half-hitch occasionally to keep the head tight.)
When you get right up to the eye, tie it off by holding your bobbin and thread horizontally (pull back to you) and add a couple small drops of super glue right to the thread. Then finish winding and the glue will lock the threads without knotting.
Trim the head to a very small profile( scissors or razor blade, your choice ), make a small hollow on each side for the eyes, apply a drop of goop and secure the eyes.

Bob Pink
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mega Sand Eel Jim Miller >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 5 06-29-2008 08:58 PM
Floating/Darting Sand eel-FB striblue >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 13 05-18-2003 08:22 AM
sand eel steelheadmike Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 2 04-08-2002 09:33 AM
Grizzly Sand eel striblue >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 0 04-01-2002 11:12 PM
YASE (Yet Another Sand Eel) StriperTom >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 5 03-21-2000 09:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)