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Old 03-07-2008, 09:12 AM
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Thinking flats and micro's. 2.5" clouser style,#4 hook, beadchain eyes. olive over lavender over pale green thin hackles.
What say ye .... flats guru's?



Spring clave?
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:27 AM
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Jim, I have tied some very similar and they are great during the spring clave and on the flats...very small, subtle and match the size of the smaller sand eels.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:01 AM
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Thanks John... I knew I could count on you to reply!
FWIW: I kinda like the way the black eyes look from above. Also I did these with only 1 piece of flash. Is that enough or too much for selective fish in your neighborhood?
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:17 AM
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Yes indeed, I did a couple with DNA...not the ones you previously refered to...but 6 or 7 hairs of Olive DNA over 6 or 7 white hairs with one strip of flash down both sides... extremely thin, not really transparent , but it had that usual DNA wavy action.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:03 PM
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Sweet looking stuff jim. I love the DNA frosty fibers- my new material of choice.

Can't wait to build some with the tuffleye heads too.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:25 PM
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Been attending the Fishing the Cape Tying Demos this winter, and a lot of the presenters have been showing extremely small sand eel patterns.

I like yours better, saddle hackle makes everything better.

I've been trying to get the DNA stuff to work for me, how to you guys build bulk with it? So far I've only been happen with how it looks as part of a fly - similar to the way flash is used.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:50 PM
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I've been using it in place of other "hair type" products for my clousers. I also did some spearing or spike mack patterns last year that I wanted to try out on tunoids. For any long, thin application, I don't think the stuff can be beat.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:07 PM
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Those flies will be real killers. I often have good results with the micro stuff. FishHawk
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:08 PM
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By the way, Jim, do you ever work?
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:14 PM
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Jimbo.....last season for fishing the flats of Monomoy...I went even smaller (1 1/2 to 2 inches). Used almost all natural materials and kept it sparsely dressed....they worked real well.
I used white micro barbell eyes with black pupils tied 1/3 back of eye in order to mimic the sloped snout of a sandeel.
Top to botton I used:
about 8 strsands of olive deer hair...on top of..
one thin piece of chartreous maribou
wrapped shank with 4 stands of flashaboo...left one each side the length of the fly
under hook (front)..a couple of strands of white maribou
When wet, the fly was maybe a tad over 1/16th of an inch thick
Thing looked great in the water and moved even with no retrieve.
Tied on #4 hooks
Ron
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:42 PM
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Another insinuation...

For later in the season when the lances have matured a bit...
Fished on the edge of dark clouds of mid-water column cruising Brewstah skinny critterz...
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:02 AM
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Thanks Ron & Pete
I'll try those spiffy ties
They look super.
Titleguy.... yup... Work.... sometimes
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Mature Sand Lance

Hey Pete, that one is pretty sporty! Any chance you could share the tying instructions? Might have need for some this year in late June.

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Hey Sean,

Iíve not had much luck using DNA fiber; then again my limited ability should not be used to judge the merit of any material. I donít like the material, but thatís just me.
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