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Old 06-29-2008, 01:28 PM
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8" long on 3/0. Hopefully tuna candy.
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:50 PM
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Holy Cow Jim! Could you email me a bigger pic? I wanna have a look at that. It looks like a work of art. w_jones@conknet.com
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:36 PM
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Beautiful tie. My only concern would be the propensity to foul. With tuna you work too hard to get in position to get a good shot to have a fouled fly on the end of the line. 8" long feathers are a nightmare with fast moving high density line in my experience. Might I suggest adding a stifner of some sort that will extend at least an inch or so beyond the shank. Corsair tubing or even a bit of softex (insert your favorite non-toxic substitute) would probably do the trick.

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Jim, That baby is cool. Thanks for the bigger pic. I can see me having a fly that long wrapped around my rod tip
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Thanks all.
Sean ... hopefully the polar bear under the hackles (flatwing style) will prevent fouling. Works pretty well on bass patterns.
I have tied "first light" patterns with the bunny strip & tubing.... You are right...they are bomb proof.
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