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Old 12-28-2008, 12:39 PM
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Jim,,, oh no... nothing wrong.... just don't want to commit right now...I may verry well have some flies ready....but will let Jim know close to the end.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:28 PM
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Jim, Striblue will come thru with some killer flies. He's occupied with the NFL and NE. It was pretty decisive today against Buffalo. The Steelers looked good today against the ho-hum Browns.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:32 PM
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Got the hooks I ordered. I've fiddled with a couple of prototypes, and now I'll start tying. I may see if I can make the same fly a baitfish or a squid by changing the eye size & position.
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Im doing this for Sol since I owe him a half dozen on top of the swap.....Count me in...
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:36 AM
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Nice!
But...... do you ever catch any thing on those pretty ties?
(just kidding my friend! )
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Jeff (Fin Addiction), welcome aboard! Just got Sol's flies for the sap. I'll post photos this weekend. Look forward to your contribution, along with the rest. We've got a solid base of experienced flytyers here.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:24 PM
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Yo Jim

What's my time frame???????....*gulp*
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End of the month is crunch time. Sol's flies look terrific!

Jeff, as a baitologist, which was consistenly the predominant one, if just one?
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:14 PM
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Well these fish this year up my way were crunchers....I'm a firm believer in using a fly that stands out. If bluefin are tearing up schools of 4 inch sandeels, then im gonna tye a fly that is 6 inches, and a bit fuller. ..I like tying flies that cross between a sandeel and a baitfish....
If the tuna are on pogies like they were earlier in the year then the biggest, baddest fly in your box stripped hard is gonna get whalloped...
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:56 PM
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Hey, I'm tying an ocean size sand eel... Jeff, bet your flies will be great.

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Old 01-04-2009, 02:51 PM
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Sol's Tuna Fly...

GENERAL BAITFISH

HOOK: Tiemco 600SP, size 3/0
THREAD: White Flymaster Plus
TAIL: White rabbit strip, ouf of medium E-Z body tubing*
WING AND BELLY: Kinky fibre-camel/yellow/tan/white/; strands of pearl and orange crystal flash
BODY: *Medium E-Z body tubing (with hook threaded through)
EYES: 1/4 inch 3-D molded adhesive eyes
HEAD: Zap a Dap a Goo II
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:04 PM
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Done

The last coat of Sally Hansen is drying to gloss up the Tuff-Flye. Flies should be in the mail tomorrow or Monday: 7 plus an extra for the Swap-meister.
The Squid share the same hook, thread and a bit of the same flash, but that's about all.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:57 AM
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Todd, looking forward to your creations using Tuffleye. I've yet to make the switch to replace traditional 5 and 30-minute epoxy. I'll start a new thread next week to showcase photos and recipes for the fly swap.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:14 PM
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Tuna fly swap

I came across a 1999 Nelson Bryant article entitled "The Pleasure of Tying Flies in the Grip of Winter" this afternoon. Among other things the article states "Catching fish with self-tied flies is the major thrill awaiting practitioners of this gentle art." I agree with that, and note that a friend just caught his first sailfish on a fly on a trip to Coats Rica - and the fly was one of mine. It would be great to catch a tuna on one of our swap flies.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:30 PM
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I'm doing a tinker mackeral.
Materials are ordered..... probably tie up next weekend.
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