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Old 01-19-2009, 02:33 PM
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TUNA FLY SWAP, PART II

Flies for the swap are being received, and as they are, I'll be posting pictures and recipes. There are nine participants: Sol, Vtloon, Striblue, CSJ60, Jim Miller, Quentin, SMcDermott, Fin Addiction, and myself. They should all be received by mid-February.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:40 PM
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Sol's Tuna FLy...

Fly Pattern: General baitfish
Hook: Tiemco 600SP, size 3/0
Thread: White Flymaster Plus
Tail: White rabbit, strip, out 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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One of Two Tuna Flies by Vtloon...

Baitfish Pattern

Hook: TMC 600SP 4/0
Body: pearl body-braid
Tail: white bucktail from bottom of tail as underlying stiffener, then salt & pepper Flash-a-bou over; put a little Softex on bucktail before laying down Flash-a-bou.
Belly: pearl flash-a-bou
Underwing: yellow SF Flashblend
Wing: Salt & pepper Flash-a-bou
Eyes: Fly Eyze 1/4 inch
Thread: fine mono
Tuff-Flye at head of fly for head cement and to "train" wing flash
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2nd Tuna Fly by Vtloon...

Hook: TMC 600SP 4/0
Underbody: root beer Estaz
Tentacles: pink and white bucktail from tip; lead through eye loop in opposite directions & tie on opposite side of hook
Underwing/Body: pearl Flash-a-bou
Wing/Body: pearl & Salt & pepper Flash-a-bou
Mantle: pink Bird-Furr base strands
Eyes: 3-D Eyes 3/8 inch; these are on a 30# mono loop ala Ray Stachalchek

Use Tuff-Flye to bond the eyes to the mono loop and to strengthen loop to hook bond; mono loop also acts to prevent fouling and to spread/separate tentacles.
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JimS' Tuna Fly...

Pamet Special, slightly modified from its creator, Rich Murphy

Hook: 3/0 TMC 600SP
Thread: Fine monofilament
Tail: Cashmere goat four to nine inches long and tapered
Belly: sparse white arctic fox, tied in at mid-shank
Wing: bottom to top - sparse pink bucktail, sparse lavender bucktail, spare olive bucktail, three olive saddle hackles, staggered with the shortest on the bottom
Flash: six strands of ultraviolet Krystal Flash on each side
Head: Pearl EZ Body, medium diameter
Eyes: 1/4 inch prismatic

A coat of 30 minute epoxy is applied to the front half of the head, which includes the eyes. This fly is about 8 inches long.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:46 PM
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Wow!
You guys are setting a high standard!
Jim... I'm confused
Should I send 7 or 8 flys?

All tied up (7) and will send out this weekend.
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I have not been able to do mine so please don't include me in the numbers...Thanks
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Jim, seven is fine. You will get seven in return. Looking forward to your ties.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:30 PM
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Thanks Jim
Maybe I can send you a better photo.
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Actually, I think it looks like USPS had their way with that fly. Is there a pre-postal mauling photo? (Looks like one of my usual ties, but the fish don't seem to care)
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:05 AM
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Actually, I think it looks like USPS had their way with that fly.
or the cat!

actually it's tough to mail flys. I put them in plastic sleeves and then in a padded mailing envelope ....
Jim S: hopefully all did not show up mangled? If they did... I can re tie and re send.
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Jim Miller's Tuna Fly...

Jimbo, I deleted the original post. After viewing the photo, it didn't do your tie justice. Here is another photo, following a rinse to straighten the feathers:



Jonnie shared this with the crew at Stripers on Line last spring. It was recently featured in a fly tying magazine.

Jonny's Kinky Muddler

Materials:
4/0 TMC 600 SP
Large fly rattle
Mono thread
White hackle
Kingfisher blue hackle
Chartreuse hackle
Steve Farrar Flash Blend White
Steve Farrar Flash Blend Mackeral
Dome eyes
White bucktail
Mirage Silver flashabou

Procedure:
Tie in bucktail
Tie in white hackle flatwing style curving up
Tie in white hackle flatwing style curving down
Tie in flash
Tie in 2 kingfisher blue hackles flatwing style
Tie in 2 or 3 chartreuse hackles flatwing style
Tie in rattle on top of shank
Tie in bunches of white and mackeral flash blend
(alternate top and bottom and tie in folded style)
Tie the flash blend thick...like deer hair on a muddler
Trim up the flash blend to the desired shape
Dome eyes set in Goop

I added the rattle. It makes getting a good shape with the Flash Blend a little bit harder...but I think it will help draw strikes. Look up Jonny's original tie of this pattern. My copy does not do it justice.
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Thanks Jim!
looks like what I put in the mail
BTW: Like you said... a warm water rinse and a blow dry usually does wonders to bring a fly back to life.
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2 down last nite but I ran out of vodka...
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2 down last nite but I ran out of vodka...
What....plying the fish with drink, now?
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