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Old 04-24-2002, 03:53 PM
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Striblue,

Thanks for the tip on the Angel Hair Baitfish. Your way works a million times better!! I whipped up some Peanut Bunker last night and they came out great.


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Old 04-24-2002, 04:49 PM
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I am glad it worked out... keep refining it as you go... In fact I have made some tiny one inch bait fish the same way.
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Old 04-25-2002, 08:16 AM
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You know Striblue I tend to tie most of my flies on the small side. 2-4 inches. If I'm fishing from a boat I use larger 6-8 inch flies. I think the smaller ones look better ( to me at least ). The only downside of the material is it holds ALOT of water. I am using Mega Mush instead of Angel Hair. Throwing a 7 inch fly on the beach feels like I'm casting a stone.
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Old 04-25-2002, 09:05 AM
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You might consider trying EP Fibers in a hi-tie style. You'll be able to tie flies up to 12", and still be able to cast them easily w/ an 8wt.

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Old 04-25-2002, 03:51 PM
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EP fibers? I don't think I know what the stuff is. Does it go by another name?
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Old 04-25-2002, 03:56 PM
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Sea Fibers, Enrico Puglisi Fibers...not sure what he's calling it
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Old 04-25-2002, 08:04 PM
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I think it is very close or the same thing as "Near Hair".
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Old 04-26-2002, 08:20 AM
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Got Ya

Oh ok. Now I know the stuff. That too holds some water. Do all of you tie sparse with it? I have a boat load of that material but found its fouling qualities combined with its ability to hold a gallon of water to be a bit frustrating at times.
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You need to tie it EXTREMELY sparse...take as little as you think you need (then use HALF as much)....

If tied properly, it should hold no water, casts easily in large sizes and when the fish are on wide-bodies, I've found those patterns to be deadly.

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Old 04-26-2002, 09:45 AM
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Thanks.. I'll tie some up this weekend the way you describe. I also want to put some BIG Chicken Flies together. I think I'm jumping the gun with the BIG stuff though. Think Small, Think Small.
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So just what is this tip?
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