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yeah these are tied on a belly bumper hook so if you weight the shank it flips the fly hook point up every time.  It also has an extended straight section after the eye that lets you build the head how you want it.  Great hook and i am gonna work on a craw pattern with it too...i have a few ideas in my head already :)

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Just a couple more ties tonight.  I don't have the right materials for the head on this one but it worked.  Ironically enough, the white one I did first and I think it looks better than the second one.  I got a little careless on the second one and when i try and tie tomorrow I will fix that situation for sure.  Bot should catch some fish though, to bad the rivers are gonna be blown out for a while.  

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Thanks for the directions, flyfisher.   I like the crayfish patterns.  I hadn't tied any Zonkers since one of my first tying classes I took.  Decided to add them to my fly box last year, after watching one of the guys in my salt water club tie them at our table at the Fly Tying Symposium in NJ.  I've got a whole bunch of zonker strips to use up and I can only tie so many zonkers.  Since this seems to be the only post related to fly fishing would you mind if I post some of my flies here as I tie them.  You and I have different tying styles and I prefer top water for bass.

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I love topwater for bass too but I don't tie too much of them as of right now.  Feel free to add whatever you want on here.  I am always open to critiques of my flies and seeing others work to give me some ideas.

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Sounds like a plan.  I stay away from any material that has to be trimmed to shape, so no deer hair or EP fibers.  I do a lot with foam but do some bait fish pattern and streamers.  I'm working on some weedless frog patterns right now.  The lake my friends and I fish in the Poconos gets pretty weedy in the summer and I'd like to drag some flies across them to see what's lurking underneath.  I'm going to work on a couple tomorrow and I'll take a couple of pictures. 

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Time to keep the thread going Here's a few all purpose poppers that I "tied" up over the winter.  By general purpose I mean I'll use them in fresh water or salt water.  I used the pre-formed soft foam popper bodies.  Tied on Daihichi  2461 hooks, size 1/0.  

 

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This look real good.  I haven't gotten into tying poppers other than spun deer hair every once in a while.  Those are fantastic though.

 

I am finally gonna get out tomorrow and hopefully get myself into some good smallmouth action.

 

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On 4/13/2020 at 11:44 PM, flyfisher said:

Just a couple more ties tonight.  I don't have the right materials for the head on this one but it worked.  Ironically enough, the white one I did first and I think it looks better than the second one.  I got a little careless on the second one and when i try and tie tomorrow I will fix that situation for sure.  Bot should catch some fish though, to bad the rivers are gonna be blown out for a while.  

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Do you have a fly recipe for that white fly?

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18 minutes ago, bigbassin' said:

Do you have a fly recipe for that white fly?

pretty sure they are the jedi mind trick fly but instead of baitfish emulator i used an EP Style brush and the head EP style fibers.  I may have made some other adjustments based on what I had on hand.  I will say that I have tied a couple using craft fur for the head like they recommend and it works very well when reverse tied in to give the head it's shape.  

I tend to follow recipes somewhat loosely and modify as i see fit though or even take pieces off one pattern and another and make my own version.  Gonna be able to try them out tomorrow at least for the first time in a while and i hope the fish cooperate.

 

 

 

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Nice ties, flyfisher.  I expect to see some pictures of smallies you fooled.  That was an interesting video.  A little bit of everything in the fly.  I like the machine that shows how the fly moves, pity they're so d**n expensive.  I saw one in action once at a local Orvis store where my salt water club was doing a tying demonstration.  Good luck tomorrow.

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Yeah the reverse tie of the bucktail to help flare everything out is very helpful and something i have used on other flies when i am looking for that action.  

about to load up and head out...was hoping to get out early but the wife had to work unexpectedly so i am on kid detail for a little longer.....

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Thank God for sunfish.  They've saved many a day for me.  I never give up on a stretch of a creek or river after the first time.  Second time no fish.  Time to move on.  What did you catch it on?

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Nice, caught on a deer hair bug.  Weedless?   I'm still in the fly tying mode, or today making some in line spinners for my fishing buddies.  Probably won't get out until the middle of June.

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Nice catch Flyfisher!  I think I remember you from the old KBF forums.  I really need to tie up some flies for bass and carry them out bass fishing.  I went out one time for panfish and caught a 4lber on a size 12 Adams on a 3 wt.  That was a lot of fun.

 

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20 hours ago, Fallser said:

Nice, caught on a deer hair bug.  Weedless?   I'm still in the fly tying mode, or today making some in line spinners for my fishing buddies.  Probably won't get out until the middle of June.

yeah it isn't one i tied but your typical dahlberg diver.  I got out today and went with conventional gear and lost one as big as this one.  I set the hook, he went deep and i tried not to let him jump but he did and the jig hook actually tore out piece of his mouth cause it was still on the hook lol  

8 hours ago, rickyg said:

Nice catch Flyfisher!  I think I remember you from the old KBF forums.  I really need to tie up some flies for bass and carry them out bass fishing.  I went out one time for panfish and caught a 4lber on a size 12 Adams on a 3 wt.  That was a lot of fun.

 

Rick

i have caught some big LM on slow sinking spiders when fishing for sunnies.  And yeah, i used to go on those forums back in their infancy then kayak fishing turned into a **** show so i backed off from that scene....lol

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I usually get into "discussions"  about the size of flies needed to catch pan fish and bass.  My pan fish flies are tied on size 6 and 8 hooks.  For bass I start with size 6  and this year I've been tying poppers on 4/0.  The fish in my avatar is my PB measured out at 21 inches.  If you look hard you can see the fly, a floating mop fly, in the corner of it's mouth. I caught it on when I was fishing for pan fish.

Speaking of flies I still can't do any fishing, took a break from tying frogs and making in-line spinners.  The first couple are Surf Candies designed to imitate silversides and bay anchovies in salt water.  I've never really tried them in fresh water, though I don't see why they wouldn't work.  The last one is a peanut bunker imitation.  Should pass for shad in the local lakes.

 

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Time to give this a bump up.  I've been tying up some subsurface flies.  These are updated version of a fly called the Calcasieu Pig Boat developed in the early 1950's.  Rather than trying to imitate a bait fish, it was tied to imitate the Hawaiian Wiggler, the hot bass lure of the time.   It's probably first spinner bait.  FWIW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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