Got back to work today and the flies were sitting here waiting. Thanks a ton Mike you've been a great swap host I would have dropped the ball at some point or been a dick
AT thats a classic post... A nice healthy does of honesty from a self proclaimed "bottom rung a-hole" al a Suck style. I haven't had time to go over all the flies yet but they look very promising. I have a couple questions about your fly I'll ask when I get a minute to look it over... It may also see some bath tub time before hand. One way or another it's going to be entertaining watching everyone defend their patterns
Oh and in reply to my grade, this was hanging back in the middle of all this so I just quoted it. I've fished it quite a bit since I first tied it so I'll add this. All the trout except one have eaten it head first so I haven't been using a trailing hook any longer. The stinger hook will really only be useful if your swinging it or have just want a AK stinger style because of regs and such. I now tie it on a Gama Stinger hook.
NICH wrote:So here it be. There is concept behind the fly. I wanted to send something that everyone in the swap could throw on their home waters or wherever for that matter. So I had to come up with something that could catch salmonids, bass, pike, musky and a ton of saltwater fish. You can dead drift it, swing it, jerk strip it or let it slither around. It has two hooks, a short shank wide gape for the front and (some Gama bait hook) and a Gama octopus stinger hook. So If you going after big game fish take the stinger off and for salmonids and smaller game cut the front hook off so it's a AK stinger style rig... Or if you want to get down and dirty and throw both I don't care, but pinch the barbs for sure. It didn't make them huge (they are about 5 1/2'') and I chose chartreuse or white since that color combo fishes just about everywhere. But the idea is that you can adapt the hook configuration to the game your chasing. It looks bulky but it slims down quite a bit and the materials hold little to no water so it's not a bitch to cast all day long.
I haven't fished the fly a ton but the first test run showed some great promise and it flutters and dances a lot. I'd like to know how it fishes for you guys and what species you have success with. Any other feedback is always welcomed as usual. I put a good amount of time and thought into these and I hope they don't disappoint Oh and I need a good name for this one... Any ideas?
Thanks for the feedback AT let me know what you think when you get to fish it.
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We've already discussed pissed stained goat pubes and their applications in fly tying... Do a search dumb@$$! JoshO