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 Post subject: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:19 pm 
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(I posted this on my Zara Spook post on the Drake)

Have ya'll seen these Pole Dancers or used them yet? check it: http://www.flyfishingoutfitters.com/p/s ... &retrieve=

http://www.youtube.com/user/lelandfly#p ... JT5ei8WEvQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeatp-UTY7M


Opinions? Ideas? Looks like they might be sold out across the country, even though they are $12 & $24 each.

Wonder where I could get some of those foam heads in bulk?


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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:21 pm 
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Charlie Bisharat is the only one who makes the heads. As far as I know he supplies umpqua with all the heads for the commercial flies. He uses an injection mold to create them. The pole dancer head is very thin walled...much thinner than I would have guessed from looking at the photos. The other unique thing about the head is that it has a very steep taper...very wide at the back to very narrow at the nose. The small and the medium are both very effective on smallmouth in our southern rivers.

They are also larger than umpqua advertises. The small is a little over 4 inches long and the medium is about 5 and 3/4 inches.

You wanna talk about a fun fly to fish!? This is it


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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:33 pm 
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southernstrain wrote:
Charlie Bisharat is the only one who makes the heads. As far as I know he supplies umpqua with all the heads for the commercial flies. He uses an injection mold to create them. The pole dancer head is very thin walled...much thinner than I would have guessed from looking at the photos. The other unique thing about the head is that it has a very steep taper...very wide at the back to very narrow at the nose. The small and the medium are both very effective on smallmouth in our southern rivers.

They are also larger than umpqua advertises. The small is a little over 4 inches long and the medium is about 5 and 3/4 inches.

You wanna talk about a fun fly to fish!? This is it


Hey Mr. knowitall....actually I think that head is cut out of 2mm foam with the river roads creations minnow head cutter....
http://www.riverroadcreations.com/image ... dSetSm.JPG
looks the same to me after studdying all the pictures?? :? :o ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:37 pm 
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Nope, not the same tall boy! :twisted:

3d vs. 2d

Newer is more better


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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:51 pm 
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southernstrain wrote:
Nope, not the same tall boy! :twisted:

3d vs. 2d

Newer is more better



Never mind...I should have watched the tutorial...those are Raineys preshaped poppers.

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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:30 pm 
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The tutorial is yes...however after comparing one of those to the real deal they are completely different

here's some photo's of the real thing for comparison

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And I thought this was interesting...all the material is tied onto a tube and inserted into the head

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The pole dancer walks much easier and casts much easier than the other guys creation. It would take a long time to dremel away a rainys head to be comparable. It would be nearly impossible to get the exact same results over and over without a mold.


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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:35 pm 
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OH..OH :o .....Overloaded went overboard again....." Hey Mr. knowitall ".

Yep...my buddie Tom keeps things interesting....but...Ya can't tell him anything :shock: .


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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:50 pm 
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I still say it could be tied using 2mm foam and the minnow head cutter!! :twisted:

But if the rest of ya'll knew Southernstrain...you'd know he does'nt tie flies.....he just buys $24 stuff off the web :o

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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:28 pm 
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I tried to learn to tie flies once...but good help is hard to find :twisted:

edit: this foam is maybe 1mm thick if that very thin other than the front end past the hook eye


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 Post subject: Re: Zara Spook Fly
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:32 am 
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Harry Steeves and Blake Choclatt have been tying this fly using Loco foam for years.

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