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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: streamer
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Tough crowd here. :lol: That or just busy.
Me? I might taper/lengthen the wing a tad. Looks like very nice ties to me.


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To me the bottom one looks the best proportioned ( not that I know) I would think that bottom taper in the lighter colors like those above it would represent a threadfin shad baitfish very well. The top ones seem "too fat" but that could change once worked in the water.

I would be interested in seeing what they look like working... thats the tell all there. Nice ties BTW


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Overall, I like the idea of this fly. Here's what I don't know. Is the bottom (belly) material going to smooth out into a taper, or will it be too"chunky" in the water. I like Theron's idea of lengthening/tapering the mid-section a bit, and maybe add a dark/defining lateral line and wing topping material. I like DNA Holo-fiber or FluoroFiber for both.

What hook are you using? What size? It looks like a wide gap worm or tube bait hook. That's a hard hook style to incorporate into the right proportions of belly/body/wing, but I think you're real close. Round body styles like that of a baby bluegill tend to swim on their sides, too, so you may want to weight the belly to make a keel there. One bead oughta do it. Silver bead/white belly, and copper bead/orange belly.

All that being said, I think it's a nice fly that'll catch fish. Tank test it and tell us how it swims/moves/sinks. Those three things will really determine how successful your fly is.

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 Post subject: Re: streamer
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I think these are in size 1 ,2 and 1/0.
all are weighted at the rear bend in the hook.
Gamakatsu g lock hooks usually used for soft plastics.
Materials on bellys are ep fiber or cct material depending on which.I do Thanks all who responded.Ill try to get a video up of action in water but I think it will be mostly a profile and suspend pattern.Again thanks

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Rob.....the EP fibers don't slink together like say marabou....it'll come together a little but you'll mostly have the same profile you see while dry. I agree with the majority.....thin them out just a bit and a slightly longer taper. I (and this is just my personal opinion) don't think you need nearly as much material to give the illusion of a baitfish. I would cut the white material down to half of what you have there.....strech the grey out a bit and taper it....and keep the big eyes.....and as streamer mentioned....think about something like silver scale flash for a lateral line....and maybe just a thin strip of black DNA holofusion over the back. All that said....I'd think that those will still catch fish.

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I didn't intend for the material to impart much movement .I tied it as a profile pattern.Thanks for the input!

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robbcoats wrote:
I didn't intend for the material to impart much movement


If you have never fished an ep type fly....you might be surprised then

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I know the winging will move but the short trimmed body portion prolly won't.Whish is what I am aiming for slow fall almost suspend when tossed with a floating line and a dart when stripped that will push some water.Once I get the colors worked out for the forage I think it will be a good situational fly.I really do aprish the comments and more thoughts would be great.Keeps you thinking
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