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 Post subject: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Anybody else mess with these?? I picked a few up figuring they had potential and tried out a deadhead minnow version I will call the wobblehead minnow....

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I secured the lip to the hook with a heavy layer of thread.....

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then coated that and formed a strengthening foundation underneath with CCG....

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then tied in my craftfur body....

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Colored it and added the eyes....

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it seems pretty uniform....hoping it will swim properly....

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I'll follow up after its been water tested.....

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I've already got a few other ideas for these floating around in my noggin. :D

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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:56 am 
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Tom looks good, have you considered adding a rattle or two.

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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:25 pm 
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That looks deadly

I am anxiously awaiting your field test..............Sir

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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
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Well....I tried #1 and #3 #1 was a complete failure....wobbled a little but then started flipping upside down and whirling in circles. #3 swam pretty good and looked damn good in the water...but then I lost it

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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:47 am 
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Tom

You might want to tie in some lead on the bottom of the hook shank to make a keel.
That might stop the roll.
As light at the # 1 fly is now, I think it will roll until you get a keel on it

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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:51 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Tom

You might want to tie in some lead on the bottom of the hook shank to make a keel.
That might stop the roll.
As light at the # 1 fly is now, I think it will roll until you get a keel on it

JT

JT...that was my thinking...I think the rabbit strip acted as a keel or more even like a small parachute behind the fly keeping it in line and tracking true. One other thing besides the weight issue was I did make the lip on #1 almost straight down thinking I wanted it to be a shallow runner...that may to have had a negative effect....Like I said #3 ran good and I did'nt try any others...so theres still potential....just something to play with when I only have short bits to tie.

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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Tom,

I believe a longer denser body on a 4-6x long shank hook will work better with them fly lips.
My money is on Todds wiggle minnow ;)

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 Post subject: Re: fly lips for flures
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:54 pm 
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croaker wrote:
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My money is on Todds wiggle minnow ;)

don


Don...if you saw my stash of foam cylanders...you'd know I agree a 100% ...this is just something to play with...never know....something good may come out of a little experimentation.

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