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#1 Local66

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Posted February 12 2010 - 1:39 AM

A quick and easy fly I tie for black drum/redfish in my area. It's just a big mess of furnace hackles palmered onto a#4 SL11-3h with brass/lead eyes.




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#2 flytyingguy1

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Posted February 12 2010 - 2:18 AM

Very Nice!

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Posted February 12 2010 - 7:02 AM

Very Nice!! I love quick easy flies that work.

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Posted February 12 2010 - 9:03 AM

I love simple stuff that works. That is a great tie.

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Posted February 12 2010 - 9:20 AM

That would work over here in the UK, for the bass.

Nice tie.

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Posted February 12 2010 - 9:38 AM

Perfect! Very nice. Simple is best,

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Posted February 12 2010 - 9:44 AM

BRAVO-ZULU[well done].Match the bottom and you could fish that anywhere.Lighter on the flats ,that one along the grass beds the bass on the Cape will crush that

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Posted February 12 2010 - 10:02 AM

Love the simplicity. I might have to try that this year myself, still haven't done any fishing with crab patterns despite them being all over the place.

Whats a furnace hackle though?

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Posted February 12 2010 - 11:12 AM

Job well done!
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Posted February 12 2010 - 11:54 AM

Local- very nice job.





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"Furnace" is used to describe a hackle color where the feathers are brown with a black center along the stem line the length of the feather. Some other terms used to describe hackle colors with black center stripes:





"Silver badger" white or cream with a black center line





"Golden badger" ginger with a black center line

#11 Dave T.

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Posted February 12 2010 - 12:56 PM

I like the furnace hackle, I have had good luck with the same pattern tied with tan grizzly hackles on size 1 and 1/0 hooks, I just add a couple of strands of rootbeer krystal flash in between the splayed hackle tips. It is one of my go to patterns (along with Borski's slider and fur shrimp) for big Keys bones, and is my primary fly when the chance to cast to a permit is available.

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Posted February 12 2010 - 3:14 PM


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BRAVO-ZULU[well done].Match the bottom and you could fish that anywhere.Lighter on the flats ,that one along the grass beds the bass on the Cape will crush that






I have a lighter cape that I use too, I also tie it with plastic bead chain and a lighter hook (gami B10S) from time to time to give more of a neutral bouyancy. Our reds get alot of presure and there are days when you can't throw anything with lead eyes within 10ft of a tail.


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Posted February 12 2010 - 4:07 PM


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I have a lighter cape that I use too, I also tie it with plastic bead chain and a lighter hook (gami B10S) from time to time to give more of a neutral bouyancy. Our reds get alot of presure and there are days when you can't throw anything with lead eyes within 10ft of a tail.





I was going to ask if you went to a dark hook on the dark flies[yep!].I take a sharpie marker in brwn or green when on the flats and if the fish get spooky i'll go the the marker on the hook,saved the day with many a client.

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Posted February 12 2010 - 4:08 PM

looks like a Borski Chernobal crab minus the spun deer hair

nice job, looks sweet
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Posted February 12 2010 - 4:11 PM

Love it. I could absolutely slaughter fluke with that fly. Fluke love the crab patterns.
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