Posted January 19 2013 - 11:28 PM
Posted January 20 2013 - 12:22 AM
Really like those patterns
If you dont mind me asking, are you Tim A. from facebook?
Posted January 20 2013 - 04:00 PM
Posted January 20 2013 - 04:41 PM
Posted January 21 2013 - 02:25 PM
This first one is obviously a black leech but it includes pink UV polar chenille wrapped in with the rabbit. This fly is tied with 20# dacron backing using a furling technique a friend showed me. Here is a you tube link of Chris tying a pink worm. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATZXKYJEMAE We have modified the technique a little to tie these articulated leeches with the UV polar chenille. I catch way more trout and salmon with the UV materials. I have caught big rainbows, dolly varden, steelhead, coho and king salmon on this fly or color variations. I have also tied this with tarpon hooks and 30# backing for the salt but have not fished it. We also tie this in flesh colors with no weight.
Here are some color variations:
This next one is a squid I learned from Jonny King. This is his kinky muddler style of fly. I have tied these articulated style of kinky muddlers with many materials like fox and rabbit to look like not only squids but also baitfish for both fresh and saltwater and also sculpins. Big rainbows love sculpins (I don't have any pics).
A craft fur pink squid:
Posted January 21 2013 - 02:35 PM
1. Using the furling technique with 20# dacron allows the rear portion of the fly to stick out a little straighter and not wrap around the leader (like that third pic of the brwon kinky muddler). Other materials like power pro braid don't have as much rigidity.
2. KF aka sax has been playing with rubber legs in his articulated flies. I'll let him post pics.
3. I have been adding contrasting colors of rubber legs or ostrich tied in just behind the lead eyes. Gives the flies more pizzazz.
Posted January 21 2013 - 02:40 PM
Posted January 21 2013 - 06:45 PM
I am now using UV on many of my saltwater flies, especially those I fish deep (say more than 15 feet). The UV seems to be more effective, particularly on tarpon fished down to depths of 70 to 100 feet. I have not seen much difference on flies with UV fished in bright daylight or near the surface.
Question for you-on your second photo, is there a tube in the fly on the right?
Posted January 21 2013 - 06:57 PM
Thanks for the elaboration. Like I said, I'll be sure to include UV on more trout flies & night flies in general in the upcoming season. Hopefully I'll have similar results.
Somehow I doubt you fish for tarpon with flies at 70-100' depth. You need to explain that scenario.
There is no tube in any of these flies. You may be seeing the glass beads through which I've threaded the connection loop. These stiffen and protect the connection.
Posted January 21 2013 - 07:57 PM
Posted January 21 2013 - 08:01 PM
That is some nice stuff.Real nice.
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Posted January 21 2013 - 08:06 PM
KF aka sax has been playing with rubber legs in his articulated flies. I'll let him post pics.
As Fisheye mentioned, several incorporating rubber legs. I've also used ostrich and rhea in dubbing loops tied in just behind the barbell eyes. I prefer tying these with rubber legs though. So much more challenging to tie. All of these top out around 6". Hook is a Gama B103 Size 4.
Char bunny with UV Polar Chenille Char rubber legs & UV purple dubbed head
Char bunny/ UV Polar Chenille Purple and rubber legs
Black bunny w UV Polar Chenille Copper rubber legs
Thanks Phil for sharing the knowledge- standing on the shoulders of giants, the evolution continues.