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Kinky Muddler Tinker Mackeral

post #1 of 9
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Hook - Gamagatzu SC15 3/0
Thread - Ultra fine Mono
Body - H20 Slinky fiber Natural Tied with V Ties.
Belly - H20 Slinky Fiber white tied with V Ties.
Tail - H20 Slinky fiber natural high tied over white.
Eyes -Jurrasic Green


Kinky Muddler Tinker mackeral inspired by Jonny King.... I have been on this kinky muddler trip for a little while now......
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post #2 of 9
The picture head on looks cute joe
post #3 of 9
Looks like you did a great job! I do have one little suggestion though, if you basically do a short hollow tie for the last mucnh of h20 fiber, you hsould get a slightly more compact head on the fly.
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Originally Posted by bigflies View Post
Looks like you did a great job! I do have one little suggestion though, if you basically do a short hollow tie for the last mucnh of h20 fiber, you hsould get a slightly more compact head on the fly.



I did a hollow tie at the end just like jonny says little one ....(.actually it's supposed to be a reverse tie)this is Just a trimming issue and the reason u don't want a tight compact head vs. A bigger More broad head is because u want to create a vortex behind the head so the tail swims.. Much like larry's Dalberg divers....



With that said yes I could have trimmed the head a little more but this fly is gonna swim and catch fish!



I see your E.P muddlers and to tell you the truth you should stay away from e.P fibers for these ties unles you blend E.P with kinky fibers or Slink fibers or use white E.P for just the belly. Just like in feb 2010 of FFSW mag. Pg 26.

Al Quattrocchi uses E.P for the belly of his kink muddlers or his version of the Minty mac Attack.



If I use a long shank hook like the Varivas 994 I can get more V ties in and make a longer body....
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by flyfishdelmarva View Post
The picture head on looks cute joe


That is a cute little Mac... which the stripes will eat up like crazy
post #6 of 9
Great job Joe -- you do the fly proud. Totally nailed the head shape, and the nose doesn't look too fat to me at all. Have you tried tying a mackeral with dyed grizzly saddles for the tail? I think you posted others with saddle tails. I've got some old pictures somewhere, and had a bunch of them, but I gave them away. They swim even better with the saddles for the tails. Bucktail, craft fur, and fox all work well too, and you can just stripe them with a marker, the way you did with the Kinky Fiber. Been a while since I've seen macks like I used to, but when they're around, fish seem to love them. My buddy had big bass beaching themselves chasing them on the Outer Cape about five years ago. Bluefins like them too. Awesome tying on all your stuff.

Jonny
post #7 of 9
Totally cool bro!!

Hopefully we can blow up some 14wts this year...BFT Bonanza


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post #8 of 9
Outstanding ties guys...just love them!!
post #9 of 9
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Absolutley freakin Sick!!!! I will learn that style soon..
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