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Charlie G

First Try At A Shady Lady Squid

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I guess when I saw Okisutch's squid thread it got me motivated to try a squid pattern. I saw Bob Pop's shady lady pattern and I thought let's give it a try.

Here's my interpretation of it. 7in long on a 3407 3/0 hook.

 

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Hey Charlie -- that looks great, and I always thought the Shady Lady was one of the best squid flies ever devised. Your take on it will no doubt nail some fish for you.

 

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Thanks guys. The only thing I wasn't all to satisfied with was the front tie off.

I might try another and see if I can get a reverse tied on collar to work right on it.

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If you get a sparse amount of some white bucktail shorter than the fleecy stuff, reverse tie it, and tie it back to a 45-60 degree flare pointing back toward the hook point, it might help a bit with swimming the feathers(create a bit of turbulence) and swimming the fly (kind of knuckleball a bit). Depending on what kind of current you're going to be fishing in.

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Thanks Okisutch I'll give the next one a try like that.

 

CrabEyes I'm not sure about the eyes I got them here on the site threw a giveaway.

 

With respect to the bucktail suggestion, I was thinking a tie at the hook eye as a final step. Or could finsih with some marabou too.

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CharlieG, what are your materials for the mantle? It looks a lot like cashmere or angora. Patterns I'm tying now have me dealing with fouling of materials around the hook eye and tippet. And believe you me, this fly looks a prime candidate for just that. Have you ever worked with Liquid Fusion?

 

Splendid pattern by the way. I for one would love to see a family portrait of your fly box before the season starts!

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Kevin there is a wrapping of estaz on the hook shank pink under the eye and pearl under the body. Then a short then longer vale of Polar fiber for the body. the only test so far is the sink test, and it looks real nice. It pulsates during a stripping action. But we will see. The kitchen sink was full of last nights dinner dishes so I couldn't swim it in there so had to go to a small sink. It would be nice to have a swim tank like I saw posted, but I don't need anymore on my plate.

 

I have tried Liquid fusion and like it. That is what I used attaching the eyes.

 

I will see this week as I intend to try some striper fishing in the river. They have never taken flies in the river at this time of year, but it will give me a good opportunity to try casting and swim some winter ties.

I have yet to cast the fly to see how it does at that. My worry as of now will be the hackle tentacles fouling on the hook "I think".

 

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