FishBurglar

A fly a day

Rate this topic

4,780 posts in this topic

5 hours ago, saltyh2ofly said:

.Pink and grey Bob Pop Hollow Flye on a 3/0 Gami break hook. 

20210310_192807.jpg

What is the length of that fly?  How wide is it?  When you do a hollow tie what size are the ties?  A pencil?  Half a pencil..?  Lastly how close are the ties to each other and what size and type of hook? I have been working on hollows, l have looked at a ton of videos and read and reread Bob pop spook many times.  Thanks Charlie 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

18 hours ago, dannyplug1 said:

What is the length of that fly?  How wide is it?  When you do a hollow tie what size are the ties?  A pencil?  Half a pencil..?  Lastly how close are the ties to each other and what size and type of hook? I have been working on hollows, l have looked at a ton of videos and read and reread Bob pop spook many times.  Thanks Charlie 

I'm going to just give you a few things I've learned. The back end of the fly is sparse compared to the last two or three final tyes. The first tye in after the tail is not close to where the tail ends. As you move up the shank the spacing becomes closer as you approach the eye. Never too sparse but over dressed is bad. The rest is in the book, online or an in person demo...good luck.

Edited by saltyh2ofly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been trying to finish up my warm water boxes.  First up, some modern Calcasieu Pig Boats.  I still need four more to fill up the box.  The box is one of the ones I've been making out of clear photo storage boxes and 6 mm craft foam.

P3120485.JPG.6e0659955f6a40d359a309b36d771c1d.JPG

P3120504.JPG.b36847fcb0f590637328884423906518.JPG

 

P3120506.JPG.a8f349c8640e1838d992dc9b51d8b550.JPG

A couple of crayfish patterns tied in the Calcasieu style

6050ffb22492d_P3120488(2).JPG.944d89997886daae653c30782796b4d1.JPG

6050ffbc6b90a_P3120490(2).JPG.cf027ba85f3cea2d50f7aef4fbaabc4f.JPG

 

They came out heavier than I like my flies, so I decided to see what one would look like without the spinner bait skirt and a small dumbbell eye for weight.  I like it better.  At least it won't knock me out if it hits me in the back of the head.

605100026ac75_P3120480(2).JPG.298bab9fc65a3d8a18b30ae4af1dde61.JPG

6051000c051b5_P3120482(2).JPG.f8221961efbbdbf6e2eb25fe75896ba3.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Stanley K said:

Some recent striper flies - BTD, a few Semper Fleyes, and September Night flatwing 

 

6A5175DE-2A14-4955-B853-0D2F49C21DDF.jpeg

381DC161-A8CA-437F-84A0-7E7D34F064BB.jpeg

10FE86D7-8BE5-469B-A659-AE23372C6ECB.jpeg

2EB748FC-33E1-4D07-8441-0C60806B3163.jpeg

3rd photo top white has tightened the line more in Ct waters for me than any other . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 mins ago, Hook I said:

3rd photo top white has tightened the line more in Ct waters for me than any other . 

You can probably just fish them in black and white and catch as well as any other pattern.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 min ago, Drew C. said:

You can probably just fish them in black and white and catch as well as any other pattern.  

That white one was given  to me as a thank you ( 6 ) so I only fished with it .  been a while since fishing there It’s a place I miss a lot . I still think about the fish that spooled me and came back with just a bent out 3/0 hook . It pulled like a Volkswagen was on the other end 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice ties StanleyK. In 2013-14, Rachel Marie (what a masterful tier!) initiated a few threads on the Semper Fleye including an sbs on how to tie them. It's worth it to have a look at what he did with this pattern.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.