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Flies for the Fall in NJ

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Last Fall was notable for the lack of large bait in either the back waters or surf in Ocean County, NJ, so I started think about shorter flies for the coming fall. Plus I'm kind of house bound by the current heat wave, so I needed a fishing project to pass the time....1st picture is something of a bucktail deceiver variant with an epoxied Mylar Braid head to push water,  Next couple of pictures are a Deciever variant that is tied with Flatwing hackles, a glass rattle covered with epoxied Mylar Braid, and a head formed by epoxying 3d eyes. Last couple of pictures are Flatwings with a spun dear head variant of the L&L Special and a Blurple.  Also, my variant of any of Kenny's patterns where he palmered a soft hackle is to instead fold and palmer a large Marabou feather. Last picture is a standard Rhody Flatwing, the pattern that was my 1st (and at the time only) Flatwing and accounted for my 1st surf caught Bass (15lb's) on a fly with a cast of no more than 50ft.  Been hooked on Flatwings ever since. I'll post more pics as the summer project continues. Hopefully others will post pics of their Fall arsenal to pass the "Heat Wave Days".










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