Seadogg

Albie flies 2020

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22 mins ago, Seadogg said:

More whores for your viewing pleasure, including a shot of the fly at work. You can see it peeping out of the fish’s mouth. 

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Perfect as expected. As a recent whore dabbler I have to ask what chenille you are using for the body or do you trim the chenille fibers before gluing on the feathers?

 

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This was the fly for me this year at Cape Lookout--A tooty-fruity "old school" Glen Mikkelson-style epoxy minnow. Small #4's if they were on bay anchovies, and bigger #2's or #1's if they were on silversides. More so than other years, for some reason, I definitely did better with a brighter fly that got noticed than I did with more natural colored flies, regardless of time of day and weather conditions etc. I dunno--Albies are "funny fish" 

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Hey CGG:  My last trip to the Cape was a couple weeks ago.  The fish were munching on real big silversides (spearing).  I tied on a big Ray's fly about 6" long & the fish ate it up.  Tough fishing even though there was a lot of activity.  The bait schools were everywhere, but they weren't concentrated.  You got just one shot and the fish were gone.  Still a great day.  That's a great pic & a fine looking fly.  

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Yes, it is. 

 

We had a thread or two about Mikkelson flies. This is his best-known, and the only one I have tied, though "Modern Saltwater Flies" shows a few others.  @cgg   what other color combinations do you like in your Mikkelsons.

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15 hours ago, BrianBM said:

Yes, it is. 

 

We had a thread or two about Mikkelson flies. This is his best-known, and the only one I have tied, though "Modern Saltwater Flies" shows a few others.  @cgg   what other color combinations do you like in your Mikkelsons.

Thanks!

I tie "The Mikkelson" in a bunch of different colors, but the ones I use the most are olive/white, tan/white, chartreuse/white, grey/white, and all white. It's a great pattern and a real favorite of mine.

This is a pic I took last summer, before the start of Albie season--

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Found this gem on the Saltwater Edge blog. :laugh:

 

"Sean M Crawford - December 6, 2020

albie whore? really guys? it’s 2020, you can leave the misogyny behind. It’s not funny, it’s not clever, it perpetuates misogyny. Next thing you’ll tell me is that Black Flies Matter, again, not funny, get rid of this crap."

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