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A few more Articulated Squid

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Nice. Its hard to get a sense of scale from the pic. How long are they? Also what is that body material you are using?

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Body material is EP fibre. I use the white or polar bear and just colour in with waterproof markers. These were tied using 3 inch shanks. I dont have a dubbing brush machine so I formed a dubbing loop and spun the fibres. The fibres you insert in the loop should be roughly as long as the shank. If you want a bulkier fly use more fibre etc. Through trial and error 4 bunches of EP work best  for a 3 inch shank and 3 bunches on a 2 inch shank. Once its spun nice and tight use a bodkin to tease out the trapped fibres. This part is the most time consuming. Wrap forward, tie off and tease out trapped fibres on finished fly. I then give it a quick brush down with an old tooth brush and colour / add spots

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Thanks, I can tell you I've gone through quite a few shanks of EP fibre getting things to where I'm happy with the end result. This fly is easy to cast. Some of my earlier ones looked nice but were a bitch to cast. The action in the water is so lifelike. 

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FlukeM, Have a look at the photo sequence for the dubbing loop. You get quite a few flies from one package. For a fly with a 3 inch shank I would use around 12 inches. The body uses up 2 or 3 sections that aren't as long. The flies are very durable unless you encounter Bluefish, then all bets are off. 

 

 

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I used the same pattern last year and the Kingfish did indeed love them. Looking forward to getting more shots at kings in the future.

 

 

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Do you notice any change in hook up rate based on whether the hook is in the rear section or the mantle?

 

I find it much easier to tie the tentacles to a hook but I’m concerned about the mantle interfering with hookups...

 

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If a kingfish really wants your fly he'll swallow it whole. I set up when I feel the weight of the fish, not when I see the strike. A lot of my fishing is targeting fish that are feeding on baitfish at the surface

 

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