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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:48 am    Post subject: Keel Hook Sand Lance Reply with quote
A relatively simple semi-weedless tye that rides the mid column with an intermediate line and a slow retrieve...tyed on a bass worm hook...
Change some colour and you've got a silverside...
WorksForMe...



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:37 am    Post subject: Or you can go XXL... Reply with quote
These swim in the rips of Nantucket Sound when mature sand eels are the soup d'jour...

SuperHair can get nasty ugly after being assaulted... Shocked
I use a stiff brush to restore the original unmolested illusion...



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Those flies should be illegal. They are brutal.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:52 am    Post subject: BANNED in Boston... Reply with quote
Thanks...

'Just throwin' out some ideas and sharing the fruits of my frigid New England off season...
I'll get a fuzzy notion, run with it, test it in the fly drowning tank (hot tub), then (in the Spring) put it before a striped preditory focus group for final R&D... Wink
SoFarSoGood...



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: SandLance of note... Reply with quote
This synthetic version convinced more than a few educated Stripes and is one of my Spring go-to flyz...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Great ties. . What hook are you using? At the moment, I am waiting to receive some hooks I ordered, 2 being extra strong worm hooks by Owner and Mustad that have very long throats that one can tie large flies onto without using the shank. Have you tried these too or Eagle Claw 413? Tying up those sand eels like you did must keep the hook sharp after dragging the sand bottom and prevents snagging mussel beds.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: A photo is worth 1,000 wordz... Reply with quote
I took the liberty to copy a photo posted by good friend Adrian Sharp on flyfishingforum. Embarassed
He nailed the intent and the application of the Owner Oversize Hooks #5110-171...
The 7/0 is plenty BIG for this phlatwing...
The 11/0 are a bit too humongous... Shocked

I was going to tye up a few and scan them for this post but the hot water pressure relief valve decided to fail and my energy was consumed with a big clean-up...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Go Pats
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Tuffleye... Reply with quote
I like epoxy...
'been using it for a long time...
Tuffleye is an acrylic alternative with an 30 second "blue light" cure...
So far so good with an interesting learning curve...
Tuffleye may not replace epoxy but it has some curiously ingenious applications...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Like Esox said, 'brutal' flies! Very good work, I hope my tying skills can compete with yours one day...... But first i've to start tying my own flies Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pete,

That is one wicked fly! A great concept.

Did you fish it? Any problems with the long wing/body/tail tangling around the hook or does the angle between hook and materials take care of that?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the kind words!
Positive re-enforcement appreciated...

The body is a blend of "DNA"...not much material involved...
The 3-D eyes and head are fused with the new Tuffleye Acrylic material (applied then "cured" with a UV light)...sort'a like epoxy but not...Ms Epoxy and I are still "dating"!
The DNA material looks great in the water...nice movement, flash, and colour.
Fouling/tangles not an issue...

The Brewster Flats here on Cape Cod (and Barnstable Harbour and Chatham/Monomoy) sport clouds of paranoid Sand Lances...this was intended to be a stragler on the fringe of "oblivion"...Striped muggers will pick off targets of opportunity...
SoFarSoGood!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: keel hook sand lance... Reply with quote
An earlier post dropped these photos...'one more try FYI...
DNA fibre / 3-d eyez / epoxy (or in this case TUFFLEYE)...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:13 pm    Post subject: Special hook Reply with quote
Pete,

Once you get a chance to fish the fly, let's know how this hook works. I like the concept of the hook shape and the way the fly is tied, but I never tried these hooks while fishing.

Also referring to the fly on the keel hook you posted in the other thread, of course. We rarely see keel hooks used here.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: 2fur Reply with quote
another variation on a theme...
tank tests nicely but the Striped focus group won't be available for feedback until May...

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