A Sand Lance Pattern

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  1. Greg

    Greg Member

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    This is my variation of Steve Farrar's Sand Eel Jiggy which is his variation of Bob Popovics' Jiggy.

    MATERIALS:

    Thread: Clear Mono
    Hook: #2 Mustad 34007 bent 15-degrees at the foreward 1/3rd.
    Cone Head: Small
    Eyes: #2 Prismatic Stick-On
    Body: White Super Hair
    Body Flash: Mixed combination of Laserflash and Pearl Flashabou
    Topping: "Baitfish" Angel Hair
    Detailing: Black Waterproof Marker (Sharpie) to accent tail fin.
    Cements: Devcon 5-Minute Epoxy (two applications ala Bob Popovics) for the head section of the fly. A VERY LIGHT application of Softex is applied with the fingers to the back 1/3rd of the fly after completion.

    NOTES:

    - This fly is tied in the "bend back" style enabling it to ride "hook point up."
    - The small cone head provides the weight necessary for a darting/diving action.
    - Shrouding the hook point makes the fly nearly weedless allowing it to be fished among eelgrass and kelp.
    - Softex is applied (edit: to the rear 1/3rd of the fly) to maintain shape and facilitate depression of the materials over the hook point on the strike.
     

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  2. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    Nice fly.:thumb
     
  3. dick

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    very ---VERY WELL DONE-----REAL SIMULAR TO A BRUCE FERGUSON PATTERN--GREAT JOB----THANKS
     
  4. Greg

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    Dick,

    Thanks for the kind words.
    I'm not familiar with Bruce Ferguson's pattern. Can you enlighten me further (e.g. recipe, photo/scan etc.?)

    Greg