edgebright

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by tomly, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    There is a great Waiting Period Salmon Fly called the Handlebar that was featured in the first Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon book. I am on the ferry and can't check whether it is included in the New Testament. I carry this fly in Red, Orange and Green. It is easy to tie and will sometimes trigger strikes when other flies go untouched. Wrapping holo flash under the edgebright can pop the color even more.
    Norseman, I was just back in Denver working the FlyFishing Retailer show and got a chance to meet the Eumer Tube Fly guys. They are a fun group with some amazing products. I am getting signed up and will be placing my first order very soon. Thanks for sharing. Steve
     
  2. Norseman1

    Norseman1 Spey Fishing the Mighty Columbia......

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    Hi Steve

    Yes Eumer has some incredible products, allowing an virtually unlimited series of combinations with their product line. They are always looking for new ideas and they are very accommodating.

    Let me know when you get your product.

    Also...you should go to their website and click on the fly tying section. Great video clips and pictorial step by steps for each type of tube body they have.

    Click on the link near my signature and it will take you there.

    Paul
     
  3. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

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    Has anyone used this material when fishing for silvers?
    Looks like the pink would work awesome for a shrimp pattern..
     
  4. P-FITZ98

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    yes, the pink makes a killer looking shrimp.I tied some pink and orange ones, and later learned of a pattern about the same called a squamish poacher(thanks FT).I wish I had the means to post a pic.easy tie.Ive never used em,but they look cool.Kinda like a big scud,with mono eyes,aura yarn body,and the EB pulled over the top and ribbed with mono.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the angle tip on the tail section Paul, I'll give that a shot as I tie up more in pink, green and yellow. I'll try to get some wet soon. I bet that my favorite chum run will find the green version useful.
     
  6. Norseman1

    Norseman1 Spey Fishing the Mighty Columbia......

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    Chum slam the Chartreuse green body with a black squirrel tail and a heavy black hackle.

    Hang on.....they try to kill this fly. And be careful, those brutes are tackle busters.


    When you do the body on the Green lantern the trick is to do a very SLIGHT overlap of each successive wrap, that way the silver underbody will shine through on the edge that is overlapped....acting somewhat like fibre optics. That is the real secret of using EDGEbrite....hence the name; the edges act like fibre optics...and the fish get a look from the rear of the fly like no other fly out there.
     
  7. twinlakesleach

    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    I can't seem to find this stuff at either the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart. Does it go by another name by chance?

    Thanks.

    TLL
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    TLL, the ones I found at wal-mart were inflatable pool mattresses. The top edge bright and bottom solid PVC layers are fused in a grid like diamond pattern, but there is plenty of material to harvest for tons of flies. If you want some, PM me and we can arrange a small fee and return postage and I can send you some pieces.
     
  9. buzzer

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    A simple coastal euphasiid fly we use on the EC VI is called Hurst's handlebar.#6-8 34007 mustad,pink polarbear/crystal flash tail,silver tinsel underbody and pink edgebright over.It has been around since the 70's and is very effective on all pacific salmon.Norseman,I too stumbled upon the Wallmart ,etch a sketch solution when my local shop ran out of edgebrite during a pink run,duh.Wally world,it's a great source for any olefin poly, vinyl plastic, or antron. They are just so... green.
     
  10. Les Johnson

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    There are five Handlebar variations in Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon II that incorporate Edge Brite. I don't know who tied the first one. I just numbered them in the order thery were received from the tier. I've caught a lot of feeding pink and chum salmon with them a way out in the salt along the west side of Graham and Langara islands in the QCs on Handlebar patterns. The stuff also makes good waiting period flies.
    If you are tying it onto a bronze or black hook first underwrap the shank with silver mylar tinsel. It makes the fly much brighter.
    Les Johnson
     
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    Les,another variation originally used by Barry Thorton/Bob Wier called Cathy's Coat incorporates a white polar bear wing over the edge brite body.It too is a very productive waiting period fly.There are literally dozens of variations of these two simple flies.Even more of the Lanterns.
     
  12. Les Johnson

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    The one with the white wing was sent to me by Bill Nelson. I'm sure there are a lot of variations on flies dressed with Edge Brite. In the book I only includes those that were sent in after making two requests via print media and club newsletters. Just a quick look into a BC beach caster's fly box lets you know that there are endless patterns for this unique fishery.
    Les Johnson