Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by d. rose, Mar 11, 2010.
I am actually thinking about fishing this thing......
That looks pretty dang good Kelvin.
I'm disappointed that no one ID'd the flounder imitation as a Starry Flounder. However, both eyes need to be on the same side (left or right--not just top side) of the fish. Flat fish are that way. Still, a very convincing imitation.
The first one looks like a tongue fish. Good job! Those flatfish don't have much in the way of overt fins. It's just body and tail. I believe tongue fish are found in our local waters. I know I've seen them in San Francisco Bay.
had 3 of John Morins' Flounder Arounds with me in a south carolina estuary back in when i lived outside of charleston.. eyes were in the center, and the real fish didnt seem to mind at all. they inhaled the little buggers every chance they got.
kelvin, that's a pretty good first effort [sorry, mean, was i see this is a bit old] you still make them up?
no and i have never fished it
but there are a couple of beaches I bet it works on
Not bad, Kelvin. Just cut the tail shorter. Also, as flounders can change color and pattern to match their environment, you might work with a more black/gray/speckled pattern to match the colors of our local sediments. What did you used for the body?
I just printed out the directions, Kelvin. That's pretty cool . I wonder if it will work at my place?
Steve I bet it would I have seeen some little founder darting around out there
and in a couple of places by Lacey there the bottom is thick with them and sculpin
Steve I used sheet foam for the body
then coated it with epoxy and laid a duck flank feather on it
you are suppose to paint the underside white but I did not bother as I dion not believe Searuns burry themselves in the mud waiting to strike bait fish from below
they will however suck things out of the mud
this thread is over a year old
funny it has come back around
I think I will have to take that thing out and give it a try
That could work!
Critiquing it, but then you ask how he ties it? Funny. I believe bottom fish coloring is often a function of . . . well, the bottom. So, he could tie a ton of different variations.
kelvin, all of those flies were flat awesome. Nice work.
thanks I left the tail long so it would drag on the bottom and cause a wake the same way scurrying flounder do
I took it out today and hooked a nice Searun
Yo, Denny. He was asking for feedback. I gave him some; flounders do not have long tails - look at a picture. His pattern had a dominant brown background. I'm a marine biologist and I've spent thousands of hours in the intertidal and subtidal in Washington and collected lots of flounders. Brown is not a common substrate color. Black, gray, and white are.
In the thread, there were several options suggested for bodies, such as bugskin and foam. I was curious to see what he chose.
Its all good
I have read your posts and your feed back is appreciated
I never asked for feed back
I asked people not to laugh too hard
if you dont have a sense of humor life isn't funny
Edit: Btw nice fly man, what size are those? a 6 or so?
Keep up the creativity
very pretty, but reinventing the wheel, and at the stone wheel stage at that. Wheels have evolved. Just tie a spoon fly, get some killer action on the drop while you're at it. http://www.bvipirate.com/spoonfly/index.html
And yes, they cast like a leaf. But so does a gurgler.
ok lets see you tie one
Very pretty is an insult now? I used to tie them for a shop, I think I can handle it... But I don't tie them for my own use, because as I said. Casts like a leaf. I do the pugliese approach for my sculpin and flat fish. They cast better for me. I just searched up a thread I started called "peta sculpin" because it was tied with sea hair, no animal products. The pic disappeared:hmmm: I'll see if I can find one in my boxes for you.
So did the pics in your budget shock and awe thread!
Must be a time limit for hosting pics?