Sand Lance patterns

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Jack Devlin, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Still playing around with Sand Lance patterns. Tied these flat wings and tried them yesterday. The Cutts liked them and I got a vote of approval from a resident silver.

    PS. I know that a Sand Lance and a Candlefish are not the same "animal".:) View attachment 17516
  2. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Great Flatwings Jack! I haven't been back to the vice in a week, and I want to keep working on flatwings. It's amazing how well they move, perfect for a sandlance imitator. I've got an idea about a flatwing coho attractor I've got to put together too.
  3. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Jackd very nice
  4. Mike T

    Mike T Active Member

    Where are you guys finding the flatwing hackle? I've looked but haven't been able to run it down.

    I know this is close to asking about favorite rocks to fish from, but I gotta ask.
  5. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Mike T,
    If you want the really best flatwing hackles get Whiting Flatwing hackle necks. $30-$40. That's the ticket for big flatwings. Beautiful stuff. For the smaller flies, I'm just using packages of strung saddles. Plenty of color varieties available and there are usually some good long ones mixed in with the shorter wide hackles. Spirit River is a good brand.
  6. Mike T

    Mike T Active Member

    Thank you Jack!
  7. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    This one looks and moves great in the bathtub:). I'm going to try it out for real tomorrow. View attachment 17573
  8. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    This one is my favorite and final design. Works great and "swims" real nice. It is a four feather flatwing on Gamakatsu SC15 #2. Good size for sea-run cutthroats and I've been taking small silvers on it too.

    View attachment 17895
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  9. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    Oh Yeah.... That's going to be killer for anything that swims out there, even in a size 6 and 4 for the big guys. great tie
  10. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Mark. Thanks for your comments and for drawing my attention to the hook size. I made a mistake. It is a size #2. I've made the correction.
  11. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    Jack, my favorite yet. The coloration is perfect. I would expect lots of fish on this fly. I would greatly appreciate it if you would post the materials list for this beauty. I have not hit the vise since adopting Fisher, my Mini Australian Shepherd. Got him out for a few hours of mooching for Chinook with Steve Knapp yesterday. This flat wing has me itching to get back to the vise. Thanks buddy. Fisher meets Flounder.jpg
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  12. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

  13. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

  14. Ben Guss

    Ben Guss Member

    Whats the matterial on top of the coneheaded fly?
    Is it peacock?
    Nice looking ties!
    Thanks for sharing,
  15. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Yes Ben, it is Peacock. A dyed herl I think Olive Brown but you could use natural too. I use both.
    Fun to play around with these patterns.
    I fished them earlier today in Area 9 and caught 3 Chinook. Unfortunately, they were only 10 inches long!
  16. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member


    This is a great and informative thread. I learned much and appreciate it well. Great community here.

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  17. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Tacoma Red.
    Your kindly comments are appreciated by all. Ditto.