B.B. King Snake

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Pat Lat, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    nice tie Kelvin

    I think they were refering to not being able to hook a fish properly on that thing, which seems like the big issue with such a long fly, I was thinking something smaller than what they were fishing. baby size foam rattle snake maybe.
     
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    he is also heard saying "I'll dream about this for the rest of my life"

    I think something alot smaller would attract and hook more fish
    As far as I can tell that thing has at least 7 sections
    might as well use a bass plug at that point
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I dream of watching fish swim up and suck in my scuds as well, I just end up with more dreams, a variety to choose from.

    Now I have watched snakes swim across the Ford a few times over several fish with almost no interest. Now I've also watched a couple smaller snakes swim down to the bottom and that's when the fish tend to pay attention more.
     
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    did not know they dive under water

    good to know
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Isn't that what its about though, designing a new fly and getting that impossible take from that impossible fish. On the same scud fly you've used a hundred times before and always had great success with you might be stoked with a ten fish day, conversely you might be disappointed with a one fish day. When there's a little mystery involved that one fish you've been looking for all weekend turns into a fish to remember for a lifetime.
     
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    You're probably thinking of when DryFlyLarry caught a cutt with the 8" - 10" garder snake in it's throat. We were fishing a well known lake when Larry yelled at me and said there was something strange in this big cutt's throat, maybe a big leech or something, I kicked over and took a look, I then pulled the snake out and we were both kind of surprised. I've seen bass come up and grab snakes but not a trout, but then again cutt's are pretty opportunistic and it probably happens more than we realize, or at least whenever the opportunity presents itself. Cool idea about snake patterns but I don't know how productive they would be.
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    well then I guess someone should probably try them then:), now Im not saying this is my new go to pattern, but I will keep a few in the box just in case.
    Awesome to know the whole story as I was late to the swap, thanks mark
     
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    Very nice pattern. I was thinking more about adapting it as an eel pattern for the next time I fish for stripers along the east coast. Live eels are a major prey (and bait) and this could be a great pattern for that fishery.

    Steve
     
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    the one I tied larry was based on a eel pattern for strippers
    I have caught cuts on it here in the salt (on a smaller version)
     
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