Baitfish patterns

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by FlyinFish, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. FlyinFish

    FlyinFish Active Member

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    It's a really cool technique and gets you a nice blunt head. They can also be tied with a typical epoxy head and still work great.
     
  2. GAT

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    Purely as an option to the style is using thread wraps to lock down the fibers instead of glue. This gives the pattern a body yet the tail still moves from side to side.

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  3. bigdood

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    Stonefish, there's no reason you can't. It isn't that difficult of a pattern to tie. IT'S BIG. And doesn't include clipping deer hair :)
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Not sure what you are taking about?
    SF
     
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    Opps, I thought you were talking about the original pattern. My bad.
     
  7. Gray Ghost

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    John Rohmer's Diamond Hair Minnow has similarities to one of my favorite baitfish patterns, Capt. Ray's Angel Hair Bay Anchovy.

    I'll sometimes omit the 3D eyes and use a small brass bead instead.

    http://flyfishsaltwaters.com/angelhair.htm

    GG
     
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