Band jobs

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by pittendrigh, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. pittendrigh

    pittendrigh Active Member

    Apr 20, 2007
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    I like the "transluscent" strip (below left) the best. But it’s made with homemade stuff you can’t buy:
    molten plastic worm resin poured over green-dyed spawn sack, molded onto a heated
    pane of glass. Not many fly tiers are nuts enough to go to that much trouble just to make a fly.

    But you can make them with rubberbands too (below right). One interesting thing about these lures is
    their appeal to rainbows. In general, most large, long streamer-fly like lures
    appeal to brown trout and the biggest rainbows only. But rainbows of all sizes
    seem to like band jobs. Don’t ask me why. I have no idea. But I stand by the
    observation. The nickel-weighted jig head, combined with a soft long and flexible
    tail gives this fly a sensuous, undulating, sinusoidal action in the water that really works.

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