Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by d. rose, Mar 11, 2010.
Puget Sound implications?
I suppose if there were barbell eyes underneath it'd help it track without spinning during strips. Casting would also be an interesting experience.
I've definitely seen a lot of these little guys running around in the shallows in the south Sound at certain times of year. You're right it's probably horrible to cast and bordering on a "lure" but I thought interesting.
bet it works on SRC
Looks great, wonder how it fishes!
Aside from the hackle, what's the body made of?
A good cripple pattern if it swims irratically?
Looks like the body is made of an old leather shoe?
I believe the body as made out of "Bug Skin" or something similar to a thin sheet of rubber/latex.
I think it is leather actually
or you can use foam
I saw a recipe for it on an East Coast fly tying site
used for strippers
was thinking about tying one up never got around to it
maybe now I will if I can find recipe for it
I seem to recall it mostly glued more than tied
thats how you get the hackle on the ends
glued between two sheets of leather one dark one white
here it is
its called the flounder around
tied one last night
made me go Hmmmmmm....
Should give credit where credit is due. The name of the fly I posted is called Furimsky's Bugskin Flatfish.
Kelvin, I think I like the Flounder Around even better. Now to work up the resolve to actually "tie" that thing.....
The Furimsky boys run The Fly Fishing Shows around the country, as in our former Bellevue show. Nice guys and they love to fish.
I tie a similar pattern (for striped bass) but without the foam, I use some Softex painted on both sides of the feather. And less weight.
For Sea Run Cutthroat Trout I think you will need to tie this on a much smaller hook, like size six or eight and a shorter shank too.
Some of the pocket estuaries and tidal lagioons that I fish near hold tremendous numbers of juveniles just like this pattern.
dont laugh too hard