January Fly Salon- Marabunta

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by riseform, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. FinLuver

    FinLuver Active Member

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    "FinLuver's Likeable"...

    Ant 3.jpg Ant 2.jpg


    Wet or dry...fish drool all over these!!
     
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    Fin, those are awesome, simply can't be beat.

    I think I put that on a size 14. According to Cutter's write up, however, size doesn't matter ;) since ants present themselves in all sorts or contorted forms. He does claim that most people fish an ant that is too small.
     
  3. FinLuver

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    Thanks riseform!!

    Those are tied on a Dai-Riki #300, sz. 12...(we have BIG ants in the area).

    They are not very durable, but after 15 fish...I can't complain...

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    EVEN THIS "MESS" WAS CATCHING FISH!!
     
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    That could almost serve as a hopper pattern.?
    Jack
     
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    The SILVER ANT.
     
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    Nothing special here, but this simple ant is the only one I have in my box, a couple different sizes in red and black. Definitely catches fish and only takes a couple minutes to tie. uploadfromtaptalk1390232788668.jpg

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  7. riseform

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    Looks great Gary! I can just imagine a giant trout rising to that.

    Thanks also to Jack for reaching back to the 1930s for a pattern!

    I attended a lecture by Bill Clinton this past week and the discussion turned to ants. He mentioned that the biomass of ants is greater than the biomass of all human beings. That's a lot of fish food and I think worthy of some great patterns.
     
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    Special thanks to Jack and Gary for keeping this Salon from being a total disaster, but I think I gotta go with FinLuver's "LIkeable" as my pick for January. You just can't argue with the success of a well eaten pattern that was still catching fish.

    FinLuver, pick something more appealing than ants!
     
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  9. Gary Knowels

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    Did this die? Let's knock out a February salon quick and keep it rolling
     
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    Looks like FinLuver abandoned us, though I admit I only attempted to communicate through this thread.

    Gary, as runner up the crown is now yours!
     
  11. Gary Knowels

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    Ok I'll get one up and going in the next day or so. Since time is tight I'll be going generic to garner more interest.