Sand Lance patterns

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Jack Devlin, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    That is a crazy looking fly Jack, very cool! I know what you're talking about with the rigged eels, wish I had tried frozen instead of battling live ones! Is the rear hook attached with mono like a standard stinger?
     
  2. Jack Devlin

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    Yes, mono on this one like standard stinger. In the case of the ones I tied for Stripers, I used wire and 34007 3/0 and 1/0 hooks. Possiblity of 50lb + bass (my biggest only 35lb) and always possibility of Bluefish.
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    Found a good photo of a Sand Lance. trickster_se_1.jpg
     
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    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Sandlance flatwing... Cutthroat approved. 3 Searuns and a Resident Silver proved this fly today. This one went just over 16" and fought like hell. Great way to finish a tough July. Thanks for getting me thinking about Sandlance Jack!

    July Cutt.jpg
     
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    Still playing around with Sand Lance patterns. Tied these flat wings and tried them yesterday. The Cutts liked them and I got a vote of approval from a resident silver.

    PS. I know that a Sand Lance and a Candlefish are not the same "animal".:) View attachment 17516
     
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    Great Flatwings Jack! I haven't been back to the vice in a week, and I want to keep working on flatwings. It's amazing how well they move, perfect for a sandlance imitator. I've got an idea about a flatwing coho attractor I've got to put together too.
     
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    Jackd very nice
     
  9. Mike T

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    Where are you guys finding the flatwing hackle? I've looked but haven't been able to run it down.

    I know this is close to asking about favorite rocks to fish from, but I gotta ask.
     
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    Mike T,
    If you want the really best flatwing hackles get Whiting Flatwing hackle necks. $30-$40. That's the ticket for big flatwings. Beautiful stuff. For the smaller flies, I'm just using packages of strung saddles. Plenty of color varieties available and there are usually some good long ones mixed in with the shorter wide hackles. Spirit River is a good brand.
    Jack
     
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    Thank you Jack!
     
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    This one looks and moves great in the bathtub:). I'm going to try it out for real tomorrow. View attachment 17573
     
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    This one is my favorite and final design. Works great and "swims" real nice. It is a four feather flatwing on Gamakatsu SC15 #2. Good size for sea-run cutthroats and I've been taking small silvers on it too.


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    Oh Yeah.... That's going to be killer for anything that swims out there, even in a size 6 and 4 for the big guys. great tie
    Jack.
     
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    Mark. Thanks for your comments and for drawing my attention to the hook size. I made a mistake. It is a size #2. I've made the correction.
    Jack