Should I be Proud or Ashamed?

JayB

Active Member
#1
I suppose that depends on how it fishes? Combine plastic-hoochie envy, an attempt to make something jiggy, and some IPA and I guess this is what you get? Couldn't come up with anything nearly as clever as the "Dick Nite fished on a fly-rod = Penis Evening" to name what's essentially a hoochie tube fly it so I'll stick with "bead head micro hoochie"

 
#3
I"m trying to think of the exact quote when Tom Hanks is talking to Wilson the volleyball toward the end of Castaway... about whether the outhouse wall could be used as a sail... I believe it was "That might work...!"

Looks good to me. I'd fish 'em.
 
#4
Why ????
You can get the same results, with better action and still use a real fly tied with feathers. I don't even think this is in the grey area, it's just a lure, jig, bunch of plastic.....Why ?????
 

ten80

Active Member
#5
Why not? If it does work, then perhaps a fly pattern will arise from the experience. Pink salmon season is also a great time to go out and throw random fly patterns and interesting hardware at fish to see what happens. I think also Jay has a good sense of humor :p

Tie some white or pink UV flash on the hook to add some pizzaz!

Tungsten cone heads also work great in mini-hoochies and you can adjust the distance to the hook by varying the size of the non-slip loop used to tie the hook on.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#8
I would fish those on my spinning rod any day! Those are nothing new to gear fishers. In fact, I've jammed corkies up into hootchie heads before in years past, but not recently. Mine were probably bigger. Yours look good!
I would call those, "egg-sucking micro-hoochies," but looking again, I see that the "egg" is on the wrong end of the "squid" to be in a position where a squid would be sucking on it.
Therefore, I would now call those "egg-crapping mini-squids.":D

Be very ashamed!:p
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#9
Back when I lived in Kirkland that's what I'd use in the Snohomish for pinks. Last I fished there was September 2011 right before I moved over here. A very good jig to use for pinks. That and the "pink worm" both work.
 

JayB

Active Member
#10
Why ????
You can get the same results, with better action and still use a real fly tied with feathers. I don't even think this is in the grey area, it's just a lure, jig, bunch of plastic.....Why ?????

How DARE you impugn the character of my fly, good sir! As soon as the hot-pink epoxy resin cures around the hook in the in the mold I cast from a a buzz bomb and complete the R&D on the next iteration in fly evolution, I intend to return and make a full throated defense of my creation.;)

Just for kicks, I tied a couple with marabou/peacock-herl/flashabou to assuage the sense of guilt and shame that I felt in the depths of my soul....


And then I promptly relapsed, clasped a silver horde roller bead in one hand, some silicon legs in the other, and found myself straying further into syntho-heresy.


Now I'm off to find some catgut, a first edition copy of "The Compleat Angler," and a brandy snifter before I find myself swaying back and forth on a beach in a daze, with a Buzz Ramsey signature edition spin-casting rod in one hand, and a Mickey's Big Mouth tallboy in another.....:D
 
#11
How DARE you impugn the character of my fly, good sir! As soon as the hot-pink epoxy resin cures around the hook in the in the mold I cast from a a buzz bomb and complete the R&D on the next iteration in fly evolution, I intend to return and make a full throated defense of my creation.;)

Just for kicks, I tied a couple with marabou/peacock-herl/flashabou to assuage the sense of guilt and shame that I felt in the depths of my soul....


And then I promptly relapsed, clasped a silver horde roller bead in one hand, some silicon legs in the other, and found myself straying further into syntho-heresy.


Now I'm off to find some catgut, a first edition copy of "The Compleat Angler," and a brandy snifter before I find myself swaying back and forth on a beach in a daze, with a Buzz Ramsey signature edition spin-casting rod in one hand, and a Mickey's Big Mouth tallboy in another.....:D
We should go fishing sometime
 
#12
YA BUDDY. I like the way your brain works. I cannot tell you how many hairball idea's about creating the ultimate fly, jig or lure pop into my head. 3/4th of the shit I make goes in the trash or I have to do 10 of them before I get it right. Every once in a blue moon I make something that is the fishizle and I actually hook fish with it. Keep up the good work

Patrick
 
#13
OK..OK...I have absolutely nothing against gear guys (even tho I've never been one) or lures, hoochies, spinners or flashers or things like that.
I'm just saying lets call a spade a spade....By the way, I like your marabou squids and your sense of humor, but to me metal plastic and rubber on a hook is a lure not a fly, thats all and is just my opinion.
Best of luck with your new creation....
 

Jay C

Active Member
#14
Isn't the whole idea to catch a fish? I'm not ashamed to say I use a downrigger for salmon, or live sandabs for lings, worms for perch - but I still like to go to Pass Lake for trout in my float tube, fish the Madison or Firehole. I just like to catch fish. and your creations look like they will catch fish, no matter how they are used.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#15
Why ????
You can get the same results, with better action and still use a real fly tied with feathers. I don't even think this is in the grey area, it's just a lure, jig, bunch of plastic.....Why ?????
That's ok Mark. They're a little slow and have not yet discovered the "Squimp"!!! Oh well. Gees, this is still a fly fishing forum isn't it????!