The Sand Lance Colony

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by DimeBrite, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Don Freeman

    Don Freeman Free Man

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    Great shots of the sandlance out of the water. The midline stripe is exactly the shade of the "ocean green" Saltwater Krystal Flash I use for my lateral lines on clousers. Pity they don't sell it any longer.
     
  2. chrome/22

    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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  3. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    For some reason that weird little tail stands out to me, hopefully it does to the fish as well
     
  4. CLO

    CLO Future WFF Mod

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    Thanks for the prototype fly Pat. It was too pretty to fish today.
     
  5. Bagman

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    Dimebrite stated in another thread that a Coho would hit the head of a fly if the eyes looked real. I tyed up this one my idea of an adult sand lance. After tying it I'm worried about not tying a stinger on it. Now all I need is some slivers to try them on. image.jpg
     
  6. Fishee

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    Very NICE pictures. Makes great reference for tying Sandlance patterns.
     
  7. Dan Cuomo

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    What Fishee said… Extremely helpful. TY, DimeBrite.
     
  8. TheAngler

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    Great fly! I see lots of larger sandlance patterns without a stinger hook. Do you tend to get short strikes with the larger sandlance flies?
     
  9. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    What a fun day. Walking the flats and watching sandlance of all different sizes come flying out of the sand.
    Seagulls and eagles feasting on the ones that didn't leave before the tide left them high & dry.

    Hard to believe that was already three years ago. Damn time flies.......
    SF
     
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  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Cool experience. That sounds like the kind of thing one doesn't get to witness very often. Great thread!