What are you working on now??

#19
Here's what's coming off the vise lately , though mostly for swingin' to GL's steelhead , I think they should work for smallmouth , walleye and pike in the rivers that I swing a two-hander .










Mike
 

Leroy Laviolet

Aint no nookie like chinookie
#24
gr8lakes, what are you useing for your stinger line? Is it naturally rigid and rides straigh, or are you coating it with something to stiffen it up?
 
#25
I'm working on shrimp that look fairly realistic and have fishable materials that don't fold or foul... here's my latest couple I'll be trying out tomorrow, a little guy for krill (tmc2457 size 12) and a bigger one maybe coonstripe or similar (tmc2457 size 6).
 

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#26
gr8lakes, what are you useing for your stinger line? Is it naturally rigid and rides straigh, or are you coating it with something to stiffen it up?
I use #50 PowerPro braid . I talked about this material in another thread here . It's not coated , but au-naturel , right off the spool . 350yds for $8 or $10 , cheaper than Fireline , stiffer and the same diameter as #30 Fireline . I use the #50 because in some of the rivers I swing for smallmouth and walleye , I find good size pike and musky . I'm working on another style wadd that incorporates a different method of hook attachment . I'll post pics when I'm done .

Here's a pic of a similar wadd that enticed my largest walleye (L= 34" , G= 20-1/2") on a two-hander :



My 12 yr old daughter showed her daddy how quickly she can pick up the spey rod and become da'Queen of musky last year with this next wadd :



All I could do that day was get smallies .... she went 7 for 8 with muskies ranging from 27" to her 46" mammoth !! I had to carry her backpack back to the truck ..... I was very proud to do so !!!



Mike
 

Leroy Laviolet

Aint no nookie like chinookie
#27
Awsome for you both!!
last question...
How do you go about lashing it on? Iv'e heard various ideas on this, but have no experience with them- Do you lash, then go back through the eye, and lash again, or just one time, not through the eye?:confused:
 
#28
Awsome for you both!!
last question...
How do you go about lashing it on? Iv'e heard various ideas on this, but have no experience with them- Do you lash, then go back through the eye, and lash again, or just one time, not through the eye?:confused:
I make a loop with the PowerPro , push it up through the rear loop .... so it's pointing up as the front loop "eye" , leaving about 1" . I secure the two tag ends along the shank about a 1/4'' .... then stop !! Place the two tag ends through the front loop , pull tight in a downward motion to force the tags through the shank to about 3/4's up the shank..... stop !! Continue to lash the tags with tying thread creating an even base , no spaces . I use a flat nylon thread by Gudebrod . Thickness of 10/0 , strong like bull !!! Bring the thread up to where the tags are through the shank . Now fold over the tags towards the rear eye and double back the thread . Tie off , super glue it . I know it's over-kill but it has not failed yet . Steelies to 15lbs and big Monster Muskies have tried with no avail !!

The loop is to swap out trailer hooks , in case of damage or to change up the trailer ..... undressed , dressed with feathers , wool/yarn , colour , etc .... Kind of like a convertible type fly .

Hope that helped !!



Mike
 
#29
They are called kilowatts, I like the look of them and you can come up with any color combination that you want. I have to start tying those MOALs. I am new to the board but, enjoy it so far. Let me know what you think of these flies
 

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