Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Randall Clark, Feb 6, 2015.
Did you have and SBS for it or at least a hook size?
Articulated PLM V2
The whole articulation thing has got me going and it's been a process trying to really nail it. I feel like this fly does everything I want it too-- push water, shimmy and kick side to side, sink at a slow-moderate pace, maintain a natural taper, and not foul around itself.
It has a considerable amount of bulk relative to most of my other single-hooked PLMs, and I have tied it with and without the schlappen in front, which adds quite a bit to the bulk of the fly. But, the bigger head does push more water and I believe can make the tail dance a bit more.
We'll see how she does!
What’s the winging material
Rabbit strip, and baitfish emulator/angel hair
Some for the bluegill... Size 8.
Wit the hide on the bunny?
A pile of rezzie treats
Some sickly vulnerable looking minnows. Flexible tail is braided from 3 strands of diamond braid. Hoping the crooked shape will give it some erratic movements.
This will be money stripped on a sink tip at the state trout parks.
Courtesy Of Clayton's Corner RezCandy store. I had a flashback to the myriad of Mom & Pop stores we'd frequent as kids, always leaving with small brown paper sacks full of vibrantly-colored penny candy . . .
still ending up way too close to the eye. Worked on this one this morning since I couldn't sleep.
When you start your thread and lay down a thread base try starting a good ways back from the eye, further than you'd think you'd need, and keep that part of the shank bare. This will help keep in your head that that area is for finishing the head. You can always fill that part in as needed but you can't really create extra room once you crowd the eye
Thanks for the tip. I'll try that this evening
that'll still catch the shit out of fish...the crowding just makes it hard to finish it up at the end of tying.
Also @TJ Fisher check out a few of Kelly Galloups latest videos on YouTube. He is so methodical that you will learn some great tips on building consistancy among your flies...