edgebright

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#18
Do your kids and the neighbors kids know that they no longer have them kick balls?
Ever hear the Hamburguler speak? Nope, just grobble grobble! That is what I sound like sifting through all the neighborhood kids crap in my yard. No, acutally I found some inflatables on clearance...today's weather indicated summer is over. I could not find any neon blue, purple or orange. I do have green, yellow and pink. PM me to trade some stuff, I have plenty to share. Check your tying stuff, anything you have lots of, maybe I need some of that.

Fishdontcare, got your request...stand by...I'll get back to you soon.

Anyone have any grizzley hackle that is black and blue? I saw a neat looking steelhead fly that had hackles of a bright powder blue like this (;) color and black. It looked pretty nice. Anyway, send me some of your stuff, I'll send you some of mine.
 

P-FITZ98

Active Member
#19
I too scored on the pads at the local dollar store about a year ago.Im surprised that others have found the resource.way cheaper than fly shops.Craft stores and the like are great that way.Never know what youll find.
 

Norseman1

Spey Fishing the Mighty Columbia......
#20
Paul, thanks for the link to the lantern. Great looking fly that I'll tie up and try for sure. I like the bright and black combo. That akflyfishers.com site is great, I'm following one of their rat patterns for an articulated steelhead swap currently. Great site, great directions, great photos. Thanks again.

I went down and whipped these up to try it out. Synthetic fur for the tail hair fibers. Holographic silver tinsel, one has a pale pink hackle under black, the other has flourescent pink under black. I did not have any good black hackle, so this will have to do for now. Let me know what you think. I've got enough of this "edgebrite" fabric from a 3' diameter inflatable to tie a billion flies. PM if you have some colors you want to swap for some of this hot pink.

Mumbles

Those look pretty darned good. One observation....if you want a better rear taper to the tie in point near the tail try cutting the tip of the edgebrite at a sharp angle, then when tying in the tip stretch it fairly hard and you will get a nice taper to the rear of the fly and not such a large bump in the material. Those last two are my favorite of the bunch.

Now go out and give them a swim..............
 

Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#21
There is a great Waiting Period Salmon Fly called the Handlebar that was featured in the first Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon book. I am on the ferry and can't check whether it is included in the New Testament. I carry this fly in Red, Orange and Green. It is easy to tie and will sometimes trigger strikes when other flies go untouched. Wrapping holo flash under the edgebright can pop the color even more.
Norseman, I was just back in Denver working the FlyFishing Retailer show and got a chance to meet the Eumer Tube Fly guys. They are a fun group with some amazing products. I am getting signed up and will be placing my first order very soon. Thanks for sharing. Steve
 

Norseman1

Spey Fishing the Mighty Columbia......
#22
Hi Steve

Yes Eumer has some incredible products, allowing an virtually unlimited series of combinations with their product line. They are always looking for new ideas and they are very accommodating.

Let me know when you get your product.

Also...you should go to their website and click on the fly tying section. Great video clips and pictorial step by steps for each type of tube body they have.

Click on the link near my signature and it will take you there.

Paul
 

P-FITZ98

Active Member
#24
yes, the pink makes a killer looking shrimp.I tied some pink and orange ones, and later learned of a pattern about the same called a squamish poacher(thanks FT).I wish I had the means to post a pic.easy tie.Ive never used em,but they look cool.Kinda like a big scud,with mono eyes,aura yarn body,and the EB pulled over the top and ribbed with mono.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#25
Mumbles

Those look pretty darned good. One observation....if you want a better rear taper to the tie in point near the tail try cutting the tip of the edgebrite at a sharp angle, then when tying in the tip stretch it fairly hard and you will get a nice taper to the rear of the fly and not such a large bump in the material. Those last two are my favorite of the bunch.

Now go out and give them a swim..............
Thanks for the angle tip on the tail section Paul, I'll give that a shot as I tie up more in pink, green and yellow. I'll try to get some wet soon. I bet that my favorite chum run will find the green version useful.
 

Norseman1

Spey Fishing the Mighty Columbia......
#26
Chum slam the Chartreuse green body with a black squirrel tail and a heavy black hackle.

Hang on.....they try to kill this fly. And be careful, those brutes are tackle busters.


When you do the body on the Green lantern the trick is to do a very SLIGHT overlap of each successive wrap, that way the silver underbody will shine through on the edge that is overlapped....acting somewhat like fibre optics. That is the real secret of using EDGEbrite....hence the name; the edges act like fibre optics...and the fish get a look from the rear of the fly like no other fly out there.
 
#27
go to dollar stores and look for neon scribble tablets. You know you write on the surface with a stylus, then lift it up the sheet and it "erases" what you wrote. That's edgebright. Only it'll be alot cheaper:clown:
I can't seem to find this stuff at either the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart. Does it go by another name by chance?

Thanks.

TLL
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#28
TLL, the ones I found at wal-mart were inflatable pool mattresses. The top edge bright and bottom solid PVC layers are fused in a grid like diamond pattern, but there is plenty of material to harvest for tons of flies. If you want some, PM me and we can arrange a small fee and return postage and I can send you some pieces.
 
#29
A simple coastal euphasiid fly we use on the EC VI is called Hurst's handlebar.#6-8 34007 mustad,pink polarbear/crystal flash tail,silver tinsel underbody and pink edgebright over.It has been around since the 70's and is very effective on all pacific salmon.Norseman,I too stumbled upon the Wallmart ,etch a sketch solution when my local shop ran out of edgebrite during a pink run,duh.Wally world,it's a great source for any olefin poly, vinyl plastic, or antron. They are just so... green.
 
#30
There are five Handlebar variations in Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon II that incorporate Edge Brite. I don't know who tied the first one. I just numbered them in the order thery were received from the tier. I've caught a lot of feeding pink and chum salmon with them a way out in the salt along the west side of Graham and Langara islands in the QCs on Handlebar patterns. The stuff also makes good waiting period flies.
If you are tying it onto a bronze or black hook first underwrap the shank with silver mylar tinsel. It makes the fly much brighter.
Les Johnson