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I've been a member of the Forum for a bit over a year. I started fishing the beaches and the folks on the Forum have given me great suggestions on how to find good fishing (never where and I don't ask). I started tying flies a couple of months ago and am amazed that I've actually caught fish on some of my creations. I have constructed versions of Chum Babies and Roger Stephens top water sand lance. I'm now trying to tie flat wing (?) pattern that I found in a photograph on the forum. I can't figure out who the original artist is so I can't give them due credit.


Here is my problem: I'm using RIO UV Knot Sealer to try to build heads on the flat wing pattern. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to build the material evenly on the hook. I'm also struggling with getting eyes (I'm using Spirit River molded eyes) to stay in place.


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Karl, that one is in Kelvin's gallery so he is the likely fly tier. If not it looks a lot like a Kerfwappie epoxy head. Both do magical things with baitfish patterns and I'm glad to have a few flies from each of these guys in my saltwater box. Both are also super fishy guys that are as nice as any other you'll have the opportunity to meet. I bet if you send them a PM they'll share what they do.
Andy, these are cool. Which have you used and how do they cast with the diving/wiggle lipps versus a standard fly. I have used some cones, shaped beads, sequins and even washers out front to make for a lot of weird action.
Cool Patterns
Thanks for sharing your experience with them.
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