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General Discussion / Re: New Rig = Embarrassing Moment
« Last post by Breamchaser on June 27, 2015, 07:23:22 AM »
You know, sometimes we are our own best entertainment. When it gets to the point we can't laugh at ourselves. it is a very bad day. Take care, John. ;D
Fishing Reports / Re: Bassin'
« Last post by albcorb on June 27, 2015, 02:41:57 AM »
wow doubles are always fun. look like smallies too
Fishing Reports / Re: Bassin'
« Last post by Cliff Huntington on June 26, 2015, 07:25:25 PM »
Tandem flies?  How do you rig them. 

Oh....nice bass.  :)
Fly Tying / Re: Special Project
« Last post by Stu Thompson on June 26, 2015, 09:07:01 AM »
Unfreakin believable. You must be the master alien. Sorry Stip you have been outdone on these.
Fishing Reports / Bassin'
« Last post by Stu Thompson on June 26, 2015, 09:02:25 AM »
Well I decided to go to my big bas lake and wouldn't you know it I spent 4 hours of fishing with only 1 18" bass being landed. I have been fishing this lake for years and even I couldn't figure out where the Bass went. So what to do? Went down the road for another ten minutes and fished at Shoe Lake. WOW!!!! What a difference. Nothing real big but boy did I do well. Fishing tandem flies I had 14 doubles on, can you say holy *#!!*  Not only that but I caught fish on poppers and streamers and they hammered one of Kirks top water minnows. Fish were all over the place. Most of the fish were between 12-15 inches but I did catch enough 16-17 inchers to make it really enjoyable. Anyway the first pic is of one of my doubles and if you look real close you will see the second one right underneath the top bass. Second pic is the 2 finall netted. One was 16 and the other was 17. One heck of a fight. Enjoy.

Fly Tying / Re: Source of Materials for the Russ Hampton Bass Spider Fly
« Last post by Scorpion1971 on June 25, 2015, 03:39:52 PM »
Very nice find Jerry.
Photos / Re: Florida keys 2k15
« Last post by Larry Offner on June 25, 2015, 04:44:48 AM »

Nice!  Thanks for the photo journal!
Fly Tying / Re: Source of Materials for the Russ Hampton Bass Spider Fly
« Last post by Jerry C on June 24, 2015, 07:34:40 PM »
Couldn't find my Jann's Netcraft catalog, but I checked my Barlow's Tackle catalog and this item is an exact match for the Bass Spider Fly.  Called Umbrella Ripple Skirts with Trailer.

Looks like 041 would work if you wanted to tie the same color that in Eastern Fly Fishing.

The nice thing about the pre-made skirts is you can build up a thread base on the shank coat with your adhesive of choice and slide them on, just leave enough space to finish the head of the fly.

As far as the body goes.  It reminds me a bit of the Calcasieu Pig Boat.  What I do when I'm tie the larger ones where I use spinner bait skirts is tie in a hackle in by the tip on each side of the shank and then one piece  of medium chenille on each side of the shank.  I twist the hackles and chenille together tightly and when wrapped it creates a nice tapered body.
Fly Tying / Re: Source of Materials for the Russ Hampton Bass Spider Fly
« Last post by SpryNotI on June 24, 2015, 03:00:16 PM »
Thanks Mike P.

The 1600J  JigTail Trailers from Lure Parts Online looks like a match.  The others are just too short and the necessary tie-in point would have changed the action too much (on the Russ Hampton Bass Spider Fly).  The shorter ones work just fine on other flies though.

For a wide variety of colors/patterns they also have:
1600S  SwimTail Trailers
1600J  JigTail Trailers
1600C  ChromeTail Trailers
1600M  MagTails (these are probably too big)

I'll keep you posted on the tie and how it fishes.  It might be a while though.
Photos / Re: Florida keys 2k15
« Last post by fly fisher bob on June 24, 2015, 08:51:55 AM »
We spent the first hour and a half or so for tarpon we were on fish most of that time but the low clear water made them very picky so we decided to go to another flat and there was a small sand hole bout 10ft long by 15ft wide full of 11 sharks the guide said he's never seen so many sharks in one spot before there were probably another 10 just around the hole we saw 2 permit swim out of it but right then the sun went behind a cloud and we lost them then we saw a big school of what we thought were jacks but ended up being bone fish we spent a good 15 min casting at them until we found a way to strip the fly that they would take it    What amazes me was that a school of close to 10 bonefish were swimming with all these sharks and they weren't bothering them until I hooked up and a bunch finally decided to try to get my fish had to loosen the drag a few times to let it escape from the sharks
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