Re: The Squid Epidemic


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2012-04-04 14:30:51 in reply to The Squid Epidemic posted by Jonny King on 2012-04-03 21:49:48

Jonny,

At the time (1964) when I came out with the final version of my Sea Arrow Squid, it was probably the best one out there and it caught a lot of fish, world-wide. Of course I was using the materials of the era and was fairly limited, not only with materials but with new concepts as well. I did use silicone spread over acrylic fiber to form the swim fin and may have been the first or one of the first to use silicone for that task. The fly looked good but it cast like crap... ;-) It did have great action though.

You guys - all of you - make my squid fly look like a Model T- Ford in comparison. It is so cool as to what has transpired in saltwater fly tying since the 60s. All of you should take a bow - not only for your inspiring creations, but for sharing your knowledge with others as well.

Again, thank you all for sharing your talents here on my board.

Here are a few images of my Sea Arrow Squid, original and a sandwich foam variation, an idea I borrowed from the late Harry Kime and his Tutti Fruttie squid fly.
Dan

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