Re: My Favorite Rear Weighted Deceiver


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Posted by Charlie Bisharat on 2010-12-31 13:21:12 in reply to Re: My Favorite Rear Weighted Deceiver posted by Dave Sellers on 2010-12-31 10:42:44

Dave,

In my limited experience with rear weighting flies I have found that the belly or throat of the fly is what needs to be smooth and "drag free". It has not mattered nearly as much if the materials behind the weight are free moving as long as they are supple and do not create drag by being bigger than the belly.

I have been "slicking down" the craft fur belly of my flies, which are attached at the throat of the fly only, with a flexible light cured acrylic or a thin layer of silicone to produce a good profile yet have a smooth belly to eliminate drag.The craft fur fibers that extend past the weight are free of adhesive and therefore they move wonderfully.

It seems to work really well. I have been more focused on a weedless fly that will dart around in all the tiny open water pockets in dense weed cover. My target have been LMB so far.

Cheers and happy new year to all.

Chas


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