Big Flies


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Posted by Wayne Syn on 2011-04-07 22:58:19

I was reading the posts below and thought I would share some of the big flies I've been tying.
Since Charlie's Airhead came out I have been in love with that fly. I wanted to tie my own flies like that but at that time there were no formal recipe available. I kind of knew how to tie it but did not want to widdle down dowels for a pattern for the hollow body.
I came across some Bungee Braid and experimented with that material and this is the fly that I got. I used it towards the tail end of the striper season last fall but since then I have not had the opportunity to use it. It has great darting action, I think due to the rattle being tied to the rear of the hook. It's large (8-9 inches) and light (basically the weight of the hook and rattle) and has a round body that pushes water just like Charlie's fly. You could go larger but the Slinky Fiber and Steve Farrar Blend material I use is only 8-10 inches in length. I use thinned Shoe Goo for the adhering the fibers to the Bungee Braid. It is a very easy fly to tie and you don't need a turner for the Goo.
WS

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Follow ups:

  • Re: Big Flies With Pictures - Morsie - 2011-04-08 19:37:19 (3 replies) (924 views)
  • Re: Big Flies - Phil Brna - 2011-04-08 12:41:13 (3 replies) (509 views)
    • Re: Big Flies - Andy K - 2011-04-08 16:23:07 (2 replies) (433 views)
      • Re: Big Flies - Phil Brna - 2011-04-08 17:16:44 (1 replies) (416 views)
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  • Re: Big Flies - Mark Kirsten - 2011-04-08 11:20:35 (1 replies) (494 views)
  • Re: Big Flies - Wayne Syn - 2011-04-08 11:00:55 (4 replies) (577 views)
    • Re: Big Flies - Charlie Bisharat - 2011-04-08 11:28:06 (3 replies) (701 views)
      • Re: Big Flies - WS - 2011-04-08 13:34:15 (2 replies) (512 views)
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  • Re: Big Flies - henry cowen - 2011-04-08 03:07:12 (0 replies) (597 views)
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          • Re: Big Flies - Max Garth - 2011-04-11 06:14:36 (0 replies) (380 views)


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