Assorted Baitfish

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Posted by Jonny King on 2014-02-22 14:34:45

Hi All -- We've been snowbound and suffering from cabin fever, so when in doubt … tie flies! Here are a bunch of baitfish on tubes that are very easy to tie but make for a pretty smooth profile. The tubes, hidden weights and heads are from ProSportfisher -- Danish tube fly company that makes very cool stuff. The wings are fox and saddles and the heads are made of Senyo's Laser Dub coated with Liquid Fusion. They're quick to tie, but I think they'll work just fine. One interesting thing I've noticed about these flies -- though I have only limited time fishing them -- is that you can install the hook either point up or point down and they still swim in the correct attitude, because all the wing material is on TOP of the tube. I still have more experimenting to do, but the ability to switch from point up to point down gives you some options in grassy/weedy areas. I still don't know whether there will be any fouling issues with the point up, but the small amount of time I've played with them on the water suggests that it won't be a problem. To be continued….

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