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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2020, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my flies

What do you like/dislike, what materials do you reccomend? What would you add or take away? These are essentially dirk wigglers tied with what I had on hand, so some things are definitely substituted. I've never tried the bead in the trailer wire. Just bored and waiting for water levels to chill out. Feel free to share your favorite ties. Thanks🍻🎣
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2020, 06:20 PM
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Look pretty good. On the rubber legs maybe cut them to a few different lengths. A little thing like that can add depth to your flies. I would say at this point you have to let the fish criticize them.

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They look very nice! Not overly dressed which can happen very quickly and is generally the one thing that makes flies not look right. I like the sparseness and I like what was mentioned about cutting the rubber legs to different lengths

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I think your flies look very fishy...real fish catchers those....personally I prefer flies tied on tubes and those would translate nicely.

Curious about that bead - do you think it is important? Kinda like a reverse egg sucking leach???
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I'll definitely try cutting the legs to different lengths, good idear. As to the bead its just something I've seen on some other flies, figured I'd give it a go. I like the way the bead looks, but we'll see if the fish do to. Thanks for the input.
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Good suggestions provided. They are very fishy!

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Here is a suggestion that will save you grief. When you put heavy eyes on a shank, the fly will ride with the eyes down. Further, weighted flys are tough to coax off a rock hangup.
To reduce the tendency for your eyed flies to hang up, make sure the point of the hook rides up. Otherwise, those are terrific.
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What do you like/dislike, what materials do you reccomend? What would you add or take away? These are essentially dirk wigglers tied with what I had on hand, so some things are definitely substituted. I've never tried the bead in the trailer wire. Just bored and waiting for water levels to chill out. Feel free to share your favorite ties. Thanks🍻🎣
These'll catch em for sure. I tie and fish the wiggler specifically in olive+black. One of my best flies in december and actually gets fish on the strip back in near bottom a lot.

some thoughts i have is the beads are neutrally buoyant so without a weighted head this could effect the keel of the fly. I could be wrong (im not a expert in this) but Most patterns i know of that call for them seemly have a weighted heads. then If possible (depends on your materials) i'd use a limp trailer so the bead could flow and move more naturally with the rest of the soft materials. I think its a fine idea as they make great hotspots providing contrast and glow to the back.

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