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JohnH0802
08-24-2009, 10:03 PM
Here are pictures of my most productive redfish patterns. I am not putting them in any kind of order.

This is my go to spoon fly pattern. There is just something about a dark spoon fly that makes this a consistant producer. I actually found the green material you see in the tail in a local fly shop and bought it just for this pattern.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=41&pictureid=294

This is my next favorite spoonfly pattern. Sometimes the pinks and oranges are just on.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=41&pictureid=295

This next series of pictures is a modified merkin type pattern. I had found that the regular merkin pattern was a little too wind resistant to use alot of the time (hard to cast in the wind), and it usually didn't come with a weedguard. Anyway I made this one to be a little less bulky, but with a weedguard. I have to give my friend Brian credit for suggesting the blue....I told him that one of the reasons I thought this pattern was working so well was all of the blue crabs that I was seeing. He tied up a merkin pattern with the blue in it, and I thought it would be a great touch on my fly.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=41&pictureid=291

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=41&pictureid=292

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=41&pictureid=293

This last fly is one that I saw/read about in a saltwater magazine. The materials are different, and I added some things that I liked, including the weedguard. The materials are only different because I used what I had on hand, not because the original wasn't good. Any way this one, and one tied a size smaller with bead chain eyes has produced when nothing else seemed to. In particular a saltwater pond that gets alot of fishing pressure. I actually made my first flies in this pattern with white dear hair tails, but ended up going with some ep fibers in later flies. I colored the tails with a red and black sharpie.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=41&pictureid=298

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=41&pictureid=297

Carolina Boy
08-25-2009, 07:26 AM
Shrimp and Crab, yea dem redfish know how to eat! All you need now is a cold beer and some hushpuppies!

flyman
08-26-2009, 09:56 PM
I like the shrimp and spoon flies, nice work:smile:. What did you make the weed guard out of?

bigpopper
08-28-2009, 02:36 PM
Now I have to get to the seafood restaurant, all this talk of crabs,shrimp, and hushpuppies! YUM!
Really like those flies too!

Carolina Boy
08-28-2009, 04:04 PM
Hey flyman, I am not sure what John uses for weed guard, but i use Mason hard nylon, it works great for weed guards on salt patterns and poppers etc. Check it out good stuff

JohnH0802
08-28-2009, 04:44 PM
I have just been using heavy mono (50 or 60 lb test). It has worked great. I did experiment making a wire weed guard on one of my spoonflies, and it worked great, but it is already starting to wear out (fatigue from bending).
John