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Bran
10-07-2013, 10:04 AM
Tied this one last night after recieving all of my material while we were away camping this past weekend. Got home to some nice little bubble envelopes full of goodies. I used a Hareline Baitfish Emulator Flash for the body because I couldn't find some of the recommended material online last week. It worked pretty well, at least I was pleased. I could probably use a bigger eye, these are 1/4 inch pearl flash. I tied in a straight flashabou tail which didn't fan like I wanted it to, but, still gives a nice eye catching flash. Colored it up to resemble the local Striper favorite, the Alewife. All in all it took me about 2.5 + hours but I enjoyed tying it, think I'll experiment some more but I've got to order some more body materials, this thing really takes up the supplies!! It's around 5 inches long. I used a B10S Stinger that I got at LRO last year.

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And one pic of the camping dog, happy as a lark to be out chasing the tame squirrels this weekend!http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/images/icons/icon10.gif
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Bran
10-17-2013, 11:02 PM
Well, I was proud of it anyway!

MadisonBoats
10-18-2013, 08:24 AM
Nice fly bud! Have you tried it out yet? Let us know how it fishes.

flyman01
10-18-2013, 10:42 AM
That should catch some fish no doubt. You may want to consider throwing that on the Hiwassee in February during the shad kill, I am sure there would be a number of trout interested in that pattern.

Hal M
10-18-2013, 11:25 AM
Looks great! It will definitely catch fish. Keep at it!

Hal M

Bran
10-18-2013, 06:19 PM
Nice fly bud! Have you tried it out yet? Let us know how it fishes.

Thanks guys! Shawn, I sure want to but so far no. Maybe tomorrow if things work out. Tied it for the Striper here on the local lake.

flyman
11-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Nothing wrong with that. I have been using pinking shears to trim mine a little smaller and a little more to shape. You are right about the eye, I would use one about twice that size. Overall I'd say a pretty good first :smile:.

Bran
11-05-2013, 11:27 AM
Nothing wrong with that. I have been using pinking shears to trim mine a little smaller and a little more to shape. You are right about the eye, I would use one about twice that size. Overall I'd say a pretty good first :smile:.

Thank you sir! I need to trim it down some. Like Byron said of some of his ties, it doesn't want to sink enough. I've got too much material there but I
had the "big fly, big fish" mentality! http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/images/icons/icon10.gif

Slider
11-20-2013, 07:34 PM
How'd that do? Looks like it would be good for bass.

Bran
11-21-2013, 02:42 PM
Its going to be great for Bass, I only tested it, haven't fished in the last month or so because I switched over to Squirrel and Quail hunting. I'll tie a couple more after Christmas, trim them down a little more, and hopefully next Spring tell about the 8 lb. Largemouth that peeled drag on my 7 wt!!http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/images/icons/icon10.gif