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Bran 10-07-2013 10:04 AM

My first "Game Changer" shad pattern.
 
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/for...ons/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

Game Changer
 
Looks great! It will definitely catch fish. Keep at it!

Hal M

Bran 10-18-2013 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadisonBoats (Post 108665)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by flyman (Post 108882)
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/for...ons/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/for...ons/icon10.gif


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