Originally Posted by streamsideguy
looking good, but you dont want the tail facing upwards. you want it to lay flat against the hook shank. Here is about the BEST(and I say best because he actually shows how it lays in the water) tutorial I have found: http://www.warmfly.com/index.php?opt...6&topic=2261.0
I'll have to get some pics of these in the water. Actually, the way this fly floats, the tail does lay more or less flat on the water. I have a few wraps of lead wire right at the hook bend which causes it to float slightly tail down.
The angle is a little steeper than I wanted but I'm looking to make these float with a slight tail down attitude like a dying or injured minnow.
I'm still experimenting with these. I think they will catch fish like they are but I am trying to get it just the way I have envisioned and it's not there yet.
I've even been thinking of putting a plastic "lip" under the nose (cut out of plastic water bottle or milk jug) so when it's twitched, it'll dive a couple inches under the water and float back to the surface kind of like a rapala lure.