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Old 10-07-2013, 10:04 AM
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Default 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.





And one pic of the camping dog, happy as a lark to be out chasing the tame squirrels this weekend!
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:02 PM
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Well, I was proud of it anyway!
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:24 AM
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Nice fly bud! Have you tried it out yet? Let us know how it fishes.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:42 AM
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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.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:25 AM
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Looks great! It will definitely catch fish. Keep at it!

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Old 10-18-2013, 06:19 PM
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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.
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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 .
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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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 .
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!
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