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    Default Some Flies

    A little evening tying...

    Small Ghost Shrimp patterns for the lighter rods

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    EP Crabs

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    Clouser variation that has been very good to me. Palmer Chenille over the body instead of bare thread wraps.

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    Has anyone else been tying anything lately?

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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvin' Labs View Post
    Nice
    Are those for Redfish? Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodieSC View Post
    Are those for Redfish? Nice work.
    thank you
    Yes, primarily for redfish although that clouser has done great with trout as well and i'm sure could translate easily to other fish

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    The ghost shrimp would work well for summer snook on the grassflats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawhoo View Post
    The ghost shrimp would work well for summer snook on the grassflats.
    I could see that for sure. I always mentally get stuck on bait fish patterns with snook, my go to being a white deceiver with a red thread head.
    The shrimp are fun on a 6/7wt for low tide fish where you have to have a soft landing.

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    In the heat of the summer in Charlotte harbor area where I just moved from the small shrimp and white bait covered all healthy grass flats 1.5 to 4 feet deep. They were aggressive but very responsive sensitive to realism of flies which was different then the redfish I was chasing. That pink is a nice touch.
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    Don't know much about the fly game, but the time and effort you've put forth is obvious. Well done, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawhoo View Post
    In the heat of the summer in Charlotte harbor area where I just moved from the small shrimp and white bait covered all healthy grass flats 1.5 to 4 feet deep. They were aggressive but very responsive sensitive to realism of flies which was different then the redfish I was chasing. That pink is a nice touch.
    Thank you.
    I fish Charlotte harbor for at least a week each summer. This year my best snook action came along the west wall on an outgoing tide. I have done very well also finding them stacked up at the mouths along turtle and bull.

    Purple/black is what they liked best.

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    Here are some that will likely go for a swim this weekend.

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    Send me a half dozen of those EP crabs and put yellow and black rubbers on them. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willk View Post
    Send me a half dozen of those EP crabs and put yellow and black rubbers on them. Thanks.
    I dont have yellow and black but if you buy, I'll tie.

    I have found that the legs dont make a huge difference to the fish especially if you already have marabou in the tail. But they sure look cool.

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    That crab is the ticket!

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    Saw quite a bit of fly fishing and trout catching last week. It must be easy because I saw alot of women doing it.

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    Sorta out of place in a saltwater fly tying thread but when you fish a big old yarn indicator or thingamabobber that you lob out of the boat and then pretty much just watch it as you drift along, sorta like stationary fishing a cane pole and watching a bobber, it can sure make it easier for an inexperienced fly fisher to catch a fish. Probably why 99% of guides do that with them. Flyfishing (fresh or saltwater) is the bowhunting of fishing. Surely you can understand that a little.

    I've fished the Henry's fork of the snake river myself, I can honestly say trout are thick there. Big dang trout too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur hunter View Post
    Sorta out of place in a saltwater fly tying thread but when you fish a big old yarn indicator or thingamabobber that you lob out of the boat and then pretty much just watch it as you drift along, sorta like stationary fishing a cane pole and watching a bobber, it can sure make it easier for an inexperienced fly fisher to catch a fish. Probably why 99% of guides do that with them. Flyfishing (fresh or saltwater) is the bowhunting of fishing. Surely you can understand that a little.

    I've fished the Henry's fork of the snake river myself, I can honestly say trout are thick there. Big dang trout too.
    I wasn't fishing, I was just rafting. I've never been fly-fishing. Pretty place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catdaddy View Post
    I wasn't fishing, I was just rafting. I've never been fly-fishing. Pretty place.

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    Didnít say you were, was commenting about those you showed with guides who were. Either way, it donít matter much.
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    Good job on the flies and the fish.
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