Flies for silvers

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Chucker, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. mbowers Active Member

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    Jupiter, FL / Victoria, BC
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    Shimmer Fringe is from Hareline and it's my new favorite material. Cotter pin, stinger hook, white marabou and some shimmer fringe and you've got a sweet moving baitfish fly that won't foul in about 2 minutes.

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  2. Pattick Member

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    What style cotter pins do you use and where do you get them? I went down to ACE and picked some up for stinger hooks, but my clinch knots and no-slip loops broke easily when I tested them. The only ones that I found were oval shaped, so I'm sure that had something to do with it. Are the ones you use made from round material?
  3. mbowers Active Member

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    Jupiter, FL / Victoria, BC
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  4. Tacoma Red Active Member

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  5. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    TR,
    Never used those before, though I've recommended Barlows in the past and buy a lot of stuff from them.
    I just use heavy gauge spinner wire if I'm going to make my own.
    SF
  6. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    SF,
    OK perhaps someone else. I do like them as the wire is not as thick to tie on as a cotter pin and they're still relatively inexpensive. Which heavy gauge spinner wire do you then use?
    TR