V rib vs Liquid Lace question

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kaiserman, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Kaiserman content

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    Has anyone noticed a distinctive difference when using a fly tied with one verses the other?

    I see the advantages of both, but not sure if one would work more productively than the other.

    Has anyone noticed (for a lack of better words) a difference in production of fish?

    Thanks
  2. psycho Active Member

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    Just make sure that you use a water based head cement for the Liquid lace.:D
  3. GAT Active Member

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    I don't bother injecting Liquid Lace with any fluid -- it's a gimmick that attracts more fly tiers than fish.

    I've tied patterns with both V-Rib and the plastic tubing (with and without fluid)... I prefer V-Rib because it is easier to use. The fish don't give a rip one way or the other.
  4. troutpocket Active Member

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    Short answer is no. . . ..But I've seen some pretty tasty looking patterns tied with liquid lace and I'm sure at certain times the fish get picky enough that you would notice a difference. But 90+% of the time in lake fishing, pattern is secondary to finding the fish and presenting your fly in a way that it looks like food. Beyond that there was a good thread recently about how long to wait to switch patterns. Having a few liquid lace patterns to try could be fun on days when your standards are getting ignored.
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  5. Kaiserman content

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    That's the kind of info I was looking for GAT and TP.

    Thank you.

    And GAT, I've neeeeever been guilty of tying a fly, just because it looks cool. :rolleyes: :p
  6. GAT Active Member

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    Yeah, right, me neither :D