Flies for silvers

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

  1. Chucker

    Chucker Active Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll get a few things tied up and get back out there - though I might have a mooching rig in the boat as well :)
     
  2. Gray Ghost

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    I use the Angel Hair tips, but tie in the Angel Hair a little bit differently than shown for Capt. Ray's Angel Hair Fly.

    I'll fold the Angel Hair on the thread and slide it up the thread into position. Check for length to find out where to fold the Angel Hair onto the thread.

    GG
     
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    May I ask who is the producer of "Shimmer Fringe"?
     
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    believe it is manufactured by Hairline. I ordered mine from Gig Harbor Fly Shop.
     
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    Watch your backcasts on the beach especially at the lower tides as the rocks behind you are coming up to meet your fly.

    Leland.
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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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  7. Pattick

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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?
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane 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
     
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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
     
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    Another good one
     
  13. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    All of these flies produced this past weekend. Poppers produced more strikes from an average larger fish. It was fantastic, and long overdue for me. 20140819_180004.jpg
     
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    Steve, like your Purple Popper Eaters
    Leland.
     
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    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Hahaha, thanks Leland, I've been using a micro version of it for a couple years on cutts, and your recent post got me excited to size it up for coho. It worked great, although I didn't set the hook back far enough on a couple and had to retie. The biggest producer was almost 6" from head to hook.
     
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