Ling cod fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Jonathan Tachell, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Alright guys I tied my first fly for the swap last night. Just have to tie 4 more and then epoxy the heads. Just about a month until the ling cod opener, I can't wait to use my new 12wt and 550 grain coldwater striper line.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I'm gonna be watching this! Good one Jonathan! I look forward to some pics.
     
  3. Jonathan Tachell

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    I finished my five flies tonight and applied the eyes. Now I just have to epoxy the heads and they will be good to go. They came out at a modest 9" in length but look pretty fishy. Can't wait to get back out on the salt and chase some toothy critters.
     
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    Jon~
    Got any photos?
     
  5. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    My camera is not that great at taking close up photos but I will see what I can do. Its a pretty simple pattern that is one of many in my arsenal but it fishes. I will see what I can do about a picture mind you they have not been epoxied yet.
     
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    I picked up some new materials today to try out, so I've got some experimenting to do, but they're gonna be badass! Can't wait.
     
  7. Jonathan Tachell

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    Here is a picture of the fly I am tying minus the epoxy on the head. Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures and the white on the belly of the fly does not show up very well against the white background. These are tied on an 8/0 gamakatsu hook with a loop of braid tied in for a stinger hook.
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    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Very nice Tachell! I'll fish that with confidence! Are you going to cut the front hook off and just run a stinger?
     
  9. Jonathan Tachell

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    I usually leave the front hook intact. I like to think it increases my odds of landing fish as a lot of the time a ling will grab larger prey by the mid section and sometimes the head. Also the weight of the hook helps keep the fly riding in an upright position. Plus I figured I would leave the hook intact so you guys could decide whether you want to fish it as is or cut the hook.

    I can't wait to see what your tying up Steve.

    Tight Lines!
     
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    Alright, flies are done. Just finished epoxying the last one a few minutes ago. One month until the general opener for lings and im stoked. Headed to Neah Bay and La Push May 2nd, hoping for calm seas and hungry lings.
     
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    Hey guys, here's a couple flies I've finished for the swap, this color combo is by far my best producer. I only had time to throw a camera phone picture up, but they are about 9" long, yak and Flashabou, finished with a giant Fish Skull. I can't wait to fish them, they're gonna get hammered!
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    One more thing, they're tied on X point 4/0 hooks, I didn't have any trouble with short strikes last year, all the flys were buried in their monster mouths! These hooks held up very well and stayed sharp as Hell.

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  13. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    good looking flies... unlike the src swap i am a total slacker on this one. will get going this week.
     
  14. Jonathan Tachell

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    Those look great Steve! Can't wait to fish it.
     
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    I see you like both kinds of chartreuse: lemon and lime. :) j/k Flies look large and in charge.