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Old 04-12-2010, 01:51 PM
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Default Booby Fly Won't Float

I've tied up a bunch of booby flies to use for smallmouth bass.

I used medium and large Rainy floating foam for the heads and #2 and #4 Gamakatsu Aberdeen hooks. I tied in the marabou tails and used chenille for the body.

But when I put them in the sink to test them, as soon as the feather/chenille is wet, the flies sink!

The irony is that in the UK where they use these things for trout, there is controversy because they float so high. But I want mine to float for smallmouth and the darn things sink!

Has anyone else had this problem? Solutions?
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