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Old 09-01-2007, 11:54 AM
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Question Creating your own ?

Not sure if we've discussed this before or not :

Do you develop your own fly patterns from scratch ?

How often do you see a pattern in a magazine, or at your
local shop & make your own version ?

Do you have a jar of "rejects" on your tying desk ?

Ever use one of those "rejects/butt ugly fly" & catch fish
on it like there is no tomorrow ?

I usually wait until mid-winter to tackle the "reject" jar &
take apart/re-use the hook.

Just hoping to get some good discussion & maybe even
some photos of your creations.

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Old 09-05-2007, 07:06 AM
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Default Re: Creating your own ?

I generaly try to create what looks like the baitfish that are found around here. you get in image in your head of what you think this baitfish should look like, and start clipping, tying, and rotating the vise like a mad scientist trying to resurect frankenstein. there are several flops on the cork board, minnow patterns, shrimp patterns, bass patterns, and flies that i tried to tye that i had seen in a local shop. I like to think of them as flies that have been swatted.
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This is a pilchard pattern that took several attempts, hooks and alot of material to finaly come to life. I am working on a shrimp pattern for the fall/winter snook fishing. I will probably have more to add to the cork board.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:34 AM
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I tie a par-drake in my own pattern using moose and deer hair, it a killer on local spring creeks and moutain lakes but dosn't work in the river
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:15 PM
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Default Re: Creating your own ?

Here are a few more that have recently come out of the vice.

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the top one works extremely well in the surf for permit and snook, the middle one is a tarpon fly that was a flop that actually caught several snook, go figure. and the last one is a good all around shrimp pattern.
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