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Old 03-28-2008, 07:10 PM
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Well, last night I was reading on line and happened on another forum, which isn't important, but I saw this fly tied by Robin aka rrhyne56. I thought, I have a bunch of Ostrich in various colors (I do use it for scuds). This looked interesting, so I tied some up on a #12 scud hook (the one in the picture is much bigger but more a visual thing). I wrapped about 10 wraps of .15 lead substitute up by the eye. I then took the OLIVE Ostrich and tied in the tail. Then wrapped the body to the middle of the hook. Tied it off, then repeated to the eye. I even tried little dumbell eyes.
I took this to the pond today. I started off with my floating line and Chironomids. Did okay but it was slow and I noticed they were hitting when I slowly pulled them in.
I have always gone with unweighted flies and a sinking line to put them where I want them, SPECIALLY on weedy bottoms which the pond has.
But, I recently bout WET CELL Type II line. Now wet cell unlike density compensated, forms a belly, letting the fly float up. How does a weighted fly float up? Danged if I know, but I wasn't dragging any weeds in so I must not have been on the bottom.

I threw out the UGLY and quick little strips with an occasional long. I was catching fish EVERY cast for awhile and these were very nice fish for the pond.
BUT, I forgot my CAMERA again DANG IT! and I actually have two sitting on my dresser!
Anyway, here is Mr. Ugly and I am thinking this could be a good Damsel Imitation:

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Nice ugly fly. Who say they have be pretty to catch fish?
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Great fly. Looks very fishy. If I had to choose one color to fish with, it would be olive...
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I would think the positioning of the weight and the action is a big plus also, I like it too.
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what kinda hook is that? mine are all hook eye bent down??
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:41 AM
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This might be a regular BAIT hook. It almost looks like a CIRCLE hook.
Like I said, I tied the one in the picture bigger. The up eye is good however and I think I used Tiemco, but it could have been another brand. They are out there.
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Robin's a good guy. Well known and highly regarded amongst many Texans.

I agree that the fly looks like a circle hook. They're some lighterwire circle hooks out there, though they're the exception to the rule. I would probably use some thing more like a mustad 3366 and put a bit more bend into it myself.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:09 PM
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I tied up more today with the Mustad 37160. I like the bend of this hook and the way it curves is interesting. We shall see how it does.
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I was waiting for the hook ID, I wanted some scud circle hooks...

Joni, did you have many short strikes to your hook-up ratio? I've yet to use a circle hook and I've been told that the fish have to hook them selves or you pull the fly out of it's mouth.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:38 AM
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You could be right, I did have hit miss yesterday, but they weren't very aggressive.
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