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Old 10-12-2009, 02:56 PM
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Just a mod i made feeling a little creative today tying. What do you guys think? Any reactions/ critiques help!!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:24 PM
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It looks like that you made a Conehead Rubberlegs Crystal Bugger. I am sure that it will catch fish.

A few things that I would do differently.
1. Use less maribou in the tail. Thin it out by 50%.
2. Extend the hackle wrap all the way to the conehead. Do three wraps there before you finish it off.
3. Put a couple of strands of UV pearl Krystal Flash in the tail.
4. Your rubber legs should be shifted one position forward. This is more of a looks thing. It probably doesn't matter.

Fish that fly anyways. It will catch fish.

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:48 PM
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Salmon will try to eat that.

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Default Re: Need Input on a new Fly i tied

Agree with MP; especially the point about the tail.

WB tails that are much longer than 1 shank length generally mean that you'll get strikes where the fish won't actually hit the hook (they'll bite on the end of the tail; well ahead of the hook). Having said that, some people will tie buggers with tails that are 2x or more the length of the shank, but I've always thought that these people are missing fish, unless they're going after larger species where a mouthful is a pretty big bite. But, I do over-tie my bugger tails; just a little. I guess it's because I like the way the fly looks with a slightly over-dressed tail.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:48 AM
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Agree with my friends...It's a bit weird and I wouldn't use that color for a body but ....If you want to know what your fly is worth...try it,the fish opinion is more important than ours.
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Default Re: Need Input on a new Fly i tied

I would like to see a picture from the side as well. I agree with the sparse marabou tail, I also like to shorten them a bit, not only may you miss strikes but it will tend to wrap around the hook-bend.
Colour is what it is and only the fish will decide on that, I have had similar flies save the day for me so I cannot critique the colour.
If you are tying for self-satisfaction, tighten up the body and use a long enoug hackle feather to do the job without stretching it too much. That is for you, the fish probably won't care.
Now get on out and fish that critter!
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Default Re: Need Input on a new Fly i tied

Trout,

I was not looking to be too critical in my first post and now with out being overly suggestive I'll offer this.

What are you going to fish for with the fly? If the fish are not too choosy it'll work as is but there is some room for improvement as the others have made mention.

Try one with just the tail and palmered hackle. Then one with the legs if you still want them. When we are attempting to busy up a fly with more components it becomes complicated. Often times things get kinda gummed up with the effort. This is why I would prefect the pattern step by step and add complexity and creativeness as I went.

I hope this makes sense, it works for me.

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:36 PM
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I am only going to say, I agree that a long tail can result in misses. I am going to suggest, also, try Rabbit for the tail as fish will mutilate Marabou. Not a big deal, but if that is the only fly working and you are down to the last one....you want it to last.

Now, the Color....AWESOME!!!! Seriously. A great deep water color as it is less likely to change like the other prismatic colors.
Look at Bill Schiess PURPLE SHOWGIRL. Same chenille and a KILLER FLY.

I am soooooo sold on anything with rubber legs.

Try Purple Cripples or even Parachute dries, along with Pupas....something about Purple!
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Default Re: Need Input on a new Fly i tied

I agree with MP's statements totally....Now as for the color you tied that body in would be a steelhead killer!

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:48 PM
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AND rainbow and Cutthroats.....check this out:

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