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Old 01-22-2013, 11:38 AM
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Took a couple of days off from work & had a long weekend. Spent it away at a resort in VA with my wife, son, daughter in law & grandsons. Was nice to spend time with the family, but the whole weekend was primarily for the kids, so I took along a tying bag. I like swimming pools as much as anyone, but a hundred screaming kids in not my idea of fun!

Here's the result of a few hours of my kind of fun!

Can never have enough chartreuse & white Clousers! Mostly 1/0's & a couple of 3/0. Epoxy on the heads will finish them.
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A couple of barbell eyed buggers. Size 1, Daiichi Worm Hooks.
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A Clouser tied with Polar Flash.
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Spinner Flies! I didn't have enough spinners with me to complete all of them. Size 4 Matzuo Sickle hooks.
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Finally, some Shad Flies with tungsten bead heads. Size 4, 3X streamer hooks.
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Nice flies! I had some pistol pete flies (spinner blade, woolly bugger looking thing) and could NOT lift the fly up off the water to save my life....even with a 6 weight. I'd rather cast a full sink line than a spinner fly.

Have you fished those yet? If so, I assume you're using something like an 8 weight? maybe that makes it easier.....
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Nice work on the flies, congrats! I totally understand about the 100 screaming kids at the pool, I feel the same way.
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Have you fished those yet? If so, I assume you're using something like an 8 weight? maybe that makes it easier.....
Thanks for the comments!

I've not fished with these as yet, but have used similar in the past with my 6 wt. This type of spinner is a little easier to pick up than a propeller type IMO.

Leader & tippet length & sizing may have some bearing on it too. When using a spinner I'll use a leader & tippet combo that is only about 6- 61/2 ft long & taper to about an 8 or 10lb test. This isn't exactly finesse fishing!

I can also throw these with an ultralight spinning rod, which may be how I end up using them.
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Cool -- that makes sense.

I came from spin fishing and have no argument with it -- it works and is fun too.
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Great stuff! That Polar Flash Clouser is a beauty and a big catcher I'll bet!

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Those shad flys are nice! Have you used them?
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I like the idea of two thread colors on the Clousers.
That little bit of red really stands out!
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I like the idea of two thread colors on the Clousers.
That little bit of red really stands out!
I'm not sure the fish care one way or another, but I like it. It's a bit of a throw back to days when streamers had red gills or throats added, which many did. Might help sometimes I think. It's Danville's Depth Ray flat nylon in Fl. Red. Been tying them that way for many years.

Boz, I really like the Polar Flash! I've used similar Shad flies in years past. Most are very simple, and small, but I've caught enough shad by accident on bigger stuff to know they'll still strike at these. I've seen guys using big lead head Shad Darts catch some really big shad too.

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I second the red throat, seems as though that extra color is not only more realistic but it helps grad thier attention as well. That synthetic clouser looks good, too, will last forever.
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