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Re: Wire underbody vs. bead/cone head

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thats the only hook that will do that. i am talking bout a standard hook. i will hve to test the curve shanks now,

Posted on: 2010/1/13 18:52
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Re: Wire underbody vs. bead/cone head
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Yup, curved hooks like the TMC 2457 flip upside down with weight on the shank. The curve is above the centerline and when the weight on the shank overcomes the weight of the hook bend, it flips upside down...every time.

Sometimes a good thing, but be careful weighting scuds. I don't like them to ride upside down.

Posted on: 2010/1/14 7:41


Re: Wire underbody vs. bead/cone head

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afish- so you are saying that chech nymphs will flip also. kinda defeats the purpose of all the shell backs..

Posted on: 2010/1/14 7:47
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Re: Wire underbody vs. bead/cone head
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afish- so you are saying that chech nymphs will flip also. kinda defeats the purpose of all the shell backs..



Yeah, a lot of them do flip upside down if too much weight is placed on the crown of the curved shank. I suppose they are a little more snag proof on the bottom in that case. If you carefully place the weight below the centerline of the shank, it will remain upright, but most flip. I really believe those flies don't really look like much of anything to the fish besides something good to eat anyway. I believe that for the most part, we kid our selves when we think our flies are close imitations to the naturals.

Posted on: 2010/1/14 7:55


Re: Wire underbody vs. bead/cone head

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I agree thats why my flies are different than most, I look through the fish's eyes. from below..

Posted on: 2010/1/14 9:51
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Re: Wire underbody vs. bead/cone head

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I like to do both. A small, bright bead for the flash, and some wire for weight. I take two short pieces of lead wire and attach them to either side of the hook. It makes a nymph with a wide, flat body that has some weight. Since most nymphs are wide and flat I think it makes a slightly better profile.

Posted on: 2010/1/14 11:54



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