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Re: Toothy Critter Success Thread

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Oh and the figure 8 thing if you are on a boat you will want to do it everytime because they come out of nowhere. When wade fishing or fishing from the shore I always try to make some sort of direction change a sweep to the left or right or a circle or 8 if you can. To a musky or pike that means a fish trying to get away and they don't like that. So to answer your question yes do it when possible. Probably 80% of your strikes are going to be within a rod length from you.

Posted on: 2012/11/19 10:42


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I'll add my limited experience with synthetics:

The most useful application I've found is as a tail material to add some length (I ran out of good hackles recently). I've tried the bass skirts as well...they look nice and add bulk, but flies end up casting like a wet rag.

I tied an all-EP material fly recently...looks nice, and casts well enough; but it didn't really push any water and kinda sunk hook-first on the pause...just wasn't crazy about the action.

Synthetics definitely have their place, but I'm partial to the natural materials as well. But like paco said, finding good materials can be a challenge.

Posted on: 2012/11/19 11:19


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Yes especially feathers for tailing. That is the hardest. I have found that over the last few months the saddles are becoming more and more available now thank god. Even can get some grizzly ones again. I have looked at alternatives for tailing material but have not found anything I like so far. It is hard to beat the looks of saddle feathers or good schlappen. What were you using for the tailing Jay

Posted on: 2012/11/19 11:30


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Yeah I'm kinda bummed I didn't get to the symposium to stock up. As for the synthetics, I've got a pack or two of EP material, but that's it. I can't complain about the product, but I'm hoping to find a good substitute...stuff is pricey.

Tough to tell here, but I used the olive over white:




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Posted on: 2012/11/19 11:57


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That's a great looking and well tied fly, Jay! Good stuff.

Posted on: 2012/11/19 12:20


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Ive bin kicking out some singles and stocking up for next spring.
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pacof, those flies are downright scary.....good stuff. I see you have mono leaders tied on - never use wire for the toothy guys?

Posted on: 2012/11/19 16:36


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@TD55 -

Where does one obtain those partridge hooks?

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I use flouro that's it. Next yr I'm gonna mess with some knotable wire. You think those are scary? I haven't even started on my tandems for next season.

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Thanks for all the information. I'll check out some of the linked flies and make an attempt at tying them if I can get the materials.

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Midnightangler whitewaterflies.com offers them. They are called the universal predator x. I use the 8/0. I have been using gamakatsu for a while now but these Partridge hooks are hands down the sharpest hooks I've ever used. I will be using them exclusively now. They are pricey but worth it.

Posted on: 2012/11/19 23:50


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I have been messing this polar flash and mixing with Farrah blend. Using a couple grizzly feather on top of that. Deer hair, flash, Finn raccoon and the heads are faux fox.. Lately all my flys are a mix of synthetic material and natural materials

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Posted on: 2012/11/20 11:06


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With glass rattles

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^ sweetness.

Posted on: 2012/11/20 11:31


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I can't get these damn fish to eat in clear water. I see a couple muskies every time I go out, but they will not chase. This morning one fish floated five feet downstream of me alongside my boat, mocking me. I figure 8'd like crazy over its head and it did not care. Basically the fish are sitting on the bottom in 6-12 feet of water and I can't get them to come up. I can get the fly deeper, but they just aren't interested.

Has anybody here had success with musky in these conditions, other than night fishing? I really hope the weather turns ugly here next week. Something needs to change.

Posted on: 2012/11/20 16:24



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