Flies for the surf.

BigVernBigVern Posts: 119 Deckhand
 Hi folks.

As promised my offerings from the vice. I have taken on board your advice and thoughts and come up with these 2 flies. Your expert opinions would be gratefully received!

Vern

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  • sunflowersunflower Posts: 431 Deckhand
    Color and design are good. Do they have any flash?
    What are they made of? I see feathers, marabou, and ... ?
    That's a lot of material for a smallish hook. I often check my flies out in my pool.
    Do they sink? How do they move? What is their profile in the water?
    Mark

    grace finds goodness in everything ...



  • BigVernBigVern Posts: 119 Deckhand
    Hi Mark.
    Basic construction, size 2 hook, 3 white hackles, pinch of marabou and a little dna flash. Eyes on and bug bond head built up. They are still drying but have a very slim profile in the water and sink slowly. Plenty of movement in the fibres. I did put a little red in one fly as a change.

    Thanks for casting your eye on them, no pun intended!

    Vern.
  • sunflowersunflower Posts: 431 Deckhand
    That all sounds good. I do like the red. I used to put that in my Clousers.
    I think in general, we over-tie flies. Pugliesi says "take as much material as you need, then take half of that." I think he is right more often than not. Your leader will help the flies sink.
    Mark

    grace finds goodness in everything ...



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