beyondhelp wrote: »
Funny, those look exactly like the ones I tried tying. (using congo hair) I'm about to give it another try on a smaller scale and really keep them sparse.
Got any tips for how to keep them looking nice? I made the mistake of letting a couple get too close to each other and they destroyed themselves. They won't survive a trip through the washer/dryer either.
Amurican wrote: »
Do the real tight mullet flies you make sink good? They look sick either way.
sunflower wrote: »
I think tightness and material are probably significant. I think ODC ties flies with tight-packed hair, and they probably are a lot more dense and sink faster than my flies, which were fluffy and tied with EP fibers. The EP fibers hold a lot of air, and also dry out very quickly on the false cast.
Actually, re-reading his post, he does use EP. He might succeed by taking the OPPOSITE approach. Using a LOT more material and packing the fibers so tight they don't hold air and float.
Ol'DirtyCaster wrote: »