Are there any flies that flutter? What I use I can strip in so a stationary fly darts in little 6" movements. It would be like holding an index finger horizontal and jerking your arm sideways in quick 6" movements- darting.
But what about fluttering? Same finger but now wiggling around and your arm slowly and continually moving sideways. Are there any flies that do that? :huh
Problem was Herter's was a lot like Chrysler - great innovation, lousy implementation. They made them out of T-0 aluminum, which fatigued and broke off about the second time you adjusted them. But I'd bet someone out there still makes something like them, probably in a clear plastic. You might try some of the more well-stocked on-line fly tying dealers and see what they have. Or experiment around and see what you can come up with.
I may try them myself in salt or for stream browns out here. Any idea how well they work?
Have to look at an old Herter's book in the library shelves research to see if there are any advertised as Fly Lipps are more of a durable translucent plastic crank bait lip. Seem fine for different fly recipes as there's a local fly fisher which has made a number of YouTube videos & posted on Fly Lipps webpage for those he's tyed up including a split body as has caught a number of different fish. Have had some success, which would probably be a better catch percentage if there was more fishing time.
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Any suggestions ? What have you used in the past ?
He mentions some particular flies ( including Galloup’s) but mostly talks principles of fly design as they relate to action.
Kind of long winded, but very informative.
Also look up Niklaus Bauer and his pike flies. On YouTube as well.