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  • sunflowersunflower Posts: 745 Officer
    edited April 2022 #2

    Great-looking fly.
    I also use Sharpies and UV glue on my flies.
    Sharpie stripes add a lot of life and movement.
    No  problem with ladyfish, pompano, trout, jacks ...
    but I am always nervous if the UV or Sharpie could look flourescent or weird to a fish's eyes.
    I pretty-much never use them for tarpon.
    What are your thoughts?

    grace finds goodness in everything ...

  • CWFliesCWFlies Posts: 167 Deckhand
    I use tons of patterns with sharpie stripes and UV resin on them for tarpon and haven't notice any differences. Only thing I have ever noticed in tarpon flies is using too much flash. They don't seem to like alot of flash compared to a fish like a snook. Not sure why are they will eat a holographic DOA shrimp just fine and its all flash.
    I have heard the claim that certain kinda of fish can smell the sharpie scent in the water but I do not put much stock in that. I am sure a redfish can smell it but redfish eat everything in their path regardless of smell.
  • sunflowersunflower Posts: 745 Officer

    I agree. I think it's mostly a matter of silhouette and movement more than color.


    grace finds goodness in everything ...

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