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Paymaster 06-12-2012 12:51 PM

Tying some flies
 
I am tying some flies for salt water fishermen. Thought I would share a picture here.

http://www.discusscooking.com/attach...d7e6436a89.jpg

Merlot 06-12-2012 10:49 PM

Very nice! I actually looked it up and saw some step by step illustrations... there is a lot of work that goes into that!

PrincessFiona60 06-12-2012 10:51 PM

Wow, those look great! Good job!

TATTRAT 06-13-2012 12:40 AM

Just beautiful! What a cool hobby!

I know you said saltwater, and seeing your location, are these more for shallow water applications, light gear, like if I were in Florida and going for Redfish, or Tarpon?

buckytom 06-13-2012 03:46 AM

it's tough to tell by the size, or guess the weight, but they're nice.
they look like flies to fish backwaters, for snook, sea trout (weakfish), red fish, permit, small cobia, and the like.

or they could be several ounces, for jigging for tarpon, goliath grouper, mackerel, tripletails, etc..

Paymaster 06-13-2012 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TATTRAT (Post 1148580)
Just beautiful! What a cool hobby!

I know you said saltwater, and seeing your location, are these more for shallow water applications, light gear, like if I were in Florida and going for Redfish, or Tarpon?

The guy getting the two dozen I just tied is targeting Spanish Mackeral. I have used them to catch Mackeral and Blue Fish myself.

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckytom (Post 1148645)
it's tough to tell by the size, or guess the weight, but they're nice.
they look like flies to fish backwaters, for snook, sea trout (weakfish), red fish, permit, small cobia, and the like.

or they could be several ounces, for jigging for tarpon, goliath grouper, mackerel, tripletails, etc..

Hook size is #1 and medium barbell eyes. The overall length is about 3.5-4 inches.

Thanks for the comments everyone.:smile:

Gravy Queen 06-13-2012 02:36 PM

They are indeed very pretty Paymaster. My husband loves to fish, but he can sit for hours in the house tying up pretty things (oh dear that came out all wrong....um).:smile:

Dawgluver 06-13-2012 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravy Queen
They are indeed very pretty Paymaster. My husband loves to fish, but he can sit for hours in the house tying up pretty things (oh dear that came out all wrong....um).:smile:

:lol: Been reading 50 Shades of Grey, GQ?

Gravy Queen 06-13-2012 02:45 PM

:ermm::smile:No, but should I ?

buckytom 06-13-2012 03:36 PM

lol, gq and dawg.

paymaster, they're real beauties. your friend is a lucky guy.

we were in south florida just a few weeks ago and hit on a school of hundreds of spanish mackerel using live shrimp for bait.

one of the best days of fishing in my life.

we brought our catch to a local restaurant who cooked it for us. spanish mackerel is amazingly delucious, light and flaky. not strongly flavoured like king mackerel.

i'll have to try brightly coloured bucktsils the next time.


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