Tuesday, 16 February 2010

tuesday tie off

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this week we decided on a Tuesday tie off was going to be a theme of spun deer hair , so we could tie pretty much anything we liked as long as it had some spun deer hair in it , so in decided due to this weeks challenge id have to make one of kens home made stacker's which actually are really rather bloody good, a rubber wine cork with a hole in it not pretty but does the job and even the dumbest redneck would be able to make it .......

stack n pack


so here is the result of the first try of the pack n stack a small subbug and actually it works really well , the bug itself is tied on a 4/0 sakuma manta orange and yellow buck tail body cream marabou feather collar and yellow and orange head topped of with conical eyes epoxyed in to give it that all important subbug action .........................

5 inch subbug


so next up i decided to muck around with crawdads no if you in the UK you'd think why do them they wont catch anything in the UK well actually they will i mean we have our own be it diminishing population of native crayfish there is of course the American signal crayfish which seems to be marching through our waterways just now and the fish are getting pretty fat on them so below was my first attempt at one with deer hair as a body i usually make them completely different than this although i think this looks more like a squid myself but its only the first attempt ........



close up of the above , just under and back behind the mono eyes is some heavy dumbbell eyes so this will hop and swim as its stripped and paused ....



OK so after the first one i had the basics of what i was doing so it kinda fell into place so really the only option really was to tie these with zonker strip and hey it looks kinda cool i think it will fish quite well and yea perch , pike and other predators will take these if there in the water they will probably be eating them ........



again the dumbbell eyes are hidden just behind the mono eye stems on the underside of the hook again this will make this fish in a hop swim and sink motion with the back body riding up mmmmm tempting .....



so just to finish up the tie off with something completely different , i saw this pattern in an American fly fishing magazine its made for steel heads and a most bizarre looking creature it is to well as we all now the Americans are way ahead of us when it comes to fly fishing i mean fly fishing for carp is the norm over there nobody bats an eyelid but could you imagine if i did that in the UK id be laughed of the water but i will be doing it later in the year ...

so anyway i saw this and thought what the hell I'm going to do one anyway and you know id fish it as well i reckon chub would kill for this so i will try it at some point it comes in at 3.5 inch's long what the hell the fish think it id is beyond me but hay ill try anything one (well almost anything)




so yet again we have the Tuesday tie of with ken capsey you'll find his ties here be sure to check em out

http://pikeadventures.blogspot.com/


so back on wed with another whole heap of trouble

tight lines
mcfluffchucker
(a cave in Scotland)

1 comment:

SmallieStalker said...

i like the crayfish....