Sunday, 8 March 2015

salty snacks and plans afoot

Challenge accepted from a man on an island

Ok so it started out as a facebook post to the destroyer I was tagged in 
There's your fly tying challenge (that Dave Lindsay might want to have a shot at too.) Small coal fish. 6 inches long. A staple diet of sea trout around the coast of Shetland. Needs to be saltwater resistant, durable , easy to cast and catch fish. 

Found this really interesting as id made flies for Pollock but never made a Pollock fly so happy as every to have a go

So gliss and glint was the way to go obviously J

Used a 3/0 mustad saltwater hook and a gliss and glint body, I actually whipped this up while I was waiting for my oven chips to cook 

And to finish a nice large eye 

sorry folks ive tried  for half an hour to try and fix the paragraphs in white and cant fix it , bugger

Encased in epoxy the eye ads weight as well as action on the retrieve (looks quite pink in the picture, not quite that pink in reality)  actually for a fly that I chucked together while waiting for my chips to cook I think it hits the spot …..May try it for pike as well 

I have a 2 day salty trip coming up shortly so although I don’t need too I started on some more sandeel patterns just in case

So in no particular order heres a few of my favourite patterns 

Marabou sandeel

Hook - dia riki 2/0
Thread – clear mono
Body – dark olive marabou
Flash – deer creek pearl crystal flash
Head – deer creek fish headz 

Hook - dia riki 2/0
Thread – clear mono
Body – gliss n glint plus (chartreuse)
Flash – red angel hair
Head – silicone
Eye - 5mm gator eye  

Deep sandeel
Hook - dia riki 2/0
Thread – clear mono
Body – gliss n glint plus (blue and pearl)
Flash – predator flash
Head – mega braid tube  
Eye - 5mm 3d flat foil eye  

Diamond fine uv sandeel

Hook - dia riki 2/0
Thread – clear mono
Belly  – gliss n glint plus (white)
Body – 2 white saddle hackles
Back – olive sheephair
Back – 1 barred saddle hackle
Flash – crystal flash flash
Head – mega tube braid
Eye - 5mm gator eye  

same pattern different gator eye 

So there you go this time next week ill be on my way back after hopefully 2 days of catching these things (which by the way fight like stink on the fly)

Or if im really good mabey some of these
(from the venue were fishing)

 One things for sure its going to be a lot of fun fishing into 60ft of water and connecting with these things J im actually quite excited

And you know with scenery like this catching fish is a bonus 

A big shout out to my fishing partner in crime for next week james who has put me onto some great fishing, hopefully have some cool stuff to share next week as well as hotel horror storys cheers jim J

Hi im James  they call me Alaska bob in these parts hmmm

Later folks
( a cave in scotland) 


cruixman said...

Excellent dave. Cracking flys. Looks like they will catch in the wild salty water. .I will wear my Russian style hat. Seeing as you really like it. Roll on the weekend. ...

cruixman said...

Excellent dave. Not sure if this is my third post or not. Due to not having posted here before. Excellent skills. Looking forward to trying out your creations. .cheers

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