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boarmountain
03-30-2004, 06:55 AM
I tied this flatwing as a squid imitation, but I think it would be a good herring pattern also.

Mike B

mdrew9
03-30-2004, 07:38 AM
ooo I want that, those are so nice, looks great.

mgustav
03-30-2004, 08:24 AM
Me like. Mike if you can find big long Amherst tippets they will put the eye further down the fly. Underwater it looks very nice and doesn't get messed up.

http://www.panix.com/~pg/flyfishing/squidfly.jpg

peter mac
03-30-2004, 08:52 AM
Hey Mike,
As usual OUTSTANDING!! fly great looking herring, squid, or whatever you want to call it........I need some feathers do you still have any saddles left?
let me know, and again nice fly.
Peter Mac

skyomish
03-30-2004, 08:59 AM
Try tying the amherst "eye" in at the tail. Use a perminant color marker in amber or chartreuse and "color" the eye. Or use a very short dyed badger saddle, same colors. Then tie a series of very sparse collars up the shank of the hook.

mgustav
03-30-2004, 10:27 AM
John, I tried tying an amherst tippet into the tail but it would get fouled up with the saddles. If it worked for you, what is your method? Have you found a magic dock yet?

skyomish
03-30-2004, 10:40 AM
Mark, Two ways, or a combination of the two. Build up a small shoulder with your tying thread. Tha gives you something to cinch sown and back against. This often is enough to flair the tippets out, or put a small kink in the shaft of the tippet and tie it in like you would a golden pheasant crest topping on a salmon fly. Sometimes you need both. Depends on the feather...

Saltydog
04-01-2004, 01:35 PM
VERY NICE lookin, flatwing, cant wait for this cast to come off so I can start tyin again, any one know where I can some 254 who carrys them in stock.
thanks GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN --127-3-

boarmountain
04-01-2004, 01:38 PM
I got plenty. What size do you need?

joe wojtan
04-01-2004, 08:23 PM
Salytdog\
www.feather-craft.com
Carries the #253 in 1/0-2/0-3/0 $3.95 per 25 there item number 1354 all in stock.
I get all mine there, almost overnight delivery.
Joe

mdrew9
04-02-2004, 12:49 PM
You can get the 254 for like 6.15/100 from Janns Netcraft or www.captharrys.com (http://www.captharrys.com) I quit paying $4.00 for 10-20 hooks.