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Tying Chat / Squirrelly
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:17:41 PM »
Ingredients
Mustad 94833 size 12
Brown 6/0 tying thread
Bead chain eyessmall
Squirrel tail
CA Glue

Discussion: This is my winter “go-to” fly.  If you’ve ever used squirrel hair for a fly you know how slippery this material is. It has great action in the water on small flies but keeping it on the hook can prove to be a challenge that most prefer not to tackle. This small fly has worked well for me in the early part of the year, January through March, when the fish don’t like to move much, but a small minnow imitator is just irresistible. Through this out on a 3-5 wt rod and work it slowly. I’ve been known to use it from my “belly-boat” for that “next to no movement” retrieves.
Later in the year, fish it as you would any minnow patter, retrieving it through all the weeds and slop in those little holes in the weeds. It sinks well, and has a great action. In Toledo Bend, I’ve limited out on crappie doing a slow troll behind a belly boat. Flip it out, retrieve slowly for 10 feet, move 5 feet down the shoreline and repeat until fish are found.

The hook in the vice with eyes.  Place the eyes and use CA glue to lock in place





Turn the hook point side up. Cut a lock of squirrel tail hairs that extend 3 times the hook shaft length and lock then down at the rear of the hook behind the eyes, as shown.




Go ahead and clip the trimmed ends and clean up the area with thread wraps.



Bend the hair back and tie into place. Place a drop of CA glue on the threads, making sure not to cover the eyes of the hook.
Go ahead and clip the stragglers and let dry.


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2012 and previous / Re: March Saltwater Outing -- Sheep Head
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:26:58 AM »
I'm out for the 24th.

Gonna be somewhere else.

Puck

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I'm glad it worked for you.

I'll try to post up the recipe later this week. Along with the squirrely.

That was a good trip.  I'll try to get some photos in later this wek also.  I have one or 2 that may have turned out. 

I never did get a good one of SGT Noshoulders.

Puck

664
I was at D7Ls today and the bass were hitting topwater.

The bug I was using will probably spook these bayou bass, but it would be fun trying.

Puck

665
I'm trying to viualize Golden without his computer. Must be about like Puck with laryngitis.  ;)

Puck with laryngitis is pretty pathetic  :(

Put a fly rod in Golden's hand and he'll forget what a keyboard is.....
   ;D

666
I was told there would be green beer. I am in.

Are you bringing it?

Puck

667
2012 and previous / Re: March Saltwater Outing -- Sheep Head
« on: March 11, 2012, 09:33:16 AM »
Good call on the postponement!

Have any of you been out in it?  Nasty!

This would have been the perfect opportunity to be a human lightning rod.   I'll pass....

Puck

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2012 and previous / Re: March Saltwater Outing -- Sheep Head
« on: March 05, 2012, 07:18:09 PM »
We got an e-mail telling us that the event is moved to the 24th, due to weather.

I am already commited for the 24th, so I won't be able to make it.

Puck

669
I am there! 

There are too many opportunities to see "somebody" fall into the water, and I will have my camera.....   ;D

Puck

670
Map from the cneter of Houston

Hope this helps.

Puck

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2012 and Previous / Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:56:48 AM »
We have a new date:

17th of March, 2012  (Saint Patrick's Day)

Details to follow.

Puck

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Outing Chat / Re: Sheephead Outing - East Matty Prison Permit Invitational?
« on: February 21, 2012, 03:53:35 AM »
I signed up.

Pretty bad... I posted the link to the sign-up, and then neglected to sign the thing.    ::)

Puck

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2012 and Previous / Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« on: February 20, 2012, 08:40:10 AM »
In the process of updating.

More to follow.

Puck

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Outing Chat / Re: Sheephead Outing - East Matty Prison Permit Invitational?
« on: February 19, 2012, 06:00:21 PM »
Anybody got an open seat for a rider?

I'd like to join this party!

Puck

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Rod Building / Re: Fly Line for the Surf
« on: February 19, 2012, 07:59:40 AM »
I used a clear 8wt intermediate for PINS last year, and plan to buy another just like it for a back-up rod. 

A full sinking line would work well when you are dragging across the bottom, but I don't see why you would want to do that.  Or you plan on stripping so fast it never sinks far.

A floating line in the surf would dance on the top of the waves, tangling between casts.

My 2 cents.

Puck

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