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kzin

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weighting EP flies
« on: March 29, 2013, 07:13:09 PM »
I'm tying some EP fiber bait fish patterns.  Even when sparsely tied on 2/0 hooks, they barely sink.  I fished one on a sink tip line in Belize easily enough, but on a floating line?

Any suggestions on the best way to weight these flies?  Lead wire, bead or cone heads? Mid-shank or behind the eye?  I'd like a fairly slow but dependable sink rate.

thanks,

jerry
« Last Edit: March 30, 2013, 04:23:11 PM by Puck »

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Re: weighting EP flies
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 04:22:51 PM »
Midshank wire wrap with fingernail polish overlay.

Tie a few with specific number of wraps, and see what works best for what you need.  The difficult part is keeping records, so what I do is associate thread color with number of wraps.

Good luck.

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« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 06:22:42 PM by Puck »
To fish, or not to fish?  What a stupid question!

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Re: weighting EP flies
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 05:35:48 AM »
Thanks,  I'll try that.

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Re: weighting EP flies
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 06:21:01 PM »
Weigh to go Puckster! ;D
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