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#2. Shiner


Tom L
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Since I got my free sample of the craft furs, I've been toying around with them to come up with a new fly. I finally found inspriations from the classic flies such as the Zonker Minnow and the Mickey Fin, and I added some of my own spins to it. I called this one "Shiner".

 

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Nice flies, Tom. I like all the color patterns you've chosen. How are the eyes sealed in place? Are you not only adhering them but also filling the gap between the eyes on top & bottom? I usually use CCG or UV knot sense here, coating lightly over the eyes too.

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Thanks for all the positive feedback guys.

 

How are the eyes sealed in place? Are you not only adhering them but also filling the gap between the eyes on top & bottom? I usually use CCG or UV knot sense here, coating lightly over the eyes too.

Yes Tim, exactly as how you discribed. I used Loon's Hard Head Clear. 2 or 3 coatings would fill in the gap nicely, make the head smooth and the eyes more durable.

 

Thanks for the post. As a novice fly tier and fly fisherman it is nice to see some patterns that ISA members are using. I can use all the help I can get.

Hi Ted. If you are interested in add'l patterns. These are the ones that have been working really well for me:

 

Marabou Muddler

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9970

 

Foxy Crawdad

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9891

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