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Andy C
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Andy,

that is too neat for words. Nice Tiger!

 

Do those flies with the lips really wobble back and forth like a Rapalla and do they seem to twist your leader at all? I've tried tying in those conical plasitc like funnels at the head with mixed results as to their action but have considered giving those fish lips a try. Did you buy them right from that one fellow's site?

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I use a 4 foot section of 17 pound mono tied to a swivel and then a 2 foot section of 12 pound flouro so line twist isn't much of an issue. The articulated flies don't seem to spin as much as the un-articulated versions. The un-articulated versions wobble pretty good, but spin in heavy current. The articulated version doesn't wobble as noticeably, but has a great tight wobble in current or when stripped. I really like them. The lip really makes the fly dive, so extra weight doesn't seem to be needed. I order greg's fly lips from feathercraft, but I am open to cheaper suggestions. I haven't tried the wobble disks yet, but I will try them out sooner or later.

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Andy - awesome fish and nice fly. Thanks for sharing.

 

If you're looking for an alternative inexpensive lip, check out the Wiggler (scroll up to see the articulated version).

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10095

 

Now I have more confidence than ever in the fish catching power of the Stick Minnow (Mega Thunder Creek).

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10210

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Andy - awesome fish and nice fly. Thanks for sharing.

 

If you're looking for an alternative inexpensive lip, check out the Wiggler (scroll up to see the articulated version).

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10095

 

Now I have more confidence than ever in the fish catching power of the Stick Minnow (Mega Thunder Creek).

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10210

 

 

Great looking flies!

 

 

The stick minnow looks like a perfect fly version of a zoom super fluke.

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Guest rich mc

ive seen some shannon streamers tied with the fly lips, they were small lips. before those lipps were invented tiers used some hard plastic clear notebook covers.one would cut to size then heat and bend the tie intab. i also seen a guy that used deer hair as the lip and epoxied it . rich

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