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Bendback CF Minnow

Tom L

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These are bendback CF minnows that I've been playing with as of late. Got the idea from Allen Rupp while watching him tying the bendback bucktail flies at the early-show last year.


This one with chained eyes.



This one with dumbbell eyes.




These will be in the mixed coming your way for the blowout, John.



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always nice flies from you but what does the bendback hook do for this pattern vs. just a standard streamer hook and beadchain or dumb bell eye mounted beneath the shank?

Good point, Rob. I'd tied them these ways before, and found that the craft-fur fouled the hook point a lot.





I'm hoping that with the bent-back hooks, the fouling issue will be minimized.


The eyes of the bendback cf minnos are mounted on top of the hook shanks (not on the hook-point side) for both the beadchain and dumbbell eyes.

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