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    How do you use these large flies(?) and are they for a particular species? I've never seen anything like them in my limited fishing experience, very nice looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claritycycler View Post
    How do you use these large flies(?) and are they for a particular species? I've never seen anything like them in my limited fishing experience, very nice looking.
    These flies are used when fishing for Northern Pike and Tiger Musky. They cast well with a 10 or 12wt flyrod. They suggest a large bait fish or perhaps simply pique their curiosity... Flies for true Musky can range over 15". The fish themselves run from 36 to 50+ inches. Big fish like big meals...
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    I want to see one of the fish these catch.

    You could probably start a company selling these as cat toys. Without the hooks.
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    That last one is tied on a homemade stainless wire shank instead of a hook. The hook gets attached with a split ring.

    These are the guys I'm looking for with them, caught on a similar fly this september:

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    Fish with teeth. They'll bite through metal if the metal don't got enough gauge.

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    All those teeth point to the stomach too.

    I can't remember what the pores along the lower jaw are called, but I remember they have to do with sensing surroundings and movement of prey.
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    I have five dollars that what them pores are called is Latin for "snack locators".

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    A little package made its way from Colorado, USA to North Yorkshire, UK today.

    Legendary fly tyer A.K. Best will be 90 years old next month and he is still tying flies commercially.

    I have tied my own flies since 1967 but sometimes it is nice to admire someone else's skill.


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    I have a hard have enough time tying size 18 flies (midge pupas, emergers or comparaduns only!) and I'm only 64 this year... Can't imaging winding size 22 hackle at 90...
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    Quote Originally Posted by guido View Post
    I have a hard have enough time tying size 18 flies (midge pupas, emergers or comparaduns only!) and I'm only 64 this year... Can't imaging winding size 22 hackle at 90...
    That was my first thought too! I can’t imagine tying one onto a leader with cold hands either.

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    Some species highlights of the last few months - I'd add more but it won't let me

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    Geez Garro - a regular seafood market!

    The monster your friend has hanging off his boat must be a grouper, eh?

    What is the bright yellow striped one in the lip clamp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Geez Garro - a regular seafood market!

    The monster your friend has hanging off his boat must be a grouper, eh?
    That's HALF a gulf grouper - HALF - it was bitten cleanly in 1/2 by a large shark - the list of culprits is pretty short for this location - GW, hammerhead, Mako or a Bull shark = as you can see, it could get old Mark there in it's own jaws, were it alive - we found it floating, gils still pink, it left the "hard end" with all the bone.
    We estimated this 1/2 at at least 80lbs - it could not be lifted into a kayak and we felt it prudent to leave it alone rather quickly being as how we were seven hours from the nearest pavement.

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    What is the bright yellow striped one in the lip clamp?
    That is the same guy with the big eyes and small dots, a fine-spotted jawfish - there is also a giant jawfish pictured, very tine dots and smaller eyes - they are super fascinating, check it out, mouth-brooders and tunnel dwellers, the mouth's
    "Maxillary Flanges" are for display and territorial combat:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opistognathidae


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    Split cane (bamboo), 7' 6", 3 piece, 4 weight line with titanium ferrules, titanium reel seat and titanium rings (guides). Split bamboo, titanium reel seat and ferrules made by me, guides by REC (USA).



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    New installment of "What's Steve been fishing for?"

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    The mayfly, Ephemera danica, season has started at Cod Beck, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Yesterday, although the water was coloured after a recent thunder storm, a few fish were prepared to have a go at my dry fly.

    One trout grabbed the fly and immediately dived under a log in front of me and ran downstream between my legs, with me trying to give it slack line as the tip of my bamboo rod was pulled so that it bent over and then back under the log. I could tell where the fish was, because I could feel the taught line against the inside of my bare legs, and I was eventually able to net it between my knees after shuffling backwards downstream.

    The fly was retrieved and the fish released without it, an outcome which seemed unlikely at one point.


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    I love how cows will always come over, watch and provide commentary.
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    Cows always look like they're shaking their heads when I see them: "You're actually going to do that?"

    Of course, my fishing deserves their scorn.
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