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    has anyone tied a decent Goby impression? see this one... not bad
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    What do you want to target with this fly? It seems like a pretty good alternative to the real thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petercoetzee View Post
    has anyone tied a decent Goby impression? see this one... not bad
    Hi Peter, that is a very nice fly. From what I can see, the eyes are tied in on the top like a clouser. So the fly will swim upside down. Have you tied the fly to compensate for that? In other words will darker side, for example, end up on the top? If you want the fly to swim hook down, tie the eyes in on the underside of the hook.

    Good luck with it, post pics of the victims.

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    i didnt tie it guys... it wouldnt swim well, goby's swim head up with their tales almost paralysed so if i had to tie one id tie lead far back on a long shank hook and maybe bend the eye 90 degrees. just checking if anyone has tied it. it will be for spotties
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    I have tied one for the estuaries immatating the sand gobies that te grunter feed on. Right size etc. I havnt got a pic right now as soon as I have taken one I will post it. Oh and it sits and swims exactly like the goby and its piss easy to tie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deewy View Post
    I have tied one for the estuaries immatating the sand gobies that te grunter feed on. Right size etc. I havnt got a pic right now as soon as I have taken one I will post it. Oh and it sits and swims exactly like the goby and its piss easy to tie.
    Dewald, and any others who are into tying these flies.
    Please tie 3 - 4 of them for me in sizes 8 and 10. I will willingly pay for these flies and postage. SERIOOOUUUSS.
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    I will gladly tie you some but I want to see first if they work, it still needs to take a fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deewy View Post
    I will gladly tie you some but I want to see first if they work, it still needs to take a fish.
    Dewald, I won't be targeting Salt Water fish but fresh, namely LM yellows, Barbel and Bass.
    The Salt/Estuary trials come in March/April next year in Plett. Will be 2 weeks at Castleton, supposedly on the Piesang Rivier.

    Will however post under the relevent thread closer to the time.
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    It will be a killer for all the above, especily bass. I will have time this weekend so I might just build you some. it uses only 2 materials.
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