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    Default Spoon Flies

    http://www.flyfishlouisiana.com/Spoon_fly_1.htm - Been looking for a recipe for these for ages! What do you guys think???
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Here is another link

    http://nwmangum.com/spoonfly/index.html

    I've seen this fly fished for red fish. What species will you target here with it ?

    Cheers

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    I wanna tie a few up first and see what the action is like first, but I had kob in mind!!
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    I think they will work for Bass, and even trout, yes for kob, for leeries you need a faster retrieve, but this fly only works well under a slow retrieve. Which will be perfect for kob

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    Ya, leerie was another thought. As I say I need to see its movement for myself, but I was going to lengthen it and make it shallower. Maybe even bend it into an 'S' like a Zara Spook! Just need to find some cheap Mylar and some time!
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    And another thought... vertical jigging?? Hmmmm...
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Besides the great link provided by Pierre, here are a couple of links on Fly Talk;

    http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=1234

    http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=1384

    http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=25763

    Some of these links lead to further links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    http://www.flyfishlouisiana.com/Spoon_fly_1.htm - Been looking for a recipe for these for ages! What do you guys think???
    Looks like it might work well as a crab body. Just need to eliminate some of the action when you twitch it
    Rudolph
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    Here is another link

    http://nwmangum.com/spoonfly/index.html

    I've seen this fly fished for red fish. What species will you target here with it ?

    Cheers
    Pierre...I see in this link the guy's using a Peak Vise. Nice huh?
    Interesting pattern though...bass would love it too I reckon.

    Cheers
    Mike
    Last edited by Michael; 04-10-07 at 05:09 PM.

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    Very nice help that link. Includes even printouts for the body shape and the bend of the hook. I'm tying a few for myself. I wonder how small you can go while still having the same action. I'm sure this must work for trout. I know they love a meps spinner. This fly reminds me of one.

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