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    Hi

    An attempt to make an imitation for lazy fishermen
    You just dangle this fly over a reef.

    MIGHTY MUSCLE WORM


    Pic of the real one is from "Two Oceans" by Branch et. al.
    Closeup insert on top right

    Below, without the background
    Tied onto #4 SS saltwater hook
    Regards
    Craig

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    that'll work - blacktail go beserk for those things.
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    HI Craig,

    I think any reef or gully fish will eat that, nice fly.

    Dave
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    How do you get the chenille like that? with the flash etc inside it? i have a place at stilbaai and really want to try this fly!

    Cheers

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    How do you get the chenille like that? with the flash etc inside it? i have a place at stilbaai and really want to try this fly!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolybugger View Post
    How do you get the chenille like that? with the flash etc inside it? i have a place at stilbaai and really want to try this fly!

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    Hi
    The chenille is furled together with the flash

    If you catch with it, let me know. Am going to try it in Moz. in a few weeks.
    Have some even crazier flies I have thought up
    Regards
    Craig

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    Furled? sorry about the questions! I am new to tying. All i can tie is pretty much a PTn haha. Do you just twist it or plait it or what??

    Sorry!
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolybugger View Post
    Furled? sorry about the questions! I am new to tying. All i can tie is pretty much a PTn haha. Do you just twist it or plait it or what??

    Sorry!
    Chris
    Can recommend some good books & DVD's :-)

    Double up the chenille, so that what you have is double the length of the worm
    Tie the center to the hook, tie in the flash for one side (start with front)
    Twist the chenille a lot so that when you give it slack, it curles itself up.
    tie off and do the back.

    Perhaps I should do a paint-by-numbers thingy?
    Regards
    Craig

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    Is'nt that exposed hook going to be a problem? I recal from R&S that we used to thread the worm onto the hook....was that just toe secure the worm or to hide the hook or both....I dont know!!!
    Cheers,
    KarelM
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    I like this fly, super stuff! My only suggestion would be to try and vary the length of the actual "worm". You might find the fish will grab on to the very ends and miss the hook completely.
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