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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Botes View Post
    Jumping 13 tarpon and landing 7 on one fly in approximately 90 minutes.
    Awesome - what brand/model hook is that?
    Check your knots!

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    looks like a gama sl12 s but its a bit shiny that could be the lighting or the wear
    there is apparently a new mustad that is almost the same shape as the sl12s
    havent seen them yet tho

    /d
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    Gama SL12. If you look closely you'll notice the hookpoint is bent. Still caught fish, bent hook and no collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Botes View Post
    ... Still caught fish, bent hook and no collar.
    If you put value in Andre's opinion then apparently Tarpon and SmallMouth YellowFish are related in that they will eat anything?
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    Denton

    The Mustad version of the SL12 is not that great. The wire thickness looks a bit on the thick side and the Tin coating looks like it won't last. I've tied a few flies on them but they just don't look right.

    The attached fly was tied on one - can't see much of the hook.

    Cheers
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    Nice looking deceiver MC! what hackle do you use and how many on each side?

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    Conrad

    I entered that fly in the Mustad fly tying comp a few years ago. Funny thing was that I cranked the whole tail (se the bent hackle) through the Renzetti crank as I was putting a final coat of epoxy on the head. It came out of there all buckled and full of grease. Washed it with sunlight and sent it in. :-)

    That specific pattern is still my all time favourite for Longfin. For the tail I use Wapsi Strung Saddles. You must be very selective when buying hackles. In some packs the feathers are simply too long and in others they are too short. The ideal length for a 4/0 Deceiver should be about 11 cm's and this includes about one cm of fluff. This ensures a perfect taper. How many hackles? It all depends on the density of the individual feathers. Sometimes they're bulky and at other times they are very sparse. I would say about fourteen or so... It's also important to always mix a lot of subtle variations into the flies. This pattern had three different colours in the tail, about three in the collar and about four kinds of flash were used.

    All the small things add up to end up in a pattern that just looks and fishes perfectly.

    Cheers
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    Juvenile cubera snapper on poppers in the mangroves. What a blast!!
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