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    Hey Chaps


    I thought I would try hand at tying a nice baitfish imitation for some winter largies...

    so I tied a black and olive pattern like the ones in the new TCFF.

    I used the following materials:

    Grey Mirror Image fibres
    Black Mirror Image fibres
    Olive craft fur
    Grey/blue DNA flash
    Gold angel hair
    Black Crystal flash
    Black Brush for the head
    20LB Line for Weed gaurd
    Yellow dumbells eyes

    I reckon, not bad for a 1st attempt...what do you guys in the know "scheme"?
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    very nice.i have no experience with largies.my only suggestion would be to trim the bottom on an angle to get a better taper.definately a species a would want to target.
    stephen is wishing he was fishing location x right now.......



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    I see what you mean...I have a bad haibit of trimming way to much so I am always a bit too cautous...

    Eish, I hope I can zap some largies this winter...last winter was kind...lets hope the same will apply this year..

    thanks for the advice...
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    Overall not bad, interresting colour combinations.

    I'd make the tail shorter.

    What size stinger and dumbells are those ?
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    Hi, what flies can one buy for largies. Never targeted them. Can someone please suggest a few by name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowcast View Post
    Hi, what flies can one buy for largies. Never targeted them. Can someone please suggest a few by name.
    Specialist flies such as SF baitfish patterns, floating deerhair patterns etc can be purchased at most reputable fly shops. Well tied wooly buggers and zonkers in black and olive do the job pretty well though and the most important point to remember when targetting largies isnt the fly... A well presented fly, with a good profile, thrown in the right spot will do the job 99% of the time.

    I might be mistaken but some of the top guides still advocate tying on on a big black wooly bugger when you arent sure exactly what to throw.
    Check your knots!

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    Thank you for the advice. In what area of the vaal will you find largies{most popular area} Keep well
    Last edited by shadowcast; 16-05-10 at 03:55 PM.

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    Ok I tried a sbs...a bit of cursing and swearing was also throw in as I battled to compress me blinking pics...hope you guys like...

    btw...could some of the pro's show me how to tie in and shape the brush head properly...
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    here is the rest...
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    sorry chaps...I was not going to type in the steps...work it out by looking at the pics...I am tired now...

    ps: please excuse pic quality....
    Cheers
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