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    Default A fly for Off Shore

    I have been working on a tube fly for off shore for YFT and Dorado.

    This is what I came up with.
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    That looks good!! so good I want to eat it

    What other flies work for dorado?? Im hoping to go out this season and catch 1 on fly..

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    Any fly that work on or in the surface, must be larger sizes.

    I also like Lefty's and Clousers for this job

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    Looks good. Nice colours for the bluewater too.
    What did you use for the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono Shales View Post
    Looks good. Nice colours for the bluewater too.
    What did you use for the head?
    Moulded Resin

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    What rig do you recomend for tube flies. I have experimented a bit with tube fly poppers. One website suggested using a snell knot on the hook, but this seems to pull to one side when coming tight with the tube.

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Botes View Post
    What rig do you recomend for tube flies. I have experimented a bit with tube fly poppers. One website suggested using a snell knot on the hook, but this seems to pull to one side when coming tight with the tube.

    Any suggestions?
    On a single hook I prefer a loop so the hook can swing

    On a tandem rig I prefer to snell them, but the you must use hooks with a down eye.

    Very important is to put a stopper on the line ahead of the hook/hooks so that your hook itself is positioned correctly at the back just where the feathers stop.
    This will solve 2 problems.
    1. Better hook ups
    2. You hook will not pull skew

    As a stopper I simply use a rivet head (head facing away from the hooks) according to my shock tippet diameter, and then crimp it on the line.

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    Very cool fly - what inspired it?
    Fishing the Western Cape waters.. Fly Waters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris M View Post
    Very cool fly - what inspired it?
    It came from my expereince with big game trolling and fly fishing, in essence it is a tiny Kona with feathers instead of a skirt, light enough to cast with a 12wt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishing Adventures View Post
    I have been working on a tube fly for off shore for YFT and Dorado.

    This is what I came up with.
    Thats a chatreuse millionaires taddy with a white ass and glass head. popper style.
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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