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    Guys,

    Is there a fly tying club in JHB - East Rand area?

    I have tied some my own flies but more bucktail jigs want to learn how to do it right...


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    HI Gerhard

    Interesting, is this for Salt or Fresh water. What are you targeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesch View Post
    HI Gerhard

    Interesting, is this for Salt or Fresh water. What are you targeting.

    Mike
    Mike I used them in the Arabian sea when I worked in Dubai.

    Caught Queenfish, Cuta and Dorrado and rock cod with the bucktails...







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    Awesome photos must have been a blast.
    Don't get confused with my personality and my
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesch View Post
    Awesome photos must have been a blast.
    Yea,

    About the only benefit from working in Dubai and Angola was the fishing...

    Pity I could not really go after them with flies at the time...



    But AJ's on vertical jigging is a lot of fun...

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    You can try the transvaal fly tyers guild - they're in Bryanston and meet once or twice a month if I remember correctly.

    As for the bucktails use less material, SLF and bucktail combo's being the best. Also try and work on the tapers a little more, add an eye and a lateral line as these are key triggers. Finally tying them in two tone with a dark back and lighter belly like blue/white, chart/white, olive/white etc is also a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jock0 View Post
    You can try the transvaal fly tyers guild - they're in Bryanston and meet once or twice a month if I remember correctly.

    As for the bucktails use less material, SLF and bucktail combo's being the best. Also try and work on the tapers a little more, add an eye and a lateral line as these are key triggers. Finally tying them in two tone with a dark back and lighter belly like blue/white, chart/white, olive/white etc is also a good idea.
    Thanks for the tips Jock,

    I tied these while still working in Dubai.

    Like I said I have never realy learned how to do it propperly, but enjoyed doing it a lot.

    Colours that works great for me in the salt water is white and read. The heads are green because we powder coated them with glo in the dark paint.

    I agree on the eyes. I just did not order do it molds at that stage.
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    Gerhard

    Also you're welcome to out Stithians Flyfishers (see thread under the clubs section on the forum)

    We've some big plans for next year!

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris williams View Post
    Gerhard

    Also you're welcome to out Stithians Flyfishers (see thread under the clubs section on the forum)

    We've some big plans for next year!

    cheers
    Chris
    Cool Chris,

    Thanks,

    As an appy I look forward to learn from the guys.

    I will keep a look out for the updated on the club news...
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    We'll do something prob third week Jan. Also go to the Transvaal Fly Tying guild guys, they're just down the road from us as Dave mentioned. Byron on the forum here usually puts out news of their evenings
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