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 Post subject: Mylar Tail
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:21 pm 
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Of the few Bass I have caught this year,most have eaten this creation,saw it on google images and did my own thing with the dressing.Has a pinch of calf tail whipped into the Mylar tube after removing the inner string,this makes the fish tail.Green over white slinky fibre for the wing,stripes are added with permanent marker.Calf tail for the under body,red crystal flash for the beard,or colour it with a marker.I built up a largish head with thread,stuck on adhesive eyes and coated the eyes and head with U V resin.An erratic jerky retrieve puts a fair amount of movement into the tail.Hopefully next year will produce more than just schoolies.Should have added that the eagle claw style hook produces the most movement to the fly,keeping the balance point as far forward as possible seems to be key.If a standard pattern hook is used making the proportion of the Mylar tail longer and adding dumb bell eyes may help.

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 Post subject: Re: Mylar Tail
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:06 pm 
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stickman wrote:
keeping the balance point as far forward as possible seems to be key

have never heard or seen anyone suggest this, very clever
lovely fly
thanks for sharing

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