More then just a pretty face

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More then just a pretty face

Post by ecu daniel 14 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:33 am

I havent posted in quite awhile, but I have been busy. I recently got a Peak vise and got into messing around with deer hair. As you can tell ive become addicted. These big flies are more then just some pretty orniments for a Christmas tree. Ive cause several bass on them, including this one 5-6ish pound bass, which is also my personal best bass on a fly rod. I have tried tying on saltwater hooks (see electric chicken), but havent had any luck in the salt...yet. Last night I tied a mini popper for bluegill. Hopefully that will work as well as the others.

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Re: More then just a pretty face

Post by bradjames12 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:21 am

Wow that is some amazing craftsmanship!
Nice bass to boot!

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Post by Teal101 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:28 am

Very cool! I too have been bitten by the fly tying bug. I usually tie all winter long when the bass fishing is slow to frozen. Mainly Steelhead flies, I have yet to really get into deer hair bugs. Those are some great ties.

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Post by JDLaman » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:57 am

Excellent work and very nice fish! =D>

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Post by Bronzeye » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:55 am

Quite a mouth on that fish! It's easy to see how your artistry in bug-making coaxed it open.

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Post by ecu daniel 14 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:58 am

Thanks guys! One last one to share. Tied up a frog tonight after work.

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Post by Wolbugger » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:00 pm

Nice work, Daniel. Great flies, fish, and Allen reel! Deer hair bugs are time comsuming but a lot of fun to tie!

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Re: More then just a pretty face

Post by JWR075 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:42 pm

Nice. Can you give us a review of the Allen reel?

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Post by BigG » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:05 am

ecu daniel 14 wrote:Thanks guys! One last one to share. Tied up a frog tonight after work.

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Awesome, best looking bass fly a have ever seem. Great work.

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Re: More then just a pretty face

Post by floriano » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:22 am

Yours flies are beautiful, your fish is beautiful and your pond seems to be beautiful. Really like to live in a country where nature an wilderness are alive...

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Post by BucketHunter » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:02 am

Those are absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to get into fly rods again (just dabbled as a teen).
Question- is there any way to tie a frog like that with the hook riding up? Me thinks not, but if you could figure it out that would be money. I guess a weed guard could also be tied in?
*nm I see the weedguard now...

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Post by Teal101 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:26 am

BucketHunter wrote:Those are absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to get into fly rods again (just dabbled as a teen).
Question- is there any way to tie a frog like that with the hook riding up? Me thinks not, but if you could figure it out that would be money. I guess a weed guard could also be tied in?
*nm I see the weedguard now...
If you spun and cut the deer hair opposite you could tie those hook up, although I'm not sure if the deer hair will have enough give to provide a solid hookup.

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Post by Okiekev » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:39 pm

Great looking flies

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Re: More then just a pretty face

Post by Bryin » Sat May 28, 2016 3:19 am

Great pics... nice fish... and pretty bugs...

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Re: More then just a pretty face

Post by João Miguel Oliveira » Sat May 28, 2016 6:55 am

Very nice flies. Congrats

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