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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:13 pm    Post subject: Snake fly question Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what material is used to join the front part of the snake fly with the hook at the rear?

On shop bought flies it looks to be some kind or rubber. I wonder what the breaking strain is?

I've got an idea for a fly that is a bit like the result of a Humongous and a snake fly making a baby Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fly line backing works well or any heavy braided line.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google how to tie a snake fly - most use hollow braid. Don't seem to be able to paste a link from you tube but Davie Mcphail, Andy Pandy together with Filling Mill have some good videos.

Anyone tied a squirm worry Embarassed Rolling Eyes
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Here you go, Darkside Dave! Are these nasty enough for you? Laughing Very Happy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone tied a squirm worry Embarassed Rolling Eyes


Yes, lots.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks gents. I will have a go using backing.

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I'm embarrassed to admit that one of my best flies on Farmoor is a 'Boobymungus' which as you might guess is simply a Humungus in its various guises with booby eyes instead of chain bead eyes. Embarassed

I'm not embarrassed really. Twisted Evil Laughing

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They are just flies. They are effective on some days under some circumstances. Other days the are not.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Snake fly question Reply with quote

BristolFlyer wrote:
Can anyone tell me what material is used to join the front part of the snake fly with the hook at the rear?

On shop bought flies it looks to be some kind or rubber. I wonder what the breaking strain is?

I've got an idea for a fly that is a bit like the result of a Humongous and a snake fly making a baby Very Happy


I just use regular braided line....20lb tied to the eye of the trailing hook with a uni knot, might even be a grinner?! then whipped onto the front hook. Dead easy and not had one come undone!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shock oooooooooh.I like those Laughing deep down and darkside Twisted Evil.steve Smile
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