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#1 mikeysaco

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:24 AM

I'm looking for a floating dead smelt fly pattern. Any help? Thanks, Mike L.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:09 AM

http://www.maineflyf...=FLOATING,SMELT
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:13 AM

Those all look good to me. Any combination of ezbody or mylar tubing over some foam works great.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:34 AM

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I'm looking for a floating dead smelt fly pattern. Any help? Thanks, Mike L.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:42 AM

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Outstanding one Ray.

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#6 mikeysaco

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:42 AM

Thank you, Ray. You've been a great help. Also, thank you for your service in the Marines. Mike Leavitt

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:15 PM

I have a couple of original Ray Stout's floating smelts stashed away;)

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:22 AM

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I have a couple of original Ray Stout's floating smelts stashed away;)


Now if you only knew how to use them.biggrin.gif:D:D
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:45 PM

I have a good pattern and it fools them every time. I'd post a picture but to do that I have to join photo bucket webstite. The site is asking for my phone number. Heck with that.
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:57 AM

Nice tie.cool.gifcool.gif
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:09 PM

OUTSTANDING!!!! Nice job fishn guy.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:48 AM

Dead fish float on their sides IMHO. Nice tie but I would stick the eye on the bottom of the fly so it is looking straight down in the water. Save money on eyes that way also. I only use one. smile.gif

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:27 AM

I sometimes twist the body 90 degrees on the hook shank and I never noticed any difference in its ability to draw a strike either way. At least with the hook on the bottom you can always fish it as a streamer or give it a little movement to appear CRIPPLED. I have fished many waters and a slight twitch works great.
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