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Ill be tying up my first striper fly for a trip on Thursday after work on the kennebec.

 

What size hook and dumbbell eyes are you guys using?

 

Thanks!

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Depends but for closers I tend to use 1/0 hooks and medium dumbbells 

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Clarifying point... Medium "presentation" dumbbell eyes. I didn't really realize the size difference between presentation and original until one of the folks at Eldredge pointed it out to me a few days back. I always use presentation, but I think it'd be a large in the "original" style.

I wonder what the durability difference between the two is? If I tie the presentation eyes on too tight they snap super quickly. I've been more careful about that lately though after loosing 3 crab pots in one hour a few weeks back... :rolleyes:B)(noob..)

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20 hours ago, RedGrayGhost said:

Depends but for closers I tend to use 1/0 hooks and medium dumbbells 

Pretty much same but you can pretty much tie them with whatever. One tip sparser the better. 

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Well,  grabbed the 1/0 hooks and the only dumbbells i saw.  Here 's my first shot at a salt water fly. We'll see how the fish like them... or don't,  after work tomorrow evening! 

Thanks guys! 

 

 

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excellent work !

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:) great job. Nicely tied fles too.

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Nice always a nice feeling to catch one on your own flies. Congrats on first striper on the fly

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