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    Talking Two more articulated leeches

    More pics of other new ties to come.
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    ... contrasting colors, movement (dives with weighted head), movement (articulated), tail and hook together... just thinking out loud here.

    Nice flies!

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    Thx...I did quite well with similar patterns last year. Wrapping bunny fur on the stinger hook line really sux though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6XLeech View Post
    ... contrasting colors, movement (dives with weighted head), movement (articulated), tail and hook together... just thinking out loud here.

    Nice flies!
    Agreed. Nicely done. I've been tying a lot of articulated/strung out/MOAL type flies myself off and on the past couple months. They definitely have a lot of appeal.

    Here's a couple of websites I've got bookmarked - might give you some ideas. (second one is a bit slow loading, at least for me - lots of pics).
    http://www.flyguysoutfitting.com/moaleech.html
    http://www.flyfishnw.com/content/view/97/60/
    http://www.westfly.com/forums/ubbthr...=188390&page=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyo2AK View Post
    Agreed. Nicely done. I've been tying a lot of articulated/strung out/MOAL type flies myself off and on the past couple months. They definitely have a lot of appeal.

    Here's a couple of websites I've got bookmarked - might give you some ideas. (second one is a bit slow loading, at least for me - lots of pics).
    http://www.flyguysoutfitting.com/moaleech.html
    http://www.flyfishnw.com/content/view/97/60/
    http://www.westfly.com/forums/ubbthr...=188390&page=2
    Wyo2AK..Thanks again. I hadn't seen that last link. Those are some nice MOALs. I havent used the waddington shanks yet and these show a great tie using them. I picked up some shanks earlier this week, along with a dubbing loop spinnner so great timing! Geez, those flies on the Westfly link look delicious! woohoo

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    I like, and have fished articulated flies for several years now but honestly can't see much difference with the catch rates between those and the "regular" leech patterns tied in similar fashion. How about the rest of you that fish these patterns regularly. Do you notice a better catch rate or do you just more enjoy the time spent on the bench developing something different regardless wheather it actually catches more fish or not. I know I have some wild looking filies that I have put together over the years that catch fish, but no better then an egg suching leech or something similar.

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    My catch rate on articulating flies has been at least 2-1 over regular flies. I was nailing them bows last year and lost my last articulating flesh fly. I went to just a single hook one and caught a few but nothing like with the articulating ones
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    Default leechy

    Personally i've caught just as good with string leeches vs standard articulating flies. However there are some flies I prefer standard and some I prefer string. Not sure if that makes much sense

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    I tie articulated things cause the huge hooks are pretty bad on the fish and they do look a lot better in the water
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    fshman, sounds like you are tying the front flie first then trying to tie the trailer?

    Why not tie the bunny fur on the trailer first, then mount it to your main hook via your favorite method, then tie the lead hook. Will allow you to use a hook keeper or rubber band, or just let it hang out of your way.

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    Default rear hook first

    I agree with Tradbow, tying the rear hook first is a lot easier for me. I also seem to waste less material by doing it this way. When I tie in the rear hook first, I start at the end of a strip of rabbit, leaving a little hanging over for the tail. Then attach the rear hook to the front one, and attach the rabbit strip at the back of the front hook. After I palmer the rabbit up the front hook, trim it off, and none is wasted.


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