another squid pattern using a blend of sf and wighair to get the right shades…photo by Al Q.
Sweet tie Al! Are you using Fish-Skull™ Senyo’s Articulated Shank for the mantle? If not, how/what?
I am using the fish skull articulated shank in the largest size. I am wrapping the shank closed after attaching the hook portion of the squid to it,
this will insure that the shank will not open under the pressure of a large pelagic fish. hope this answers your question…
Thanks Al. I do a lot of long range fishing and we “ring” our own live bait hooks using a small butane torch, silver solder, and stainless steel rings. Depending on the articulated shank material, that approach could apply and guarantee the eye wouldn’t open. We might be able to do some other creative things too :). I need to tie up some squid patterns for those fall yellows. BTW, I go by okiplug on fliflicker. See ya, Glenn
that is a great suggestion, a little solder to close up the shank, good call Glenn! like it….
Very artistic. I really had a great time at your party. How have you been?
still above ground, life has been interesting and challenging lately, but trying to sport a good attitude, appreciate the good things in life, tie more flies and fish whenever I can…hope to see ya soon
HEY MR. Q. JUST GOT BACK FROM THE SIERRAS. GOT SOME FAT CAT BROWNS ON THE EAST WALKER AGAIN. THE OLD STANDBY–GREY GHOST JUST NAILING 16 TO 20 INCHERS. GLAD TO BE BACK FOR SOME SLABS AT WILL ROGERS. DON’T FORGET YOUR HOMEMADE PIZZA! SALUDE RICK
good stuff Rick!
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