Dancing Squid

Three DANCING SQUIDS I finished last night in three different colors:
white/pearl | white/uv-sand | white/uv-pink

The idea behind this fly was to create a squid pattern, for fishing in the Baltic Sea for sea trouts. I wanted a squid pattern with a great movement in the water and it must be easy to cast. There are a lot of squid patterns around, but we fish for sea trout mostly with 6 and 7weights and casting long distances, so the less material the better. The DANCING SQUID moves great because of the sili legs, the ostrich and the articulation. The mantle is made from arctic fox and laser dub and got a nice translucency. They are weighted and tied on a Gamakatsu F 314 #4.

Watch out sea trouts, the DANCING SQUID is coming!  ;-)

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Fly Tier’s Little Helper – Part 3 – Flea Comb

Here’s the third part of “Fly Tier’s Little Helper”. I will show you things, which I’ve used since some years and which helped me tying my flies or organize my tying place.

The flea comp is a very important tool on my tying desk and I use it a lot. I often see, that many people doesn’t prepare their tying material before they tie it in. The result is a fly which looks… let’s say crumpled. Almost every hair, natural or synthetic should be combed.

fox hair before and after combing

fox hair before and after combing

It’s for example also very usefull to comb out the under wool of deer hair.

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Even for fast smaller dubbing mixes I use the flea comb. You can see it here in this video:

 

In my pike streamer box is also a flea comb. Sometimes pike flies made with natural hair become felted after fishing and the attack of some fish. Let them dry and then use your flea comb. After using it, the flies will look almost like new.

You can get a flea comb in every pet shop for usually something around 5,- Euro. A great tool on your tying desk, which you will love after a short while.

Squids for the Baltic Sea

Everyone is talking about Squids in the Baltic Sea right now. Why? You can read it here on Globalflyfisher

It’s a nice and interesting written articel by Martin Joergensen. Martin is from Denmark and he is close to the sources, so why should I write it again? ;-)  Thx Martin!

So, I don’t got any squid patterns in my fly box for sea trouts. That’s why I was testing a little bit on my tying place. These are the first two patterns.

First try, unweighted

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The second try is weighted in the front and I put the eye on the second part and just the mantle on the main hook.

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Magic Shrimp #6

This is the last Magic Shrimp for a while, because I have to order new material for the legs.

This shrimp is very translucent und I think it will work very good on cloudy days with clear water, when the body gives a nice “bling bling” in the water.

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