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Dan's Flashbelly

Postby nielson » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:31 pm

Dan's Flashbelly

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Just might be the new guy in town. Cross between a clouser and a Rolex fly. Tied it up New Year's eve and fished it New year's Day 2007. It took four river bass that day in a couple hours fishing when others that day took nothing.

Named for a fishing pal, Dan, heading back to Afganistan in a couple weeks, who gave me a bag of materials he no longer needed.

This thing might take the place of both the Clouser and the LEWB in my arsenal.

Recipe
1. Hook: Mustad 9672 or 3366 or anything you have on hand (I use size 4).
2. Weight: Lead or brass barbell eyes
3. Tail: Big bunch of flashabou
4. Bottom body (top of hook shank - fly rides bend up): Successive bunches of flashabou tied in from bend to back of eyes.
5. Wing: Bucktail or synthetic hair tied in at back of eyes on opposite side of flash on hook shank.
6. Collar: Wrapped webby saddle hackle.
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Postby Fishing Fanatic » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:13 pm

Nice looking fly Jim. Thanks for posting.
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Postby kreekn » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:03 pm

Jim,I borrowed your pattern for a swap on another forum.Those Christmas tree icicles work pretty sweet,and if you can still find them they should be around 25 cents.
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Postby nielson » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:00 pm

Looks great, hope your buddies like it. Jim
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