SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community Home 
Home Recent Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register


 Moderated by: Enigma, Emperor Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Flexo Forward  Rate Topic 
 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon May 29th, 2017 08:40 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Tied this one forward; I like this style....cant freaking wait for chenille, am tired of these legs, too much effort.











Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed May 31st, 2017 04:17 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
ignatius
Sealiner


Joined: Thu Oct 8th, 2009
Location: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Posts: 606
Equipment: purglass400/3
Best Catch: bronzie 139kg, cob 22kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Baba
Boat: rubberduck, bass classic
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
You are becoming a PRO on these ties. Well done. What chenille did you order and from where?

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed May 31st, 2017 12:22 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
Nepptune
Sealine Expert - Offshore


Joined: Wed Apr 18th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 4246
Equipment: JigStar Africa - JigStar, Jigging Master,Carpenter,Alutecnos,DarkStar
Best Catch: Always searching.....
Favorite Fishing Spot: Those places no one else knows about...
Boat: ........
Club: JigStar Africa - www.jigstarafrica.co.za
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Very nice Mark! I'm enjoying tying these myself, and they were deadly effective on Providence in April..

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed May 31st, 2017 05:15 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Thanks guys, they are easy to. tie.

Ignatius there are no fly shops where I live so I ordered some chenille fromTIEMCO in Japan.

http://www.tiemco.co.jp/eng/groups/view/216

I hope it is the right stuff as hard to judge size from their website.

Bought the FLEXO from cable organizer.com

https://www.cableorganizer.com/braided-sleeving/

Nepps, will be tying some up for Sudan in October.

The hooks I have are killer, they are Gamakatsu size 12 Tai Rubber hooks #66074

http://www.gamakatsu.co.jp/products/search.php?md=d1&kd=3&n=66074

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Jun 1st, 2017 03:08 pm
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
Nepptune
Sealine Expert - Offshore


Joined: Wed Apr 18th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 4246
Equipment: JigStar Africa - JigStar, Jigging Master,Carpenter,Alutecnos,DarkStar
Best Catch: Always searching.....
Favorite Fishing Spot: Those places no one else knows about...
Boat: ........
Club: JigStar Africa - www.jigstarafrica.co.za
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Mark - Some advise for Sudan... ZERO flash and ZERO UV in any of your materials.. even your eyes.. check all your flies under UV lights...

Peter Coetzee has just come back from a very successful trip with Tourette... he hammered the Triggers... but said any fly that had any Flouro/UV to it, even when not seen with the naked eye, but showed any UV glow under a UV lamp, was like throwing a rock in the water at the fish.. they bolted immediately!

So his Flexo's all had UV in them, and as such were useless... something worth thinking about when you tying another batch up, if they specifically for Sudan.. His Trigger Crack and Tan Merkins were the best flies...

Also key element of this fly is the weighting.. tough to see from your images where your Tungsten Dumbbells are, but the need to be positioned closer to the bend of the hook, rather than the middle of the body, to assure the fly sinks correctly and rides hooks up... learnt this from James Christmas the other night while tying with him...

I've also reverted to a different way of tying the eyes in which is more durable..

Instead of premade the eyes, I loop a piece of Mono through the Flexo from the "opposite" side, and poke the two ends out where you want the eyes to be... then slip on a glass bead in whatever color, and snip the mono then burn the mono with a Bouz Line Cutter or normal lighter... then you can coat with UV or varnish etc whatever.. Basically this means the eyes are on one continuous piece of mono, which is looped/threaded through the flexo, and as such don't pull out during fishing as easily..

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Jun 1st, 2017 09:17 pm
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Nepps,

Thanks, ya I read that report and will for sure not have any flouro, I bought a load of UV flexo to ....oh well, maybe permit will appreciate it.

I tied the eyes onto the shank on this body and it is pretty bulletproof:




Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Jun 2nd, 2017 05:29 pm
  PM Quote Reply
7th Post
ignatius
Sealiner


Joined: Thu Oct 8th, 2009
Location: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Posts: 606
Equipment: purglass400/3
Best Catch: bronzie 139kg, cob 22kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Baba
Boat: rubberduck, bass classic
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Thanks for the info, Mark.

Murray Pedder wrote a nice article on crabs in the June/July issue of TCFF. Well worth a read.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sun Jun 4th, 2017 01:07 pm
  PM Quote Reply
8th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Thanks Ignatius, i will pick up a copy when i go back to SA

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 11:02 am
  PM Quote Reply
9th Post
Nepptune
Sealine Expert - Offshore


Joined: Wed Apr 18th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 4246
Equipment: JigStar Africa - JigStar, Jigging Master,Carpenter,Alutecnos,DarkStar
Best Catch: Always searching.....
Favorite Fishing Spot: Those places no one else knows about...
Boat: ........
Club: JigStar Africa - www.jigstarafrica.co.za
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Mark - That looks great man..

Seems to just be Sudan where the fish are picky as hell with regards to Flouro/UV... the fish in Sey smashed the Flexo's I had, all had UV in them! In fact the Orange UV versions killed it the most..

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jun 7th, 2017 03:43 pm
  PM Quote Reply
10th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Had some medium chenille for legs but it all unravelled leaving only the fur on the ends and the joint which gave it unreal action, the nail varnish bits float...

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Jun 8th, 2017 01:57 pm
  PM Quote Reply
11th Post
Nepptune
Sealine Expert - Offshore


Joined: Wed Apr 18th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 4246
Equipment: JigStar Africa - JigStar, Jigging Master,Carpenter,Alutecnos,DarkStar
Best Catch: Always searching.....
Favorite Fishing Spot: Those places no one else knows about...
Boat: ........
Club: JigStar Africa - www.jigstarafrica.co.za
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
wow that thing must disco boogie in the water..

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Jun 9th, 2017 07:10 pm
  PM Quote Reply
12th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 


After flatten out the Flexo...

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Jun 10th, 2017 08:56 am
  PM Quote Reply
13th Post
Dr halibut hoffman
Sealiner


Joined: Wed Sep 16th, 2009
Location: Cape, South Africa
Posts: 1753
Equipment: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died.
Best Catch: 145cm FL Leervis released (Shore), 80 something kg yellowfin (Boat). ... ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Capes, kranse and eilande en die diepsee!
Boat: Crew on 15' Skicraft cat and a Buttcat.
Club: Prefer Ike jime to club
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
That thing wants to get eaten!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Jun 10th, 2017 05:18 pm
  PM Quote Reply
14th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Nepps, i have a cool video of that crab in the pool when in finally figure out how to open a video account.

Dr Halibut, ya that Jub-Jub should get chowed.

Still some more R&D whilst I find some ultra chenille legs...which shop in JHB has the right stuff?





Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Jun 10th, 2017 06:35 pm
  PM Quote Reply
15th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Ok here it is, Osprey Flexo coming in for landing...

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Jun 10th, 2017 07:33 pm
  PM Quote Reply
16th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Sudan Trigger view...

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sun Jun 11th, 2017 03:04 pm
  PM Quote Reply
17th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Wow this thing swims unreal, the keel beads make the fly sink level and not upside down like they do just with the regular dumbbell eye on the inside.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sun Jun 11th, 2017 04:54 pm
  PM Quote Reply
18th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
tied these beads on the inside, the beads are defiinitely the business for a level sinking fly. My beads are a bit big; one size down will be perfect...

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Jun 12th, 2017 05:54 pm
  PM Quote Reply
19th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Here is a short video...

Not sure what happened to the link but it is not right?

ok here is the right link

Last edited on Fri Jun 16th, 2017 06:25 pm by blaasoppie#1

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Jun 12th, 2017 06:03 pm
  PM Quote Reply
20th Post
blaasoppie#1
Senior Member


Joined: Wed Nov 11th, 2009
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Posts: 593
Equipment: Shimano Blue Rose S60MD, S535R,Graph-cast 1,2 & 3, G-loomis, Stella ...
Best Catch: GT,s
Favorite Fishing Spot: Madagascar
Boat: MAKO 171 Center Console
Club: NO
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
and another...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yw0NC4W-0E

Last edited on Tue Jun 13th, 2017 01:47 pm by blaasoppie#1

Back To Top PM Quote Reply


Current time is 07:49 am Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page    
SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community > General Angling Topics > Fly Fishing and Tying > Flexo Forward Top