Ive been enjoying filling the offshore box lately.  A proper size squid is the one thing its been lacking.

first the long tentacles
first the long tentacles
then the body
then the body

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both tubes stay together with silicon hose.

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I dont trim the body until its been in the water a few times.  EP does a great job of developing a slight kink and fusing together, resulting in a perfect cylinder.

Apologies for the over exposed cell phone pics.  Ill get some proper ones in decent light.

Peter Coetzee

Peter Coetzee

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3 Responses

  1. Very nice fly Pete! I’ve noticed that often (more often than us conservative fly fisherman think) a big fly elicits a very aggressive reaction from predatory fish. Besides catching small bass on huge flies and watching juvenile trevally attack a streamer twice their size, I’ve also taken note of my aquarium fish bullying each other – smaller fish trying to get a mouth full of bigger fish. The fish world is a crazy place and although huge flies do become impractical to cast at some point, one should definitely try to go as big as you can in many cases. Lekker, looking forward to see what you get on that beast!

  2. In many cases of small fish “eating” a large lure or fly, I don’t believe it has anything to do with eating but has to do with mobbing behaviour. As Leonard says, watch the fish in your tank, watch chickens in their coop as the healthy ones turn on a sickly one, ditto for birds in the wild where tiny species mob predators many times their size, and so ja, we can cash in on some of this mobbing stuff, and the competition-aggression strikes by casting big stuff, phosho!

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