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Posted: Feb. 03 2006,17:02

Heres a heads-up to the other tier here.
Theres this stuff I stumbled across on the web called Steve Farrars flash blend.It makes a great baitfish fly.The snook and Tarpon have been killing the imitations tied with this stuff down in E.N.P.

Dave
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Posted: Feb. 05 2006,13:49

Thanks Dave,

I've seen that, it looks good. Good to know it's working. I haven't tried it yet but here's an article by Steve Farrar on how to make it yourself. I find sometimes it's nice to make your own stuff (like EP fibers) and sometimes it's just a lot easier to buy it (like poly bear).

Steve Farrar's Flash Blending

Post some pics of some flies you've made with it if you have time. Love to see it. Also, if you're ever interested in demoing at the SFFFC meetings let me know!

Ken

ps - we've been on the same forums for a few years now. we should get together and fish sometime!
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Posted: Feb. 06 2006,15:21

Ken,I saw Farrars how-to.I tried making the blend per his recommendations.I have'nt the patience to do it(read pain in the keester)
I've been getting the stuff in grey at the local Ft.Lauderdale fly emporium.

The stuff is very supple/fine and I build the flies ala the easy Glades Minnow recipe with just a bit more attention at the head and judicious use of scissors and markers
There's a digital camera around here somewhere. I'll dig it out and post a pic sometime in the next couple of days.(as soon as I figure out how to do it).

Let's see how our schedules/weather play out over the next couple of weeks, and see if we can't hang some flies in the mangroves.

Dave
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Posted: Feb. 19 2006,20:15

Sounds good Dave,

Just got your message. I've been on the road the past three weeks. Ok, I was in town one of them but with work it felt like I was out of town. Back now and trying to lock down my schedule.

If you ever make it to Ole Florida in Boca Darren is pretty handy at making it himself.

Ken
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