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Playing with skulls

Postby mb82 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:53 pm

Anyone used these Fish skulls yet? Basicly heavy heads that keel the fly one way or another.
This one I think might have smallies written all over it, maybe some largemouth also.
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I have to admit they are pushing basicly being a jighead but they are not that heavy.
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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby toddkfly » Tue May 04, 2010 3:58 pm

Looks cool. Now I see what you were describing to me. Don't know why a smallie wouldn't jump on that. How does it cast?

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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby mb82 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:22 pm

toddkfly wrote:How does it cast?

Like a clouser with too large of eyes :lol:

Just tried it, because you asked, with the 6wt. On T-8 head you are asking for a hook impaled into you somewhere, like as in took one to the arm. On the floating line it was not bad just a heavy fly. This is in a sz 2 fly on a head for up to 1/0 in size so it might be a bit much for small rods. But they come in a smaller size, I just need to order those and tie this on a size 6 long shank hook or something like that.
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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby BCflyfisher2012 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:36 pm

Looks good jeff. Definitely has potential for smallies. Where do you get those?
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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby mb82 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:40 pm

I picked a pack up at the Va Fly Fishing Festival.
I chatted with the owner of the company for a while and he is a really nice guy.
You can buy directly through him but I also would ask the Mossy creek boys to get them in so more people can see these things.
http://flymenfishingcompany.com/
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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby Siessmack » Tue May 04, 2010 10:12 pm

Seen a lot of guys fishing with those out in Colorado for trout. They tie them with a stinger hook and then cut the regular hook point off at a the bend. good looking fly in the water, I only tried one once and didnt get any takes on it in the Colorado River. I know of a pond loaded with trout though that would definitely give it some whacks.

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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby mb82 » Wed May 05, 2010 3:10 pm

I thought about doing the whole split hook rig or whatever you want to call it. To me if I want the hook that far back on a fly I will tie a tube. Too bad these don't work on tube flys.
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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby toddkfly » Wed May 05, 2010 7:31 pm

Ouch. Sure it would leave a nice welt.

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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby mb82 » Wed May 05, 2010 7:43 pm

toddkfly wrote:Ouch. Sure it would leave a nice welt.

I am working on what hit me. There was a welt but not as bad as one would think.

Might have to head out next Friday to see how this fly casts in the real world not the back yard.
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Re: Playing with skulls

Postby pikeffarticles » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:25 am

Tied these up a few weeks back...best viewed in fullscreen mode
http://issuu.com/simon_graham/docs/balt ... kullissue5

Also if you have a dremmel tool you can drill a hole in the middle the same as the size tube you are using and they will slide over them.Have been using these on tube flies for a while now using this method.

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