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New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

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New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby Emerson » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:22 pm

Lots of snow..time for experimenting...

I saw an article on Dan Blanton's site...they were talking about a fly called the Desperate Diver.....they had a picture of it and a general description of tying...the original designer is Ron Kruger and a tier by the name of Bob Arwine has redone it...it looked neat. I did it generally like they did but used GOO on the head.!!!

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I experimented...the one on the left is my fresh water yellow perch imitator for smallmouths and pickerel, the one on the right is my sardinia for AJ's and Baja...

It has not yet been in the water but it is supposed to dive and wiggle...float up to the top while wiggling...sounds good to me....


Desperate perch up close
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A Maine smallmouth or pic should munch this


Desperate Sardinia up close

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If the AJs are on top...this could get eaten....
Maybe a dorado will due some attack munching

Worth a try
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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby mb82 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:31 pm

Looks awesome. Is that foam that you are covering the goo with or is it stacked deer hair?
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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby Emerson » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:44 pm

It is a foam block that you put on small side forward for a slider or fat side forward for a popper...
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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby lwflyrod » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:26 pm

Nice, They should get eaten!
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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby Cutter » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:07 pm

very cool, but I bet it is a beast to cast! It will be fun to watch them disappear in a big splashy swirl.
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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby flyinby » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:32 pm

add a strip of rabbit off the bend , take a few ibuprofen, and add musky to the menu!!

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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby Emerson » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:34 pm

Cutter:
No problem in the casting...for the sardinia one.. use a 10 weight with the ultimate big fly thrower....tropical outbound. It has a huge big fat head....short leader....it works well...throws the Donger a ton

For the smaller one I will use an 8 weight with a cold water outbound....not as big a head but a brand new 8 wt XI2 will get er done...wish I had one ;) ;) ;)
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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby flyinby » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:44 pm

Emerson, nice fly...I just ordered a couple of those tropical outbounds myself, a floater and a floater/int. for those RDCFs and such......I love rio's leviathan and deep sea lines... good stuff..

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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby Coastalexplorer » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:08 pm

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Re: New fly to me..a Desperate Diver

Postby scarter » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:43 am

Bring down a few of the second example in June....we'll go work weedlines for gaffers or what have you :idea: ;)
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