Something I thought up after suggesting using an eel pattern for Striped bass. It’s pure daydream but who knows? Lots of flex as you see. A full 11” long (suppose you could make any length you wanted). Despite being long, it’s actually very light weight as the body is made from a single piece of “Sweet Puff” yarn from the craft store. I’ll post materials if anyone can stop laughing long enough to ask. ?
Hi Lucas. Had a few minutes at the bench today and thought about the “eel” suggestion I posted on your striper photo. Here is a daydream for you to look at and get a laugh or two.
I know some fellows who do really well on striped bass using latex tubing lures trolled behind the boat. They just thread the spinning line through a section of 3/8 to 1/2 “ OD latex tubing and add some hooks. Fish them trolled off a cannonball downrigger.
Do you need a photo of the yarn I used Lucas?
It was a piece from the skein about 24” long and twisted so it doubled upon itself. The twisted yarn gets tied on to the hook shank as a tail after weaving a length of fly line backing (for the stinger hook attachment) through the cross over points of the twisted yarn.
@Kessler . This is actually very quick and easy Carson. Just twist the 24” of yarn (along with a slightly longer section of flyline backing ) in a hemostat and then allow it to twist up on itself to get the main body. Attach both ends of the twisted yarn to the hook shank as a tail. Build up the shank of the hook with another section of the same yarn (not twisted on itself, just wrapped around shank). Pull the flyline backing out of the twisted end (tail) of the fly at a point you desire and add the stinger hook. Tie in the marabou feathers at the very end of the tail. Add eyes and it’s done. Not much to it really.
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