I made this fly by burning parts of my rubber conehead and flipping the way that it faces. I hope it works but my local river just barred all fishing until the new season starts so ill have to wait until it opens again to test it.
A clever way to use the conehead Frederik. Hope this works as you want it to.
If not, try using Flylipps. They are a molded, lightweight plastic lip you attach to the hook. I got them from Wapsi I think. Several vendors carry them and they do give the fly a wobbling motion when retrieved.
The flylipps are a bit non-aerodynamic I must admit. Casting flies that use them does require a heavier weight rod/line. Perhaps the flylipp concept is best limited to a “trolling” situation behind a boat. Still, they do give an effective wobble to the fly.
Before I tried the Flylipps, I’d make my own “bib” using a handmade cutout from the heavy duty plastic packaging material that everything seems to be marketed in. It took a bit of fiddling to make but these homemade lips were lighter and easier to cast.
Also please see “sucker minnow floater” for a look at a smaller Flylipps tie. You can cast this easily with a 6wt Frederik. Using body tube “mesh” materials keeps the fly from being too heavy and turning it into a “chuck and duck” type pattern. This one has taken some very nice smallmouth bass from slow or still waters where the wobble motion really stirs up the surface.
@trublubug Thanks! Will have to check them out! One thing I might like to add though, is that salmon tubeflies can be fished in a way that gives the fly a very sporadic action that is very twitchy. Even without a wobbler lip, it'll be interesting to compare tubeflies to wobbler flies in fast water
@trublubug Well sadly Bill I haven't found a stretch of my local river that has fast current, so I don't think I'll be able to make a good comparison. The salmon rivers in Denmark are different to Normaly and Sweden, they are deep, narrow and not extremely fast, although I have seen some places that get faster currents.
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