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Old 04-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Flex" Flies from Gary LaFontaine

I've been reading a fly tying book, Al and Gretchen Beatty's "LaFontaine's Legacy"

Some of the flex flies look interesting, and I'd like to tie some, but I have not been able to find the "small flex clip" that is used.

Does anyone have an idea where I can find these? Or if they have had success with them?

The flies use a clip that goes through the hook eye and form another segment of the fly, that "flexes" when any action is imparted on the fly.
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You can find something very similar if you search for Fish Skulls articulated shanks. Some on this forum have used them. I find them pricey at $6-$7 per 20 pieces.

By the way, Fish Skulls, your product is not new or revolutionary just because you trademark a different name and have marketing $. Waddington shanks are where this began - give a little credit. Waddington shanks are over priced too so, see below.

Others used 2 hooks joined with heavy mono, fire line, or braided steel leader material. The front hook is ususually clipped where the bend begins. There are posts on this forum and you can also go to Charlie's Fly Box site for a tutorial on articulated flies.
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You can find something very similar if you search for Fish Skulls articulated shanks. Some on this forum have used them. I find them pricey at $6-$7 per 20 pieces.

By the way, Fish Skulls, your product is not new or revolutionary just because you trademark a different name and have marketing $. Waddington shanks are where this began - give a little credit. Waddington shanks are over priced too so, see below.

Others used 2 hooks joined with heavy mono, fire line, or braided steel leader material. The front hook is ususually clipped where the bend begins. There are posts on this forum and you can also go to Charlie's Fly Box site for a tutorial on articulated flies.
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You can find something very similar if you search for Fish Skulls articulated shanks. Some on this forum have used them. I find them pricey at $6-$7 per 20 pieces.

By the way, Fish Skulls, your product is not new or revolutionary just because you trademark a different name and have marketing $. Waddington shanks are where this began - give a little credit. Waddington shanks are over priced too so, see below.

Others used 2 hooks joined with heavy mono, fire line, or braided steel leader material. The front hook is ususually clipped where the bend begins. There are posts on this forum and you can also go to Charlie's Fly Box site for a tutorial on articulated flies.
Thanks a lot. I think that was what I was missing, I was goggling flex flies, and I didnt find shit really. Articulated gets a lot of hits. Thanks.
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