Even though my streamer game is lacking on the rivers, I love throwing these for warm water species.
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If I were your financial advisor I would tell you to keep mooching! Anyone that tells you they are saving money by rolling their own is only tying SJW and thread midges!Curse you and Bugz, FortCollinsCatcher..
You guys are making me reconsider my mooching ways and start rolling my own.
Are you familiar with a dubbing loop? that is how i did the white part of the body and the wraps around the eyes. Real easy technique to learn. You can also make furled dubbing loop tails for leaches/worms and baitfish patterns. There are some good vids on it on you tube.Nice Bugz! I suppose you could definitely be saving money if your material source was your family pet! After looking at yours I need to clean mine up a bit by dubbing the point in between the eyes/hook eye.
The back hook fouling on the front has been problematic on a few of those articulated ties. I've been toying around with securing the trailer hook both high and low on the bend of the front hook to see what gives me the best results.it has a straight eye streamer hook in back and attaches to a straight piece of wire with a hook and loop in the back. Pretty quick and easy to use. You don't have the double hook to deal with or foul on. I also have some 50lb mono that i have used for articulated streamers, but I think these might hold up better to pike. I suppose I could also use my toothy critter wire though. It might be the best use for that stuff.
Speaking of streamers, saw this video on another forum...pretty funny.
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