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Abomination Crackleback


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I was savaging old flies to reuse the hooks for crackleback flies.  I realized I had a wet fly hook.  Got a wild hair and made a tenkara crackleback.  I hope that doesn’t get me kicked off the forum.  However, I bet it will catch a fish on the swing.  I’ll let ya know.

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I’m sure it will catch, but that’s a quarter back not a dry wooly worm, full back of sparse hackle crackle back. Wets usually have less  hackle angled backward.. you could grease that and wake it for effect, might take some fish eating in the film.

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On 9/13/2022 at 8:46 PM, mic said:

I hope that doesn’t get me kicked off the forum.  

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@mic  How is this/you still on the forum!!!  Ha ha, totally kidding! :) I don't Tenkara (yet), but have seen Tenkara flies. That looks really good! 👍

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1 hour ago, fshndoug said:

Tenkara is for people that can't afford a reel. LOL

True dat... but I have to many reels and rods.  I bought mine to try out on bluegills.  It is fun.  Some how when you get a good fight there is harmonics on the string and it starts "singing".  That is not the best word for it, but it makes a noise.  Anyway, just started using it for trout.  

Here is another tip for beginning tiers.  Practice your flies on a size 10 hook.  Any fly that will catch a trout on size 14/16 a bluegill will love on a size ten.  

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