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    Default Silver Outcast Bend-Back.

    The Bend-Back is another saltwater pattern that has become more of a style of tying. Just like the Prince of Tides and Clouser Minnow , it's designed to ride hook point 'up' to prevent snagging and the point getting burred over on the rocks/shingle. The original dressing has a chenille body, but the style lends itself to many of the simple hairwing streamer types like the Rays Fly or the Silver Outcast I have tied here. The original dressing for the Silver Outcast has black thread and a silver body, but I have attempted to show the effect created by using chartruese thread and mother of pearl mylar.

    Hook: Mustad 34007, size 2.

    Thread: Danvilles flat-waxed.

    Body: Flat mylar.

    Collar: White bucktail.

    Wing: Yellow and lilac bucktail, 4 strands of peacock herl.

    Varnish: Black.

    Step 1: Using pliers, bend the hook so that the point is just above the eye (about 30 degrees).



    Step 2: Lay a base of thread for the body.



    Step 3: Double wrap the body with mylar.



    Step 4: Tie in a collar of white bucktail.



    Step 5: Tie in a sparse pinch of yellow bucktail for wing.



    Step 6: Add lilac bucktail to the wing.



    Step 7: Top wing with 4 strands of peacock herl.



    Step 8: Varnish head with black varnish.


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    Good flies, and practically weedless. If you want to avoid having to bend the hooks, try these;

    Gamakatsu LS-3113R

    http://shorterlink.co.uk/6466

    they are also available in red and are good for shrimps etc.

    http://www.gamakatsu.nl/html/english/ls-serie.asp

    TL
    MC
    Last edited by Upstream Spider; 28-12-2006 at 02:04 PM.

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    MJB, have you tried a bend back clouser variant? The bent shaft allows for a "wide" profile baitfish pattern.

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    Mary, all good stuff. I've been fishing some BIG 6" versions of these this season. If you use a longshank hook (911, 34011 etc.) you only need a slight bend in shank just behind the eye. This helps to obscure more of the shank so you don't get that gap between material and shank. Also opening up the hook bend slightly improves hook ups.
    It has to be said that I haven't caught on these in clear water during daylight but have had a few at night on darker versions (at you know where ). I like bendbacks because they allow you to fish right in the rocks without losing loads of flies, always a bonus.

    Cheers

    JRT

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRT
    (at you know where )

    Care to share.
    All done

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotfly
    Care to share.
    Sod off! You don't do salt, remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB
    Sod off! You don't do salt, remember
    Sorry, but I won't be spoken to like that by someone called........
    Quote Originally Posted by JRT
    Mary,
    All done

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    Denise,

    Only good friends, such as HRT, get to call me Mary and then only on Thursdays.


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    ****** missed out on the insult slinging yet again. Should really spend more time on the forum.

    FF - be interested in seeing a BB clouser; got a piccy? How does it work; seems to be a contradiction of ideas. Bendback covered the hook point and swims upside-down as there is a keel effect and the materials are tied on the under side; clouser uses weight on top to swim upside-down.

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    Jamie, no contradiction, they work together in perfect harmony as Messrs McCartney & Wonder might have said. Here's a clouser variation of the SOBB:

    Its the wrong hook (I'm trying to use up a pack of Mustad 9672) but it does the job.

    btw, I forgot to mention, I don't get a chance to fish saltwaters but saltwater patterns are good for freshwater fish like bass, steelhead, salmon, etc.
    Last edited by fishyfranky; 29-12-2006 at 03:14 PM.

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