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    Default needle fly







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    Nice fly

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    Nice Salmonking, but a few words to accompany the pictures would have been good.

    Have you attached the hook to the needle in the final pic?
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    It looks as if the needle was just inserted into the clear plastic junction tube around the hook shank.

    I guess I'm failing to see the point?

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    A nice example, Salmonking.....

    LWilliams,

    For more information on method of attachment etc., see:

    http://www.flyforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=580
    Last edited by John Gray; 13-01-2007 at 01:59 AM.

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    Is there enough hairwing on that to catch fish. I know nothing about needle flys lol.
    Cromie

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotfly
    Nice Salmonking, but a few words to accompany the pictures would have been good.

    Have you attached the hook to the needle in the final pic?
    Yes,as L williams states the point is inserted into the clear plastic tube on the shank of the treble.

    CHEERS COL.

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    Sorry in advance for being stupid but why tie a fly on a needle?

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogork
    Sorry in advance for being stupid but why tie a fly on a needle?

    Jim

    1. To produce an extremely slim lure (slimmer than any tube or Waddington or snake), intended to create an impression of a small fish.

    2. Needles are inexpensive and readily available everywhere.

    3. A needle is easily fitted in a fly tying vice and easily and quickly dressed. The dressing need comprise nothing more than a few strands of squirrel hair. Indeed, the simpler and sparser the dressing, the more effective the lure.... certainly for its primary purpose, which is night time sea trout fishing.

    4. Needles are available in a range of lengths and weights, allowing us to produce lures suited to a variety of river conditions.

    5. The hook is easily replaced if damaged, without the loss of the lure itself.

    6. A lure tied on a needle can be easily cast and fished effectively, even in lengths of two inches or more, on a single handed rod.


    Nothing simpler......


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    The biggest advantage that tube/needle flys provide IMO is the ability to use long patterns without the use of long shanked hooks. Long shanked hooks don't have good hooking and retaining abilities.

    I think needle flys would turn some very long shanked patterns into practical fishing patterns:
    http://globalflyfisher.com/streamers.../stevpatt1.htm

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