Thin Ice

timmy mullet

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First of the year. In fact, the earliest I have caught mullet. Previous best was April 30th.
A new fly, the Romy's Spectra Buzzer did the damage. The first fish was a PB thin.
 

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baca157

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Wow that’s early Colin! I am just finishing the book and look forward to trying to find these amazing fish up here..

Cheers,
Sebastian
 

timmy mullet

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Not a mistake, just some folks might not know terminology and thus the difference!
Correct Bert. It was indeed a thin-lip, commonly known as 'thins'. Thick-lips are commonly known as thicks and Golden Greys as GGs.
It was a PB by weight, 1 oz heavier than my previous best. For some reason early season tends to produce the heaviest thins.
 

merkin

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Nice fish Colin. Like others, the book is finished, the vice is busy and I can't wait to get out after the Mullet - although up here, it'll be June before I get a sniff. Those flies look like new variants (or even deviants)! Are you tying the Romy's Spectra in different colours and what is the thinking behind the green tag - which looks very interesting? I've been tying some of your standard patterns in different colours (e.g. green bead/tag mullet bachs), so will be interesting to see whether Mullet will move away from taking 'anything as long as it's red'!
 

timmy mullet

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Nice fish Colin. Like others, the book is finished, the vice is busy and I can't wait to get out after the Mullet - although up here, it'll be June before I get a sniff. Those flies look like new variants (or even deviants)! Are you tying the Romy's Spectra in different colours and what is the thinking behind the green tag - which looks very interesting? I've been tying some of your standard patterns in different colours (e.g. green bead/tag mullet bachs), so will be interesting to see whether Mullet will move away from taking 'anything as long as it's red'!
Can't go wrong with a bit of red where mullet are concerned merkin😄
The green butt is Globrite, just to give the patterns a little more attraction. Run the red Globrite 04 along the body and it gives the Spectra Buzzer a nice, blue shade. Shellbacks are same as used for the Spectra Shrimp, Simply Red, Romy's Sand Shrimp etc👍
 

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