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This may be a short thread, but for all the fly casters out there looking for the fly option, Jimmy's has them! Byron tells me he has a bunch of guys that fly cast and are looking for flies, well he's got them now! Stop in and check them out, and let him know what else you'd like in there. Talking to him yesterday, he's really eager to get some fly gear in there and be able to cater to the fly casters on the lake. And I think that's a great idea, as there's not mush of anything for the fly caster on the lake.

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He's got bass flies too. Fish these like you would a tube; you can bounce it along the bottom or swim it over the weeds.

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Nah, not too bad. You do need to be a more experienced caster to move them. But if you're good at an efficient double haul and keep your loops tight, they cast really well.
 

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Hey Thanks Again Jeff for loading us up,

These flys are sweet guys and ladies, high quality materials and craftsmenship, come on down and check out the new selection

They look like it sure would be fun to hammer a hog on any of these

We will also have some of Essox's bucktails as fast as he can pump them out, more Lee Lure Choppers and Johnny Dadson's Georgian Bay tails this week, and already in stock and ready to rock the Brunner Runner Bucktails in a variety of colors and sizes(the latest"Piker" has been doing good lately, according 2 a couple neighbors in our bay)

Hope To See Everyone Soon

Fish On,

Jimmy's Boats & Baits
37934 Jefferson
Harrison Twp. MI. 48045
586-329-3811
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It'll handle the bass flies, no problem, especially with a short, heavy headed fly line.

If you want to do muskie with an eight....you'd be a bit undergunned, but it can be done. An eight would be working hard to move the muskie flies....but custom work is better than half of my business. If you want to do muskie on an eight, I can tie some "down" with smaller blades, smaller hooks (I used 10/0 and can downsize easily to smaller, lighter wire hook) etc. I've got other muskie patterns as well that aren't as large and aggressive as what you see here that'll cast easily on a 9 and doable on an 8.

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Those are some sweet looking flies!

I could certainly see how the perch imitations could get some fish interested, in particular. I would think the biggest challenge would be casting far enough to rip 'em fast enough. Must take some hella good ripping to get 3+ mph.

Must be a blast to catch toothy critters and giant bass on 'em!
 

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Yeah, you do what's called a hand over hand or over hand retreive, where you put the rod in your armpit and strip line with both hands to keep the speed up. It works well with muskie because with muskie you don't set the hook with the rod, you strip-set it. So you go straight from stripping, feeling the fish right into the set and then get the rod into your hand to fight the fish from there.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 8 2009, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This may be a short thread, but for all the fly casters out there looking for the fly option, Jimmy's has them! Byron tells me he has a bunch of guys that fly cast and are looking for flies, well he's got them now! Stop in and check them out, and let him know what else you'd like in there. Talking to him yesterday, he's really eager to get some fly gear in there and be able to cater to the fly casters on the lake. And I think that's a great idea, as there's not mush of anything for the fly caster on the lake.

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He's got bass flies too. Fish these like you would a tube; you can bounce it along the bottom or swim it over the weeds.

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Lookin great Jeff!!!
 

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QUOTE(jb10 @ Aug 10 2009, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You don't even need to strip it that fast. Sometimes slower is better. A good jerk-strip retrieve will trigger a strike.

True dat, but to keep the blades spinning you've got to keep the line moving. Pausing it will flutter the blades.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 10 2009, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(jb10 @ Aug 10 2009, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You don't even need to strip it that fast. Sometimes slower is better. A good jerk-strip retrieve will trigger a strike.

True dat, but to keep the blades spinning you've got to keep the line moving. Pausing it will flutter the blades.


Sorry, thought we were talking about retrieving the flies.
 

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Yeah man, we are. The blades on the flies will flutter and stop spinning if you pause the retreive. Just like with a conventional bucktail, if you stop reeling, the blades will flutter and it will start to sink, so you've got to keep reeling.

For my big baitfish patterns and other "swim" style flies, then yeah, the jerk-strip retreive is awesome! Especially in the fall when it's time to slow things down.

I got your PM man, but I haven't had time to reply. I'll send you my email address....
 
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