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Justin D
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Posted on 13/02/2005 at 11:40 AM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
ok, so most (or all) fish are lighter underneath and darker on top which makes them harder to see from underneath, so who has tried reversing the flies colour to make them easier to see?
I have tied a number of clousers over the years with this in mind and have done well on them, anyone else had experiences with this?
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Posted on 14/02/2005 at 03:02 PM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
Interesting concept, but wouldn't a fish be concerned that its next meal did not present as expected ?




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Posted on 14/02/2005 at 04:30 PM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
Did not worry them today.
I reckon it is more about casting a silohuette than looking 100% exact. If it has the profile and moves correctly then I feel it must be an advantage to be seen easily!
My thoughts anyway




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Posted on 15/02/2005 at 10:27 PM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
I have learnt that most flies are tied something over white which appears to be the norm for baitfish profiles. I am not afraid of reversing colours or swapping the traditionals for something out there too. It sometimes can mean the difference between getting a fish on board. :lol




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Posted on 21/02/2005 at 02:17 PM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
When fishing the Swan or Canning rivers in Perth I often use a Black clouser with a little orange or dark green. No white or flash at all. I use this colour so as to avoid the Blow Fish which are in huge numbers in the river. The Flathead donąt seem to mind what colour the fly is as long as it has a good action in the water. the Blowies dont come near the dark flys.
Well it works for me




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Posted on 19/03/2005 at 05:56 PM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
Had good success with black flies when exact colour flies have been unsuccessful... Patterns like clousers, Givens Barred & Black etc.




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Justin D
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Posted on 20/03/2005 at 03:10 PM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
Thats interesting Chris. Have tried it a bit but might give the pelagics a bit more of a go with them.




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Posted on 11/04/2005 at 02:12 PM.Send to a friend Send a Private Message View Profile Quote this User
That is like when I tie Barramundi flies - a very populat colour is Purple on top and black underneath with a good dose of purple sprakleflash. Another example of reversing the colours is the ever increasing 'Gold Bomber' fly. (PS: Gold Bomber fly is a hit at Lake Tinaroo - Atherton Tablelands - FNQ.

The purple with black underneath fly - I call it 'The Brusier (black and purple eye if you have ever had a black eye) and Barra's love it. Stands out like dog b--ls.




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