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#10928048 - 06/19/15 10:41 AM Spoon Flies
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I was fly fishing below the dam yesterday catching gaspergou. I tried spinner flies, clousers, baitfish patterns, pistol petes, etc. and couldn't get a bite. Then I put on a very small spoon and started catching fish. The problem was that it was too heavy.

Does anyone have a pattern for fly fishing spoons?


Edited by J-Moe (06/19/15 10:42 AM)

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#10928066 - 06/19/15 10:46 AM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
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Google query for fly fishing spoons
Also, just a tiny spinner blade with a hook alongside could do well.
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#10928107 - 06/19/15 11:03 AM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
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Try this.
Mylar tubing for the body.

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#10928140 - 06/19/15 11:16 AM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: rrhyne56]
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Originally Posted By: rrhyne56
Google query for fly fishing spoons
Also, just a tiny spinner blade with a hook alongside could do well.


Thanks, I actually did that first. The only silver spoons I found were 1/16 ounce, which was too heavy. The specific fly spoons were all colored. I did try a spinner blade fly as well. For some reason they only wanted the spoon.

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#10928149 - 06/19/15 11:18 AM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: Crazy4oldcars]
J-Moe Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Crazy4oldcars
Try this.
Mylar tubing for the body.

Kirk


Ben had suggested mylar to me as well. Thanks for the link, I will check this out.

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#10928464 - 06/19/15 02:01 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
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You can make a quick and simple fly fishing spoon by epoxying a fake fingernail to a hook. Then use fingernail polish to make it whatever color you want. Then tie on something for a tail.

Check a dollar store for cheap fake fingernails.
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#10928560 - 06/19/15 02:37 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: RexW]
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Originally Posted By: RexW
You can make a quick and simple fly fishing spoon by epoxying a fake fingernail to a hook. Then use fingernail polish to make it whatever color you want. Then tie on something for a tail.

Check a dollar store for cheap fake fingernails.



Thanks Rex

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#10929484 - 06/19/15 10:38 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
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You may consider a silver flash clouser minnow.
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#10929721 - 06/20/15 07:18 AM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
ccrews Offline
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I have experimented with tiny spinner blades.

adding an additional hole (drill or punch)for a split ring.

one idea that did work was to use gold wire aberdeen hooks and slip the blade on (bending required).
align the blade add a dollop of epoxy or superglue.

the same technique can be used with add-on nails but the result is not as durable as the patterns you'll find.

good luck.

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#10930102 - 06/20/15 01:03 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: COFF]
J-Moe Online   content
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Originally Posted By: COFF
You may consider a silver flash clouser minnow.


Good idea, I tried a couple of chartreuse and white clousers but not a silver flash. I have a couple of those.

Thanks

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#10930105 - 06/20/15 01:06 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: ccrews]
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Originally Posted By: ccrews
I have experimented with tiny spinner blades.

adding an additional hole (drill or punch)for a split ring.

one idea that did work was to use gold wire aberdeen hooks and slip the blade on (bending required).
align the blade add a dollop of epoxy or superglue.

the same technique can be used with add-on nails but the result is not as durable as the patterns you'll find.

good luck.


Excellent information, thanks for sharing

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#10932965 - 06/22/15 12:22 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
chefmike Offline
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Fake fingernails are great, light and cast well and easily shaped with sandpaper or your wifes emery board ha ha
Mike
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#10933013 - 06/22/15 12:40 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
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I've already stolen her scissors and tweezers. Might as well take the emery board too!
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#10933107 - 06/22/15 01:18 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: RexW]
HMK Offline
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Originally Posted By: RexW
You can make a quick and simple fly fishing spoon by epoxying a fake fingernail to a hook. Then use fingernail polish to make it whatever color you want. Then tie on something for a tail.

Check a dollar store for cheap fake fingernails.



Would you happen to have a picture if one? You have peaked my curiosity

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#10933215 - 06/22/15 02:23 PM Re: Spoon Flies [Re: J-Moe]
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Thanks MIke

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