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#11383669 - 02/01/16 10:37 AM Fle Fly Restoration Project
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These will probably be the only lures of my dad's that I end up with ..... Lots of memories with my family and those old little jigs. smile


The originals were in such bad shape, I had to put them in the vise and use my electric fillet knife to remove the old material/glue.


Much to my surprise, the 16th had a black coat of paint under the red coat and also had red thread under a layer of chartreuse thread. These jigs came from my father (who never tied jigs), so I KNOW this came from the factory the way I found it.


The outcome:

16th and 32nd in the original "can't-miss" pattern. This size tail is the exact length of the originals and the colors are a dead-ringer match for the initial materials used to create this killer jig.

Was a lot of fun restoring them and sure brought back some memories.... Will sharpen the hooks on them and fish them as soon as the wind allows. No telling how many fish they've caught. Good stuff. smile



disclaimer: These baits are my own, no money being made off of the Fle Fly brand, just a LONG-time supporter of the old school jigs.
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#11383784 - 02/01/16 11:28 AM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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That color killed when I was a kid, nice work sir! thumb

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#11384169 - 02/01/16 02:19 PM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: have_rod_reel_travel]
Jerry T. Offline
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Originally Posted By: have_rod_reel_travel
That color killed when I was a kid, nice work sir! thumb


Thanks! Can't wait to fish 'em on a decent bite.
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#11384394 - 02/01/16 04:03 PM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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A real good job, don't know where the weighted hooks can be found do you?

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#11384482 - 02/01/16 04:56 PM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: larry mays]
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Originally Posted By: larry mays
A real good job, don't know where the weighted hooks can be found do you?


No sir, Larry. I know of molds that have 45° angles but they're all used with round heads, not the flat heads (like the original Fle Fly).
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#11384580 - 02/01/16 05:51 PM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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Well done Sir!

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#11385480 - 02/02/16 01:29 AM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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Jerry, I'm thinking a guy could take some #4 Eagle Claw 2190's and carefully pinch a 1/16oz split shot right at the angle below the eye and come pretty close.

The 1623 would probably work better but it only comes in 1/0 & 3/0
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#11386199 - 02/02/16 10:20 AM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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Nice job Jerry! Love the colors too.

As for the round head vs the flat head, you know a pair of pliers with no teeth will make a round head flat, right?

Skip
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#11386498 - 02/02/16 11:53 AM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Skip_48]
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@Pepop - I've found some nice 45° hooks and molds but it's still not the oval shaped head I'm looking for.

@Skip - I sometimes use regular pliers and make waffle-textured pillheads (like the flat pill heads you're referring to).



Shape of Fle Fly:


Notice, the old Fle Fly head is completely oval, no flattened surfaces.



Edited by Jerry T. (02/03/16 09:49 AM)
Edit Reason: typo
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#11386900 - 02/02/16 02:34 PM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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Pepop, I think that would work and get about the same fall if not the same look. Don't forget to check out the fly hooks if time I have seen them going up to size 4. The fle fly may be a cross itself. Just be careful that the weight on the hook has the ride of what ever you want on the jig.

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#11386972 - 02/02/16 02:59 PM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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Nice work Jerry !!!
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#11387262 - 02/02/16 04:40 PM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
Skip_48 Offline
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Oh okay oval head shape, I have some samples of a head kind of like that I believe. I will look and see!

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#11388124 - 02/03/16 01:26 AM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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I've been looking for a angled hook and roundhead mold, Jacob's Baits has a mold kind of like that but not what I've been looking for....


Edited by have_rod_reel_travel (02/03/16 04:58 AM)

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#11388379 - 02/03/16 08:20 AM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
Jerry T. Offline
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http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/flipping-jig-hooks/

http://www.basspro.com/DoIt-Shake-It-Head-Jig-Mold/product/90060/

@have-rod .... it's a 60­° angle we're after. Many molds I find could be modified to work (like the Shake-it mold above), but I'm trying to find someone already pouring the heads, I'm not interested in pouring.
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#11388660 - 02/03/16 10:08 AM Re: Fle Fly Restoration Project [Re: Jerry T.]
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Thanks so much Jerry, so 60­° is what I need... I pour my own leadheads so maybe I can find a lighter wire hook at that angle....

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