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#11487628 - 03/19/16 12:12 PM Modifications to the shannon fly
pearow Offline
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Registered: 12/15/02
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using a small spinner on a folded piece of 25# mono, I wrapped the chenille body around the mono not using a marabou feather.as the pattern calls for. Using plastic eyes on a #2 60 degree jig hook, I'm hoping this will fish like a jerk bait for spring black bass but it hasn't been in the water yet.-p-

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#11487632 - 03/19/16 12:14 PM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
pearow Offline
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another one:

Takes a 7 or 8 weight to cast these buggers as they really soak up the water-p-

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#11489236 - 03/20/16 12:21 PM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
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here's a smaller version tied on a #12 streamer hook to use with my 2 and 3 weight rods for brim and bass when the water gets a little warmer-p-


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#11492670 - 03/22/16 07:01 AM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
HMK Offline
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Interesting idea. It sent a few light bulbs off in my head as well

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#11499934 - 03/24/16 10:48 PM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
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Be interesting how those work out for you . Are those tails going to be spinning or just flapping from water movement ?
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#11503721 - 03/27/16 07:44 AM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
pearow Offline
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flapping-p-

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#11503795 - 03/27/16 08:29 AM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Very interesting. I have used some blades on the nose before, but never on the tail. Although I know others that do.

I too, am very interested to hear how well it works. It might be a good pattern to use for white bass and hybrids below the spillway. As well as, gar, buffalo and goo, LOL!!

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#11503896 - 03/27/16 09:32 AM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
pearow Offline
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Registered: 12/15/02
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Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
I have added a swivel and spinner but for the smaller flies I think its not necessary and adds additional weight ;(they are hard to cast anyway because of the water absorption. The fly will move erratically like a stick bait or a fluke when tied on with a loop knot. You want the fly to sink slowly or not at all; suspended its like teasing a cat with a feather; they can't resist it. I think its more of a bass fly than any other but the larger brim will hit it; the little brim just peck at the spinner. I think the shannon fly will be cloned a thousand times as it open a whole new avenue for tying. The ole boy who first thought it up deserves some recognition, but I don't know who he is.-I did read somewhere he named the fly after his daughter.-p-

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#11513960 - 03/31/16 12:41 PM Re: Modifications to the shannon fly [Re: pearow]
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I like it! A very cool concept when you need that extra little bit of flash.
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