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Texas Saltwater Classics book #13034763 01/19/19 03:33 AM
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Does anyone have this book? If not, it is worth picking up if you do any inshore fishing. I first saw it at Swan Point last summer when I was in Rockport but I didn't pick it up. A few weeks ago I saw that Texas Fish and Game had all their books on sale for $8 so I picked it up. It has 50 patterns in it, almost all of which were new to me. The only one I have tied or fished before is the Cypert Minnow, which is a fish-catching machine in freshwater and I bet would do really well on speckled trout. Anyway, just wanted to give people the heads up that the book was out there and worth checking out.

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Re: Texas Saltwater Classics book [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13038989 01/23/19 12:55 AM
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Looks like you SCORED on that one! Texas salt flies are evolving at a rapid rate now though. I spend a lot of time and thought trying to adapt known salt patterns to articulated salt patterns. I think the whole Fish Skull articulating shanks are a real, pardon the obvious, game changer.

Re: Texas Saltwater Classics book [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13039363 01/23/19 02:30 PM
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The book was 15 dollars when I checked, snooze you lose, right. The cover turns me off a bit with so many of the patterns in the photo riding point down. I carry a few point down patterns, but I mostly like to fish and have better results with fishing right on or close to the structure and point down, even weed guarded point down patterns, havent worked out for me in those situations. They are too prone to hanging up on stuff or digging into the shallow sand or mud. Plus, I havent had much success in the saltwater with getting good hook sets with floating patterns like the deer hair divers, VIP popper, or disco shrimp. Miss a couple of fish on top and Im ready to go back to something that I know the fish wont miss or reject.

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All 3 of the above posts combine to remind me of why I like tube flies so much. The versatility of being able to choose, at any time, the type of hook, size or position (up/down/articulated) works well for me. Hooks are much easier to remove from the fish with little damage to the removable fly body. Saltwater patterns like Cypert Minnow morph easily to freshwater presentations and many work well here on Twok for hybrids, stripers, sandies and cats. For what it is worth, I have gone exclusively to Fish Skulls over Clousers ties they are faster, easier ties especially for a fly tying hack like me. Now to the bench


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Re: Texas Saltwater Classics book [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13357408 11/30/19 02:33 PM
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The sale is happening again. Book is $8 now.

https://fishgame.com/product/fly-patterns-for-the-texas-coast/

Re: Texas Saltwater Classics book [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13358549 12/01/19 11:20 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, got one on the way.


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