Monday, August 22, 2011

Time to Shank It Up...Shank It, Shank It, Sugaree

First off I've been on vacation for the last week.  This was perfect (aside form the perfect time with my family) because I was having a hard time keeping this one quiet.  The Flymen Fishing Company let me try out a new product before it was available on the market.  It's in line with a waddington shank and articulated fly tying.  Check out for details.  I was able to get some time to fool around with these and fish them.  They take a little getting use to, but I like the end result for sure....especially if you like to tie intruders! My biggest dilema was judging the trailer length for the hook, but that one can be chalked up to trial and error.  Now to the fishing.  I took most of the warmwater species on the black and silver shank fly and a few on the hinged dace fly.  The most missed fish came on the black and silver and I relate that directly to the length of the trailer hook. I can't wait to try these on the chrome this fall.  Look for more to come from me with both the shanks and another new product from Flymen Fishing Company very soon!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looking good Vern-O..we need to swing some steel this year....see you in November