Wes, These look great but the real question is have you fished them and have they caught those big trout you shared with us on-line?
Mike On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Wes Wada <wada....@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi You All, > > > I mentioned in a previous post that I have been very busy and involved > with fly tying. > > For the last year and a half, I've developed a style and technique of > tying using kids' modeling "clay" -- Crayola brand's Model Magic -- as > a basis for new fly patterns. These have included an October Caddis > pupa, a Field Cricket, and a Dragonfly Nymph. > > Attached are the first three Green Frogs, in the order that they were > created. > > Materials are: white moldable foam, polypropylene yarn, rubber legs, > and various flash materials. Coloring is acrylic paint and art > marker. The eyes are created with fabric paint. All of this is > mounted on a large stinger hook. The space behind the eye of the hook > is where a new type of weed guard will be tied in. There are a good > number of ideas going into this fly. > > > The frog's legs are springy and hold their shape, and you can make the > shapes surprisingly fast. The legs are shaped with a simple jig I've > invented. > > The body length, not including the legs, is 2 inches. The fly is > lightweight, a tenth of an ounce. > > > I've developed a technique that solidly anchors the hook in the > hardened foam. That's been battled tested. > > > I make about five frogs at a time, mass producing all the parts. > Assembly is very quick. The bodies are all quite similar, as they are > all made at the same time, using the same tools. The basic shape is > still "in progress". The variety of legs possible is a heap of fun. > > Coloring can take as long as you want. These are early prototypes, so > I didn't spend a whole lot of time coloring them, maybe three minutes > each. > > > Green Frog is the name of a common pond frog. > > > These are hand-held digital photos. I will be redoing the shots later > with studio equipment. Also, the fly is still evolving, and who knows > what it will be like or look like in a month or two. > > > Hope you enjoy seeing some new stuff. I've sure enjoyed the puttering > around... > > > Wes Wada > Bend, Oregon > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" > group. > > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en > > VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com -- Mike Bliss Aloha from Hawaii -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com