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 Posted: Fri Oct 20th, 2017 11:34 am
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blaasoppie#1
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Hey Guys, any specific fly pattern recommendations aside from the usual suspects for the Maldives; will be going in December?

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 Posted: Fri Oct 27th, 2017 03:08 pm
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Progress so far:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/151675609@N02/7z0b0S

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 Posted: Sun Oct 29th, 2017 08:37 am
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blaasoppie#1 wrote:
Hey Guys, any specific fly pattern recommendations aside from the usual suspects for the Maldives; will be going in December?

please get a dogtooth on fly

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 Posted: Sat Nov 18th, 2017 08:16 pm
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added some flies to the link

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 07:54 pm
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Brush fly came out nice, think I have finally figured out the right proportions of materials. The Marc Petijean magic tool magnum is brilliant for Maribu dubbing and creating good shoulders for the fly. Also found out that steaming bent feathers makes them go back to their original shape.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 07:54 pm
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Brush fly came out nice, think I have finally figured out the right proportions of materials...the purple brush had 4 hackle feathers, which was too thin, so I put 6 on the others and it came out a lot better. The Marc Petijean magic tool magnum is brilliant for Maribu dubbing and creating good shoulders for the fly. Also found out that steaming bent feathers makes them go back to their original shape.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 07:57 pm
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duplicated post

Last edited on Fri Dec 1st, 2017 08:07 pm by blaasoppie#1

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 Posted: Sat Dec 2nd, 2017 10:32 am
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I somehow missed this post... They're looking awesome bud. Dying to get the feedback on the catches (which, of course, you will give :))

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 Posted: Mon Dec 4th, 2017 08:37 pm
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8 hackle feathers seem to be optimum, the last 2 black flies were tied with 8.

Ya Limpopo, we will see how it goes... am going on a family trip, so I will fish as much as I can get away with.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 6th, 2017 12:53 pm
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superb looking box there Mark... Those brush flies are magnificent!

Maldives has a good Trigger population on some of the Atolls so make sure you got some Crabs...

Also worth taking some flies with zero flash/UV in them just in case the fish are like the Sudan fish that freak out at anything with UV or flash in them... like those SSHrimps...

Beautiful ties man..

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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 01:55 pm
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Thanks Nepps, yeah I am going to start tying some crabs later today.

The magnum magic tool really makes a difference for spinning a marabou brush for the collar on the brush flies.

I will be super stoked if I get a trigger, that last shot I had at them in Djibouti the damn things were too clever, they were just nipping at the tail of the fly, but then they would try and smash a GT lure??

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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 01:56 pm
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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 05:14 pm
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Awesome flies there.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 9th, 2017 05:19 pm
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Thanks Ponsie,

Added some crabs.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 11th, 2017 06:03 pm
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Tied my first Mole crab, reckon the bones will love these critters..

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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 06:26 pm
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Howzit Chaps, the fly fishing was rather disappointing, did not see any bonefish, only saw 2 GT's and the Triggers were very jittery; only had one follow my fly.

Think I caught about 200 freaking small groupers and other bits and bobs. Not sure if it was the location or if it was the wrong season.

Next time will have to e far south or far north.

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