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Post by Leith Larham » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:19 pm

Hi Scott,

here is a link to their web page, you can purchase direct.

http://www.renzetti.com/home.php

yes i have started using the SL12's and they appear to be realy good hooks to tie on. I think you could just about tie any fly you like on these hooks. There super sharp straight out of the box.

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Post by barra_on_fly » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:10 pm

Leith Larham wrote:Hi Scott,

here is a link to their web page, you can purchase direct.

http://www.renzetti.com/home.php

yes i have started using the SL12's and they appear to be realy good hooks to tie on. I think you could just about tie any fly you like on these hooks. There super sharp straight out of the box.

Regards Leith.
Cheers Leith, saves me looking it up!
The SL 12's are great hooks. Use them in skirted lures too for Blacks and Sails.

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Post by Leith Larham » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:16 am

I will be out on the Weerdee island flats on Sunday and decided that i needed to stock up on some prawn style flies.

With my present obsession with marabou i have included this material in the tail section of the fly, which would normally be tied with some type of hair. The swimming action this gives the fly is incredible.

Fingers crossed they work.

Cheers Leith
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Post by barra_on_fly » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:55 am

Should start selling them Leith.
I'd buy some for sure!

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Post by Islander » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:46 am

Leith,

I've had a little success up here so far on finger mark and blue bones with small shrimp flies that i used to tie aeons ago.

Marabous such a great material because it swims so well.

Something I picked up from one of the contributors to Lefty Krehs saltwater flies books (Terry Baird), with shrimp flies for the flats - is to put a slight bend in the shank of the hook.

When you cast the fly - and then retrieve in a short strip jerky motion - the fly shoots up off the bottom because of the bend back, and ramped tail and when you stop stripping it settles back - just the way a shrimp / prawn will flee backwards when startled.

You have to be careful not to introduce too much bend back or the fly will spiral when you retrieve it...which you don;t want.

Also - me personally, I don't like overdressed shrimp flies - flats critters CAN at times be fussy / selective and seem to swim alongside flies they don't recognize as food - eyeballing it - flats fish can usually swim pretty fast and are want to do this at times.

Anyway - this is a few more shrimp fly examples that have worked for me over the years.

I like yours as well -just another to add to the arsenal.

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Post by Leith Larham » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:51 am

Hi Islander,

good idea with bending the hook, i will give that a go with the next few shrimp flies that i tie.

Cheers Leiht
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