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Postby eoghanb » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:18 am

Just wondering ,if u tie a fly with a small lip like a plug would it make any difference,anyone ever make any?
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Re: lipped flies

Postby MAC » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:44 pm

They can help add some movement to the fly... The fly won't dive like a lure. Most of the lips you tie in cause the fly to wobble. No harm in tying a few and see how you get on :wink:

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Re: lipped flies

Postby eoghanb » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:51 pm

Will do
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Re: lipped flies

Postby gd » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:29 pm

I am by no means a expert at all but I have been shown a "flutter" type fly that was tied with flounder in mind.

The yanks use spoon flies for redfish and the likes I believe.

Gurglers can be tied with a V shape lip to create a wake/pop and tied certain ways with the foam they would dive slightly.As do poppers have a concave face/lip

Casting i imagine would be hindered too.

A lip is on a plug so it fishes a certain water level - The right flyline/weighted fly can present at whatever level you want.
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Re: lipped flies

Postby lumpy » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:10 pm

unless the fly is well balanced they tend to cause the fly to spin on your backcast. better off to use varying dumbell eyes to give flies differnt actions.
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