View Full Version : Tabory Snake fly
03-05-2008, 06:22 AM
Just curious as to how many of you saltwater fishermen tie and use the Tabory Snake fly.I personally love that fly.I tie it in all black with a shlappen tail.Absolute killer on stripers,especially at dawn and dusk,just sub-surface.
03-05-2008, 08:43 AM
I have never tied a Snake Fly, but I would like to. There is a great step-by-step pattern on reel-time. Check it out here...
Personally, I like Joe Calcavecchia's version better (my favorite is the Olive pattern below). I was pestering him this weekend at the FF show in Pelham, trying to get him to spin one up, but he wasn't tying that fly that day.
I will have to give it a shot one of these days....
03-05-2008, 08:56 AM
Very nice.They should slay'em.Real good eel imitation tied that way.
03-05-2008, 09:25 AM
I have tied them in black, white, and yellow, all different sizes. They are a great fly. Yellow works well in stained water.
03-05-2008, 06:15 PM
I like small ones tight to cover and sight casting in low light.
Those other flies are similar to a fly we used to call a striper dragon. It can make a killer squid pattern in white or brown. Infact I need to spin up a few for this summer.
FYI, if you are interested, we are having Joe C. do some tying at our next club meeting, which is March 11 in Haverhill, MA. I don't want to sound like a commercial, but it doesn't cost anything and there will be lots of other good stuff going on, get details at neflyrodders.org
03-06-2008, 09:44 AM
Please contact Sean about getting a access to the organizational area so you can post meeting details of NEF. Or PM me them and I will put them in there. That is what that area is for and we would love to have more groups posting there.
PS. I Use Joe's version in Black and it is great on Jopa at night, pushes lots of water.
03-07-2008, 09:27 AM
Is there a significant difference in fly action between the two?
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