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Posted 20 May 2004 - 03:44 PM

Hi everyone i have been doing a bit of saltwater fly fishing and have noticed slight tugs and weight on the fly, on several occassions have landed a few calamari on clouser pattern flies, just wondering if anyone else has a "squid" fly or know if anyone sell or makes them. also noticed when squid are really finicky on jigs i seem to get strikes on fly. thanks for a great forum!!!!!!!
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 04:40 PM

Well done! Never tried it, but I think you'd need to tie your fly around 3 or 4 (or more) hooks 'bundled' together, does this make sense? This would give you a better hook up rate than a single hook.
Flies for squid is an interesting question, and I like your point about finicky squid going for flies over jigs, flies would certainly allow a more delicate presentation.
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:31 PM

I have had squid grab onto flies but never caught any on fly so far. its a bit hard to hook them on a single hook.

i actually made a squid fly using about 10 barbless hooks glued in a circle with some epoxy. not easy to tie a fly with so many hooks! in hind sight it would have been easier to just slide something onto the hooks (e.g. some cyclinder of plastic or foam for example) to form the body rather than trying to wind on fur and feather with thread. i lost this fly i think so never caught anything on it. make sure you don't make the fly too heavy otherwise will be a nightmare to cast! actually, with that in mind, expoxy glue was a poor choice because the fly became too heavy.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 02:08 AM

Did someone say fly fishing for squid????

Probably need a squid-fly for that!!!!!!

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 08:38 AM

looks good jon,

did you make this squid fly? is it very heavy?

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:27 AM

Very interesting concept - fly fishing for squid - i assume it would have to be a fly that drops below the surface.........nice looking fly jon - might have to pass this on to a few fly fishers that i know!!
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:17 PM

thanks for everyones responses! the squid fly looks sensational!!!! how do i get some and how much?? what weight fly rod would i need to cast it?
i do not own a credit card... so how else can i pay???
more info on the fly would be great thanks again everyone. :lol
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 02:44 PM

Yes, I had come up with that design a couple of months ago. The original design however was not intended for fly fishing, although after I finished it, I was REALLY thinking how they could really kick off into a different direction. There is quite a fly fishing community out there!!!! Generally the squid in our area run a bit deeper, so the fly fishing here would only work for some of the ones that run up on the surface from time-to-time. I'm sure you're familiar with Sabiki Jigs, the original concept was a Squid Fishing Sabiki Jig, see the photo below.

The design was to have the jigs in a horizontal position off of the main line, which would be typical of a baitfish. The jigs weigh very little, so would sink quite slowly. Probably typical weight to a saltwater streamer fly, so not very heavy, I do not imagine needing a very heavy rod. First photo fly is about 2", other one about 3".

In Australia from what I have been reading, most of the fishing is in shallow water, maybe 6' deep???? Picture using a floating flyline, with a 6' leader section, and slow sinking "squid-fly". The design would actually accept and hold any scents that you might want to add too.

I've only made a few of these as prototypes right now, but I've been kicking it around.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 02:53 PM

If you're interested in buying some, I'll work up a price. Only have the proto-types right now. I will work on making up a batch of these in the next couple of week, as I have been out of the smaller size hooks that I made these up with, getting some in next week.

If there is enough fly-fishers out there, it could actually be a BLAST hooking up on squid with a fly-rod.

As far as payment, I'm flexible, check, money order, Paypal.

Give me some input on sizes, weight, and colors???? I assume daytime fishing, so a luminous fly is not important???

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 01:50 PM

Hi jon, we usually fish under the jetty lights and we visually seach for squids before casting to them, a fly with a fair bit of vibration would work something like a whistler fly or even a shirmp pattern fly i have a few ideas just not good with my hands

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:47 PM

I'll make you a DEAL!!!!! Give me a few ideas on what you think you would like to try, what you think they should look like, about how heavy, how long, etc. I will make up a handfull and I'll let you have them for FREE!!! you just pay the shipping??

I think this could be an interesting concept.

So if you're talking night fishing, a luminous squid-fly might work better??

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Posted 23 May 2004 - 11:21 AM

you dont have to do that, i always like to help. the fly should range from 5omm to 120mm i believe it should be made like a tube fly that way if you wanted to change the fly size or colour its a matter of slipping it of and replacing it with another, lumimation wouldnt hurt. Using a tube to build from you could wrap the tube with fish skin maybe and build it like a whistler fly from there. you could make two types of flies "seacher" style fly with lots of vibrations to pull squid in to look for source of disturbance and "tempter" style fly where you can sight fish the squid and would requireless vibration. ill try and bo some drawings for you but im no artist
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Posted 24 May 2004 - 09:29 AM

Have a guy on another site, and he said he has quite regularly had squid follow his flies up, but only ever hooked and landed one.......so its probably worth following up!!
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Posted 17 July 2004 - 03:51 PM

Hi Guys and Girls, just had the time of my life trying to snare some squid on fly. I was using a popper made out of deerhair. The dam thing kept on disappearing and with a bit of a tug it was surfacing again.

My Idea for a squid fly!!!!

Tie a popper type fly on tube, tie on a treble hook with the barbs flattened. That give you three times the advantage of single hook you've got to give them a bit of a chance.

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 10:11 AM

hi peter, i think it would still be hard to hook them with a treble hook. i think about 8-10 barbs/prongs would be ideal for a squid fly.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:50 PM

I've been meaning to get a few of these made up to try out...... been SOOOO swamped lately, which is also a good thing.....
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