Ron's Cat Whisker variants

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Ron's Cat Whisker variants

Post by bassackwards » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:16 am

Hey Ron,

It seems like you tie several different flies that are variations on a theme. There's the Cat Whisker, North Fork Whistler, and one with pectoral fins without a wing. Knowing you, there's a good reason why you have developed each variant.

Would you mind explaining the reason for each one? Why does the North Fork Whistler have the wing on top of the shank instead of covering the hook? Why do you wrap the eyes with chenille in one pattern and leave them exposed in the other?

Thanks!

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Post by bassackwards » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:26 am

Ron?

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Post by Ron Mc » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:46 am

the north fork whistler has the wing on Bottom.
it's a better sculpin or shad pattern, while the cats whisker is a better cyprinid minnow pattern.
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Post by bassackwards » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:20 pm

Thanks for the explanation. I saw the wing tied on top at this site: http://www.warmfly.com/index.php?option ... opic=278.0

I tie a sort of a gray Gotcha variation of this without the tail for white bass.

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Post by Ron Mc » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:36 pm

that is still on bottom - those flies are tied to keel hook up.

the cat's whisker has the wing on top.

in the whistler and the cat's whisker, the bead-chain eyes go on at the exact opposite ends of the tying sequence.
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