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Post 24 Apr 2022, 20:10 • #1 
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Oh hey, have you heard of this new fly called a Cat’s Whisker? I didn’t have the right hooks. Now, it has a nose like Gonzo from the muppets.



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Post 24 Apr 2022, 20:25 • #2 
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Dang nice lookin fly , for all that plays in 6ft of water …. Or less ?


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Post 25 Apr 2022, 05:40 • #3 
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it don't skin my teeth none.

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here's how they always look best

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Post 25 Apr 2022, 05:43 • #4 
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Boy, does that look familiar, except for the Gonzo nose. I'm sure Bulldog will forgive you, but we'll see. Likely the best all-around fly in the south-central Texas waters. Oops!--looks like he did forgive you--posted his comment as I was posting mine.


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Post 26 Apr 2022, 18:01 • #5 
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Mr. Whiskers did not seem to mind the funny hook. He grabbed it as soon as it hit the water.


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Post 27 Apr 2022, 07:21 • #6 
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A strange June day chasing Guadalupe bass down from Hunt Crossing and up from the confluence.
Catfish and a surprise rainbow (this is 110 mi upstream from the tailwater).

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People ask what fly are you fishing


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Post 28 Apr 2022, 16:10 • #7 
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bassackwards wrote:
Oh hey, have you heard of this new fly called a Cat’s Whisker? I didn’t have the right hooks. Now, it has a nose like Gonzo from the muppets.



Handsome fly! I wonder how it would look and ride if the bead chain eyes were tied up the vertical jig hook "bend".
I don't own any jig-type hooks for fly tying... hmmm..........


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Post 28 Apr 2022, 19:04 • #8 
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Bulldog is the expert on this fly. I like to tie the eyes on top of the wing wraps. This locks them down a lot better than figure 8s around the hook with just a thread base.

I was worried the jig hook would be too big, but I caught a bunch of sunfish and small bass without any problems. I didn’t miss any fish that bit it.


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Post 29 Apr 2022, 07:30 • #9 
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Arctic fox is the secret there - it gets caught in fish teeth - it's fish velcro.

and yes, all percoids have teeth - they're on the tip of their tongues.



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