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Just got a new Orvis catalog today. They got a new fly called " the Montauk Monster". Looks like it is all ostrich plume, with a spun deer head. Actually it looks like it is way too full and would tangle a lot. Anybody see it?
 

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Just looked at it online too. Dang thats o lot o ostrich. Like a snake fly on steroids. Interesting but the last week I have been tying a series of big spun head warmwater flies. I havent give them a name but its something like flat wing, deciever, bull head, mouse-like muddler monster. Big but not as full as that beast. Will post some images.
 

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Just looked at it online too. Dang thats o lot o ostrich. Like a snake fly on steroids. Interesting but the last week I have been tying a series of big spun head warmwater flies. I havent give them a name but its something like flat wing, deciever, bull head, mouse-like muddler monster. Big but not as full as that beast. Will post some images.
Always like to see your stuff John:thumbsup:

You need to see the Chart. one in the catalog. It looks 2X as big as the online model
 

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jeezus that thing is a beast... looks like a whole chicken...
Why is it that Southerners always equate everything to a chicken? It's a relationship almost like the American Plains Indian and the buffalo. :fighting::D:confused::huh:
 

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I just checked out the fly. I know when using ostrich plumes I have had to use a lot more than I thought when tying flies with it. When they are wet they stick together and almost look nothing, but breathe real nice. I would not be afraid of a super big fly.

We have had Mark Sedotti at our club casting some huge flies. The key seems to all be in a balanced fly. You should be able to throw it like a dart.

It looks like a good fly to me.
 

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I just checked out the fly. I know when using ostrich plumes I have had to use a lot more than I thought when tying flies with it. When they are wet they stick together and almost look nothing, but breathe real nice. I would not be afraid of a super big fly.

We have had Mark Sedotti at our club casting some huge flies. The key seems to all be in a balanced fly. You should be able to throw it like a dart.

It looks like a good fly to me.
I hear what you are saying Ray. I just wish you could see the one in the catalog. I have a real nice assassin right beside me ( tied by:bow:), and it does not have 20% of the plumage of this Orvis Fly. It is strikingly big. I bet you could tie half a dozen assassins from the one in the catalog.
 

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I love the assassins that I have and they look more like a darting bait, which is what I like.

I would say that Montauk Monster is just that. I like the dark color and it looks like it would push a lot of water with the spun deer hair head. It has to look like a bunker,sea bass or taug profile at night. I think a big bass would eat it up cast on a sinking line.

Not ready to buy one though.
 

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Picked up two new flies at the end of last season tied by a west coast guy. Both are offered now by Umpqua. If you are a BIG fly guy then these are what you want! Both of these flies are about 10 inches long on the ruler and fat. The Pole dancer walks the dog Just like a Zara Spook. The Airhead walks under surface like a needlefish and pushes a ton of wake. I have always had a preference for really big flies which almost nobody really ties. Finally found my guy!

Pole Dancer 5/0

Airhead 5/0


 

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Charlie Bisharat is the name of the west coast guy that makes these flies...
Whoops....Thanks Tommy...Give me a buzz if you want to talk about Onslow Bay as well. I was there over the weekend and spent three days with Brad Knight.

Yep, Chaz Bisharat is the man behind the vise on these flies...
 

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Those things are bigger than the stripers here!:D Sadly, the bait I see keeps getting smaller.:huh: Chogies are getting them:eek:
If the bait keeps going away, all that will be lft will be choggies.

Greenie, how is the work release program working out?
 
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