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Joined: 10/22/2001
Posts: 148
Location: Island Park
 posted 03/24/2003 08:48 AM  

I want to tie up some fluke teasers. What hook do you suggest?

Joined: 01/04/2001
Posts: 405
 posted 03/24/2003 03:44 PM  

Do you want to tie fluke rigs or make teasers? Either way, I would recommend a good tackle shop that supplies fly tying equipment for freshwater fly fisherman. They always seem to carry the most variety. Several of the catalog companies also carry supplys to tie your own. I prefer when fluking the prism mylar teaser material as I find that often outproduces all other teasers, especially the colors green and pink.

Joined: 01/04/2001
Posts: 405
 posted 03/24/2003 03:46 PM  

Oh yeah, come deer season, see if you can get some deer tails from a hunter. I usually keep mine as they are a good source for material for bucktails, (hence the name??)

Joined: 10/22/2001
Posts: 148
Location: Island Park
 posted 03/24/2003 04:04 PM  

What hook would you tie your bucktail to?
Fishing Friend

Joined: 02/04/2002
Posts: 2308
 posted 03/24/2003 07:54 PM  

Seek out Leprachun, he seems to be the authority on the silver bullet/ teaser thing here. I think mylar or crystal flash in pink for crab imitation and blue for spearing or something like that.

Joined: 09/09/2000
Posts: 441
Location: Blue Point NY
 posted 03/24/2003 09:23 PM  

Teaser Hooks

I recommend using either a Mustad 3407 hook in about a 4/0 or try a Gamakatsu Octopus 3/0 will do fine too. I have used both and they work great. Check out you local tackle shop, they should have them.

Makomagic JR

(This post edited by Makomagic on 03/24/2003)

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Joined: 04/10/2002
Posts: 1549
Location: Holbrook, NY
 posted 03/24/2003 11:36 PM  

I would recommend using a 4/0 Gamakatsu Octopus hook with a turned up eye.

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Joined: 12/16/2001
Posts: 9681
Location: Staten Island
 posted 03/24/2003 11:50 PM  

I tie mine on Eagle Claw 254 & Mustad 34007, sizes 1/0 through 4/0 - most common 2/0 & 3/0 though. They are well priced and fairly sharp, easily sharpened. The Gammie's are nice, but quite expensive - if you have the $$$ the are the best bet.

I tie as many colors as possible, so finding a 100 pack of Gammie's is near impossible, and when I once did it was about $30. 25 packs are around $8 or $9, but for that I can get 100 of the cheaper hooks, which in my mind work just as well for Fluke (especially the small ones I specialize in catching) I also find too much flash catching the most Sea Robins (Bay) - so if you are bored and start a Sea Robin pool - I expect a cut.

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Joined: 08/11/2000
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Location: Wantagh/Seaford, N.Y.
 posted 03/25/2003 12:42 AM  

O.K. iningolob - I did the search for you -

Click on each of these:

Silver Bullets

Fluke Tactics

Good Stuff o Last Season's Flukin'

I think there's more here

Fluke rigs w/Bullets

Silver Bullets & Rigs

Not alot on teasers, but a cool read anyways - 2 pages

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Joined: 02/01/2003
Posts: 81
 posted 03/25/2003 08:35 AM  

Fluke Teasers

I tie all my teasers with Gama hooks. If you can go the extra distance those hooks do not miss. My teasers go from a 3/0 Octopus to a 7/0 for the big bad boys. I prefer a larger hook which leaves more hook after you have completed the head of the teaser for the fish to strike. Remember those fluke have a very large mouth. I also tie with a Gama saltwater fly hook that has a longer,straight shaft rather than the offset you find on the Octopus. All flash, bucktail-flash combo,epoxy head and large eyes that is the ticket for me. They will all catch fish . Remember you have to match the hatch so you should tie a variety of colors .

Joined: 10/22/2001
Posts: 148
Location: Island Park
 posted 03/25/2003 08:48 AM  


Wow, what a response! OK thanks for all the info. Will start tying this weekend.

Joined: 05/29/2003
Posts: 152
Location: Wrightsville,Pa....On The Susquehanna River
 posted 05/14/2004 03:39 PM  

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