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    You may recall a recent F&S article extolling the virtues of a wormlike toy. The one with a price of monofilament tied to the front. In the article J. C. mentioned that Orvis was going to release a similar product made specifically for fly tying. Well, I was at my local fly shop the other day, when I noticed a pack of Mangum’s Dragon Tails. Of course I had to buy some, to see what I could spin up. I tied a couple of simple flys, but after reading J. C’s description of their movement, I had to try it for my self. Since I have no fishing trips planned in the near future, I had to use my kitchen sink.

    Let’s see if I can get a video posted.
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    Let’s see if this works.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Henry View Post
      Let’s see if this works.
      It would probably work better with more space.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Henry View Post
        Let’s see if this works.
        Looks good enough to eat:-))

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Henry View Post
          Let’s see if this works.
          Nice subtle action

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Henry View Post
            Let’s see if this works.
            Best action i've seen.

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            • #7
              A lot say putting a tail on your fly will make it swim not right and look funny looking. If tied right don't think that's true. Yours look like it swims fine maybe cause you don't have a big body on it. Most who use these tails are tied into Muskie flies. There are other tails out for those big flies. Make the body and hook bigger and I'm sure it get those toothy fish.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Henry View Post
                You may recall a recent F&S article extolling the virtues of a wormlike toy. The one with a price of monofilament tied to the front. In the article J. C. mentioned that Orvis was going to release a similar product made specifically for fly tying. Well, I was at my local fly shop the other day, when I noticed a pack of Mangum’s Dragon Tails. Of course I had to buy some, to see what I could spin up. I tied a couple of simple flys, but after reading J. C’s description of their movement, I had to try it for my self. Since I have no fishing trips planned in the near future, I had to use my kitchen sink.

                Let’s see if I can get a video posted.
                Curious to see how these tails worked out for you. Catch any fish on them. Thinking of getting a pack for myself to try this year.

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                • #9
                  I did try them in a pond (bass, etc.), and the biggest drawback was that they cast like a wet sock. That being said, a smaller tail would probably be easier to cast. I haven’t caught anything on them yet, because they are quite large, and would be better suited for pike or stripers, which I have not had a chance to fish for lately. I definitely belive, however, that if I had smaller sizes they would catch a ton of bass.

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                  • #10
                    I hear some catch bass on them. Didn’t look into it but guessing maybe different sizes. I’m tying them up for Muskie so the bigger the better for me. I also heard them called the wet sock. Lol.

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                    • #11
                      Looks good, Henry. Thanks for sharing and keep us posted when you've had a chance to use them more.

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