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    Default Pole Dancer....

    Flyfisher70,.... Your copy of the Pole Dancer looks good so far. You mentioned that your copy was heavier than the original. I would say that's because you chose to use a soft foam popper head. How about using a hard foam head. It should be just as easy too Dremel out the hard foam as the one you're using and will result in a lighter popper....

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    Hey guys,
    I decided to tie up some of Charlie Bisharat's Pole Dancer flies with some tweaks. The only thing these have in common with Charlie's wonderful fly is just the looks. I use completely different materials and also a larger saltwater hook. My flies are intended for use on big, mean saltwater fish and so I tied them very heavy duty.*I believe the tan version might be the magic ticket for fooling the Roosters and that the gray and olive will work great on the Dorado. I also tied up a larger Dorado-colored fly about 6 inches long for tossing to Sailfish.

    Carl Blackledge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Blackledge View Post
    Hey guys,
    I decided to tie up some of Charlie Bisharat's Pole Dancer flies with some tweaks. The only thing these have in common with Charlie's wonderful fly is just the looks. I use completely different materials and also a larger saltwater hook. My flies are intended for use on big, mean saltwater fish and so I tied them very heavy duty.*I believe the tan version might be the magic ticket for fooling the Roosters and that the gray and olive will work great on the Dorado. I also tied up a larger Dorado-colored fly about 6 inches long for tossing to Sailfish.

    Carl Blackledge
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    I believe the original ones are 6-8” long. The smaller version they sell is around 3-5”

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    Hey Guys,

    Here are a few pictures of the Belly Dancer fly tied up on a plastic tube. The reason for tying it on a tube is to adjust the wiggle factor with differing lengths of the plastic tube as well as the rubber tube that connects to the hook. Making the rubber tube longer or shorter allows you to use hooks of different weights that will change how the fly sits in the water (its angle). I plan to use these in Mexico and* my hope is that the guides will be able to just grab the fly and pull it out of harm's way and then take their pliers and remove the hook, leaving the fly unharmed. If this fly works half as good as the tube crease fly, I'll be a happy camper.

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    Default Bisharat's Pole Dancer

    I've been wondering what the sudden interest in tying the Pole Dancer was (other than the price) and found out this morning that commercial production of the Pole Dancer was discontinued. Result: the large version/size f this fly is now being sold for $30.00. There's been an increase in all sizes of remaining inventory, as well. Oh well....
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