Pulled the overnight shift last night and took some time during break to tie up some "AMC"'s. Below is just some of the materials used to tie these up. I made a stop at the arts and crafts store and found the foam for the shell in gray, which helps me eliminate having to use a gray marker and color the shell. I tied up four, but don't like as much as the original batch. On these I made the foam shell to small and tight. I guess there's a process of tying 1000 flies on a new pattern before you get it right.
After clocking out I ran to the beach getting there about 730. No one walking on the beach, people, and no one swimming in the water, fish. I threw it all at them Banger's, Jiggy's, AMC's, Clouser's, and not a touch. Not only did I switch flies a bunch, but also lines, going from the sinking to intermediate, back to sinking. If you have a lid on, throw it down and put your reel in it when you change lines, it keeps the sand from getting in and grinding your reel. Worked a ebb flood trough for blocks upon blocks and couldn't see or feel a fish, at least not one big enough to eat another.