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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:25 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Tying is a sickness. I saw a picture today at work and the first thing I thought was "That would be a cool streamer". So I did a little prototyping (goofing off) when I got home.

The fly:
Size 2 Hook
Foam body
Mylar cord sheath

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The inspiration:
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Thoughts:
Too much tail.
Mylar is more transparent than I guessed. I should have been more mindful of the thread wrap pattern.
I'm going to fish it and see what happens.
(Just so the original doesn’t get lost, and yes, it’s a sickness - a kind of divine madness.)
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:46 am

JimVH wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Tying is a sickness. I saw a picture today at work and the first thing I thought was "That would be a cool streamer". . .
Idenit? I have dozens (OK hundreds) of flies I tied just because I saw some sexy new pattern on the internet. I don't how geezers like Steve got by in the old days when the best they had were a few books with only a few dozen tried and true patterns.
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Mylar is more transparent than I guessed. I should have been more mindful of the thread wrap pattern.
You can use that translucency to your advantage. Blood and guts of real minnows sometimes show through so you can use black/gray and red thread to create a very realistic fly. Not that the fish care all that much, but it's fun to try different things. It's also helpful to dunk your first fly in a glass of water to see what it looks like wet. Shrimp or scud patterns with light colored dubbing look cool with gray, red, or orange thread showing through as 'veins'.
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The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:56 am

Wow. Agreed that your tail is too long, but you’ve captured the essence of the rooster’s stance wonderfully. Nice.


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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 am

Came across this filing cabinet amongst a host of things at the Ranch that we have no use for and was told I could have it. Looks like it was used for organizing 35mm slides. I’m putting it to good use for hooks, yarn, thread, beads... you get the idea.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:58 am

Gabriel wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 am
Came across this filing cabinet amongst a host of things at the Ranch that we have no use for and was told I could have it. Looks like it was used for organizing 35mm slides. I’m putting it to good use for hooks, yarn, thread, beads... you get the idea.

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Man, that is fantastic!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by JimVH » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 am

durangopipe wrote:
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Man, that is fantastic!
I'll say. Rita has been begging me to find something to get my stuff better organized.

Great find, Gabe.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Somehow David McPhail makes it look so much easier... first attempt.

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Yes, it’s monstrous.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:16 am

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:58 am
Gabriel wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 am
Came across this filing cabinet amongst a host of things at the Ranch that we have no use for and was told I could have it. Looks like it was used for organizing 35mm slides. I’m putting it to good use for hooks, yarn, thread, beads... you get the idea.

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Man, that is fantastic!
That is what that was built for...the manufacturer just didn't know it. Congrats on a great find
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:28 pm

Mrs Gabriel and little ms gabriel were at Michael’s getting some yarning supplies and found me some guinea feathers :)

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:33 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Mrs Gabriel and little ms gabriel were at Michael’s getting some yarning supplies and found me some guinea feathers :)

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Love me some guinea fowl feathers!
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