Thank you very much gentlemen. Great advice! Indeed I haven't fished them yet, so Piker, you are right. I'll give them a try. Once again, all wonderful information. I'll keep working on it this weekend, thanks a million. Cheers, PS. I understand better the "half and half again", and I agree. I guess I was too worried on making too many thread wraps and that shouldn't be my biggest concern.
Hi all, My name is Luis. I've been fly fishing for a couple of years and last month got as a birthday gift a new fly tying vise and here I am. Great forum by the way, incredible useful and helpful. I am using Charlie Craven's book which is excellent (and if you donwload the flybench app it is even more helpful. Somone should make a pack and sell it) Having said this I think I have got a problem... I have become obsessed with the idea that us begginers trend to "overdub" big time. The thing is that I think that because of that all my flies look a bit skinny. So here is the question... Please take a look at my flies. What do you think? Do they have the right proportions? any tricks for the correct dubbing proportion? (I don't buy the "take half and then half again" ;-) ) Thanks a lot, Luis