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suskiefisher

Rusty RAT

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There you go! You can go on to lesson two!!!!

 

Go back and compare this fly to the first one you tied. There are one or two very small bobles in this one but it is so close to perfect that just by concentrating whenever you do floss now, you will be able to correct it with relative ease. So, this lesson gave you floss, ribs and proportions. When you get to the streamer. you will have to deal with a lot of floss and a lot of ribs. By then, you will have those two things nailed down.

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Well Done !!! An excellent Rat with very noticeable and commendable progress

 

dg

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i garuntee you that if i went and tried to tie a rusty rat, it wouldn't look as nice as that little ol one!!! To lesson 2

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Hi suskiefisher,

 

If you don't mind here is a couple of comments:

 

- The tail should have more swords to look full;

- Your third turn of tinsel should be over the veiling. The pattern ask for half body with floss and the other half with herl;

- I would like to see more hair in the wing.

- The real Rusty Rat ask for a double veiling....but it is a little bit more difficult to tie!

 

The hackle, the tag and the head look nice.

 

Keep up the good work.

 

Jacques

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