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#1 denduke

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:26 PM

Tried some. Kinda stiff, oh well....
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:04 AM

That looks like the same stuff I used from Dollar Tree.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

I've picked up similar stuff at the craft store.   They had chartreuse and pearl.  My only problem with it was I couldn't shape it like I can with the fly fishing related tubing.  I 


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#4 denduke

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:06 PM

Got the flex cord light 3/8" from DD so made some bigger ones. Lots softer but still tricky getting the sheet foam in to increase buoyancy so they suspend.
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Oops had wrong pic copied. I'm obsessed with finding BigDaddyO in the daytime. Frustrating.
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 12:39 PM

Nice. I posted this one up in the January flies.  In this case I wrapped the foam around the hook and the mesh is sealed with sili skin and a light coat of UV resin.

 

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One way to build the foam body up is to tie strips of foam to the hook shank.  Or you can use a body similar to a crease fly since it will be under the tubing you can trim it to shape so you don't have that squared off look you get with the Crease fly. 

Another thing I do is to use a bit of super glue on the bottom.  I'll either squeeze it with flat pliers or use a metal paper clamp to narrow the "belly" to give the body a tapered shape.  I guess it also acts as a keel and keeps the fly floating horizontal.  I also do the same thing with the foam on my Crease flies.  Just use a thin super glue and clamp it and the glue is absorbed in the foam.  I think you can see the taper on this one.

 

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:09 PM

Got the flex cord light 3/8" from DD so made some bigger ones. Lots softer but still tricky getting the sheet foam in to increase buoyancy so they suspend.

Oops had wrong pic copied. I'm obsessed with finding BigDaddyO in the daytime. Frustrating.



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Real nice stuff on this post denduke, and from December which I somehow missed. 
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#7 denduke

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:56 PM

Hit DollarTree for some flex coil stuff and some plastic stickers maybe for eyes....
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#8 denduke

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 04:48 PM

Few more flex cords. Last one stuck the yellow up in the blue.
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