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#16 Li'lDave

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 07:39 PM

Yeah mate.  Was actually out with one of my white models with a bunny tail yesterday.  It essentially suspends which is awesome, and rides hook point down.  Got a little GT with it and missed out on a couple of little queenfish, and had some interest shown by a couple of other critters as well.

 

The technique I tried with this was actually spinning the hair into a brush and then applying.  I have found that wax on the thread and that thinner diameters work best (for me).

 

I have been watching some youtube vids, and the next thing I want to try is the more traditional 'stacking' like a few others on here seem to be exceptionally good at.


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#17 josephcsylvia

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:08 PM

I was out with a white model with a bunny tail too yesterday. Was fun till I had to drop her back off at Hugh Hefner's house! ;) lol

#18 Adam Saarinen

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 04:03 AM

Attached File  IMG_20161010_113356.JPG   41.15KB   0 downloadsAttached File  IMG_20161010_113424.JPG   39.85KB   1 downloads I bought this tool by Stonfo Dave, not to keen on holding just the razor after a lot of beers! Finally found the razors in a shop here, a long way from cheap 7.95 euros for 5 Gillette Platinum razors! I'm no expert, but think these bass bugs are a lot of fun! What i do know is only buy belly hair & comb all the fluff out, if your buying hair in a shop? Check it well, depending when it was killed it will have a lot of fluff or not much, should make a chrunchy noise with not much fluff! Most belly hair here seems very short or has a horrible bend, maybe all the short stuff is sent here thinking we only make salmon bombers? Pack the hair good too! I made my own packer, it's in the lodge!

#19 Li'lDave

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 06:04 AM

Thanks mate.

Have a couple of nice patches of belly hair and a couple of good local suppliers which is awesome.

Just as well I'm not much of a drinker.


Had some news today that put a dampener on tying tonight so we'll see how we go tomorrow.

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#20 mikechell

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 07:20 AM

I was out with a white model with a bunny tail too yesterday. Was fun till I had to drop her back off at Hugh Hefner's house! wink.png lol

Oooohhh !!!

If we meet, and your wife is along with you ... is this something I shouldn't mention ??? 


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#21 josephcsylvia

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 09:01 AM


I was out with a white model with a bunny tail too yesterday. Was fun till I had to drop her back off at Hugh Hefner's house! wink.png lol

Oooohhh !!!

If we meet, and your wife is along with you ... is this something I shouldn't mention ??? 
nah its a reoccurring dream, she knows all about it lol

#22 mikechell

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 07:21 PM

LOL


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#23 Chia

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 05:35 PM

I have tied for a while. But I have never messed with deer hair much. Is there a "starter" warm water pattern?

#24 mikechell

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:54 PM

Dahlberg Diver or the basic Deer Hair Popper.


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#25 vicente

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 10:04 PM

Poppers are pretty easy as long as you aren't worried about the front coming out completely flat.

#26 Bimini15

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 10:37 PM

I would start with a muddler. Smaller head, less deer hair work and you can still save the fly if you mess the trimming.
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#27 Dave G.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 03:43 AM

I would start with a muddler. Smaller head, less deer hair work and you can still save the fly if you mess the trimming.

Oh you must be talking about like I did last year, started out tying a popper and ended up with a diver LOL ! It swims nice though.


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#28 Poopdeck

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:21 AM

Jump in its not that difficult. Takes more time than your average fly but no more difficult.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:50 PM

I would start with a muddler. Smaller head, less deer hair work and you can still save the fly if you mess the trimming.

Oh you must be talking about like I did last year, started out tying a popper and ended up with a diver LOL ! It swims nice though.

You got it! ;)
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