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Newbies first brassies
Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:48 PM
1. After watching tons of tying videos with the wonderful zoom features on new cameras, these things are MUCH smaller than they look on film.
2. First time using UTC 70denier thread, definitely acts different than UNI 8/0 but wasn't hard to manage
3. Not sure I like Rite bobbin holders, love the smoothness, but gripping is downright weird
4. Peacock hurl is fragile, learned I can't wrap it like wire.
5. Trying to put small beads on small hooks, you guys know what I mean there.
6. Using standard jaws in my PEAK rotary vise, I'm thinking midge jaws may be helpful on these hooks.
Comments and suggestions welcome. First one tied on top, last one on bottom
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 10:26 PM
I don't tie anything that small, so I can only guess at what it's like. Like eating couscous one piece at a time with a fork.
They look good to me!
Barbed hooks rule!
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 12:22 AM
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 06:16 AM
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 07:19 AM
if the intent is to have gaps in the wire body, then disregard the following tip
to achieve a body without gaps, angle the wire slightly back to the bend while wrapping forward in touching turns
after inserting a bead onto a hook, i always insert the wire inside of it as shown below. the wire will be covered by the bead and is something that doesnt need to be done but after years of doing it that way its now a habit. plus it provides a nice smooth underbody
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 10:57 AM
thanks for the tips, yes the bottom one was the last one tied. and the gaps in the wire were not intended, i didn't even notice them until i took the picture, to my naked eye they appeared tighter together than the picture revealed, ill try a few more and post results
Posted 03 November 2016 - 04:57 PM
They look great for first try flies.They will definitely catch fish.
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 06:38 PM
Posted 03 November 2016 - 09:42 PM
First fly on top, last on bottom
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Last fly in vise
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4 from last night are closest to you in pic, 4 from tonight are furthest away, first fly on left, last on right
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Posted 04 November 2016 - 04:51 AM
i am gonna assume you are watching this video
1. watch how he starts the first wrap of wire around the bend of the hook. he begins the wrap perpendicular to the hook shank and keeps wrapping that way towards the eye of the hook
2. in your photo #2 above, you had trouble with wrapping a peacock herl thorax. try using black dubbing instead
3. if you still want to use peacock herl, reinforce it by wrapping it around your hanging tying thread to create a peacock herl chenille. then wrap the thorax
4. tie them on a straight hook. thats how they were tied originally. here is how i really tie brassies
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