So I tried to take the advice of a few from the previous thread. Here is tonight's effort's. Critique away
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Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:07 AM
the first fly has the colors reversed. colors should be like all of the others
otherwise go out and fish them
We do it all the time! Get over it!
Posted 26 October 2018 - 07:59 AM
Posted 26 October 2018 - 08:34 AM
Great work. Keep it up. And yes, those flies will fish.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:21 PM
Much better. Still need to shorten the wraps on the bottom(white) hair. The shorter wraps add to the movement of the fly. They'll catch fish.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:53 PM
When I look at Clouser's video, I was struck by the fact that the shank from dumbbells to bend is almost naked bare, And as Chugbug mentioned the head is only wrapped about half way from the hook eye to the dumbbell-this lets the hair angle up over the dumbbell in what looks more natural profile and also uses less thread and time on the head. This picture from feather-craft.com doesn't show the almost bare shank but does show a nice head-the contrast between the red hair and white thread shows how little head is wrapped. It also seems that Clouser uses a shorter hook, that may be just how far back he/you ties the white material down, but his appear freer between the dumbbell and the flare. I have caught fish on worse looking flies, so ma sure those will work. g'luck
Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:39 AM
Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:40 PM
Keep tying and you'll get better and better. But, remember, even the worse tied flies will catch fish. I don't mean they're terrible. Imperfect flies will catch fish, too. Fish 'em and you'll see for yourself.