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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:29 PM
Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:26 PM
Used real large rubber bands on these 7/0 poppers. Work/roll the curve of them for orientation for the legs
Posted 19 October 2018 - 03:59 PM
Those curved bands would make great pincers for craw fish flies.
Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:50 PM
Main problem I've found with real rubber bands ... they deteriorate much faster than synthetic materials. Not a problem if your using your flies within a week or two of tying them. I used rubber band material for a batch of foam bodied poppers. The ones that sat in the box for more than a couple of weeks were done. The legs broke off as soon as I touched them. Resewed synthetic material through the bodies and those are still good several months later.
Those sure look good on those big poppers, though !!!
Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:10 PM
Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:35 PM