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#1 eborraga

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 10:00 PM

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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#2 flytire

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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


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#3 Poopdeck

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 07:59 AM

1st one colors are reversed and way over dressed. Also not a fan of maribuo on clousers. Some are a tad long for my liking. The last picture, right side, middle fly looks great. For perfect eyes use the back end of drill bits to dab on perfect circles. Use a smaller diameter for pupils. I would fish them all though without a care or concern on how they looked.

#4 Flicted

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 08:34 AM

Great work.  Keep it up.  And yes, those flies will fish.



#5 Philly

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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.


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#6 tjm

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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

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#7 DarrellP

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:39 AM

I watched Clouser tie a couple weeks ago at an expo. There are a lot of subtle things he does. He leaves his flash about 1/4 to 1/2 inch past the wings. Your flies will fish. I recommend his videos. He has thought out a bunch of little things that are not easily picked up. Every step is thought out.
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#8 flytire

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:34 AM


The fish care less than we do!


#9 feathers5

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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.