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#1 Timmy Ties Flys

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

Hey it Timmy again be sure to check out my Instagram page @timsflyfishing_pa I am posting today due to weeks of problems with the one and only prince nymph I got the hardest part down (tying in the biots) but i strugle to find a hackle witht the correct length and stiffness to accomidate the pricne nymphs legs. I have tried Indian hen back grab bag hackle and even something is given to me by another fly tyer Mr James Shawley. Still, the fibres where to long 1 and a half the length they should be, im tying these on size 14 standard Daiichi hook. I haven't tried the hackles from underneath a brown hackle cape would these work be I just not looking for the right size? The one cape I was given is good stiffness but too long and the other one I have is good length but stands straight up. I tie it back but I still feel like it should be loose and wavey. Please help me out. If anyone has any extra hackles or materials im a new fly just started and am not asking for handouts just keeping an eye out for someone who might want to help as you all know to be 17 and a fly tyer is difficult when money is tight. I am working on getting a summer job at a fly shop though. Thank you and anyone who might have materials... anything hackle dubbings chennile hooks fur please email me @[email protected] or message me on here. Or if you know anyone with tons of materials im looking anywhere I can.

 

 

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#2 flytire

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:21 PM

use the feathers from the hen back on the right

 

splay out the feather and size the hackle fibers to equal 1 hook shank long

 

do you have youtube?

 


Fly tyers sure have a way at making things difficult


#3 Timmy Ties Flys

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

He ties it differently than most



#4 Timmy Ties Flys

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:54 PM

his hackle is very stiff



#5 mvendon

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 09:04 PM

Try and practice the distribution wrap technique. You can read all about it here . It's not just for soft hackles either.

 

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#6 flytire

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 09:49 PM

He ties it differently than most


Okay then tie them the way that you prefer


Fly tyers sure have a way at making things difficult


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 09:57 PM

you can use the feathers fron either the cape in middle or right side of your foto

 

try this

 

 

 

hackles dont just automatically flow backwards as you wrap them. a little thread persuasion is sometimes needed


Fly tyers sure have a way at making things difficult


#8 Poopdeck

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:21 PM

He ties it differently than most


Looks like the industry standard way most people tie a prince nymph to me.

#9 Jaydub

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

For a size 14 I'd opt for the center cape in your picture.

 

Here is how I tie the hackle on a Prince. This is from a 10 year old SBS I did. Tied, this way the fibers sweep back naturally and don't require a lot of over-wrapping. Note that the fly pictured is a size 10 and the hackle is from a particularly nice hen neck. A smaller fly with lesser quality hackle will increase the degree of difficulty, but the process is the same.

 

Prepare the tip of the hackle.

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Tie in by the tip.

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Stroke and fold the hackle fibers to the rear and hold them there with your left hand, while wrapping.

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After each wrap, stroke the fibers back. Make the next wrap directly in front of the previous wrap.

 

Completed hackle.

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