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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 !!!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:10 PM
Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:35 PM