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#1 Micke.H

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 04:24 AM

One little Beetle from my vice

 

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Tight lines

And happy tying

Micke


#2 mikechell

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 05:33 PM

That's a good looking beetle.


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#3 vicente

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:17 PM

Very nice.

#4 Bugsy

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:41 PM

That's a great representation of a beetle. Fine tying skill and good eye. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like some info on materials and techniques used. Thanks for posting.

#5 Micke.H

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 12:17 PM

Thanks, and here is the recipe

 

Hook;curved hook size 12

 

Tread;black uni 8/0

 

Legs; Black small wire as I bent to resemble legs and antennae

 

Body; Black foam I tie in the foam back of the hook and tie it down on the hook to the body shape I want, bigger to the end of the hook and smaller to the head you can cut it like this ()

then I have used dark gray dub to the body under the foam between the legs,I stroke some clear lacquer on the foam and let it dry and so it looks like a hard shell

 

Eyes; Burnt nylon  painted whit black lacquer

 

you can change the color of the foam and legs and you get different bugs :)

 

I hope it was understandable ?


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#6 Bugsy

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 05:02 PM

Thank you Micke. I will surely make some attempts at it.

#7 Micke.H

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:35 AM

Thank you Micke. I will surely make some attempts at it.

You are welcome  :)


Tight lines

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#8 ggmiller

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 02:54 PM

Micke:

Thanks for sharing that!  I really like it, nice and simple.

Will be tying some of these up soon.







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