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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:00 AM
1.] Spinning hair on that small of a hook is IMPOSSIBLE for me.
2.] Trimming the hair that short is very difficult.
3.] Because of the thread wraps from binding down the tail, my hair wont spin, i need bare hook to get hair to spin.
4.] trying to spin hair with such delicate thread is hard.
Anyone have any solutions to my 4 problems?
Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:40 AM
1) Try stacking instead of spinning your deer hair. Tie a clump on top of the hook,(don't let it spin) then tie a clump on the bottom of the hook using the same tie in spot.
2)Use a new double edge razor blade (carefully, they're sharp) along with your scissors.
4)Try useing 6/0 thread (140 denier) I use it and it works for me, plus doesn't bulk everything up as bad.
I hope this helps you out, and if all else fails just or . Sometimes I do both.
Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:44 AM
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:28 AM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 14 January 2007 - 04:26 AM
Take a loose wrap or 2 around the hair and hook the slide the hair around with your finger. Give it a small pull to get a small flair then pack and do the next batch. This allows for you to use finer thread on smallers hooks and not have the breakage problem. Also on hooks with a very small gap use real short pieces that way when spinning it does on get caught up.
Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:36 AM
First, practice. It's all about learning just how much pressure it takes, how much you can use, and how to apply it. I'm down to spinning with 8/0 thread now for some smaller flies. It's possible, it just takes a while to learn. It is also possible to spin on a thread-covered hook. If you are having trouble, lay your bundle on the shank, put a couple of soft wraps around it, and then use your fingers to work the hair around the shank before drawing tight.
Second, don't use the single sided razor blade. They are made for cutting cardboard. They simply aren't sharp enough to do you right. Go to the health and beauty and for a couple of bucks get a pack of double-edge razors. They are specifically made for shaving hair and will be sharp enough. With the sharper edge comes less blade life, so you will go through them faster, but they do work very well when sharp enough.
Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:59 AM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:17 PM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:51 PM
What about using tan foam instead, A small piece on each side of the hook, Spiral wrap the thread up the hook (Just a thought)
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:25 PM
The problem may also be with how tightly you have compacted the hair on the hook. I have found that an empty ball point pen (pull the center part out) makes a great hair packer. After you have spun the hair, you need to push the clump of hair back towards the bend of the hook. This forces the hair closer together trapping more air and preventing the water from soaking completely through the fly.
Once you master this part, you can then choose how dense you want to pack your hair and also what hair to use on your fly pattern. That way you can determine how the fly will behave in the water.
Hope this helps.
Ray (letumgo) <°)((((><<
Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:32 PM
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