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How do you finish your fly
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So i usally half hitch by hand.
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Posted 03 August 2004 - 11:39 AM
Our United Fly Tyer season begins September 2. I will, for the sake of those who choose to sit and tie/observe with me, educate myself as to how these things work. Yeah, I know, they make neat heads and all that...
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 02:10 PM
Learn to whip it by hand and you won't have to take an extra tool with you when you tie on a river.
Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:42 AM
|QUOTE (J. Johnson @ Jul 16 2004, 01:57 PM)|
|How do you finish your fly?|
I have the whip finishing tool down pat,
I tie every day for different swaps so that helps the learning curve.
It all depends on the fly the small ones 20-32 several half hitches,
one thing that I use that really helps me is my auto bobbin,
it is spring loaded so the thread stays taunt all the time,
I can grab it a throw in a half hitch reel quick.
I am a big fan of Zap a gap,
a little of this on a half hitch and that is all you need.
I have a home made tool the Dave Whitlock taught me to use
When he came to one of our club meetings.
If you can buy his video do he shows how to do this.,
it is a tooth pick with a peace of mono glued and tied to it.
just before you throw a few wraps on lay the mono on the
head and five wraps around the head cut off the bobbin and take the tag end through the mono loop,
pull the tooth pick and because the mono has wraps over it,
it will pull the tag end under the wraps just like a whip finishing tool.