I'm kinda torn over this, because I really like the way a few of the pros did (Caddis) legs with feather/quills on this site. But Sergio's stuff just made me pissed off, so I started thinking about quick (realistic) legs.
So, basicly the technique is being refined, but (I think)the technique looks pretty good so far, (but "plasticy, like I cheated). You can get little hairs on them, and really these only take 2 minutes each,and no gluing any parts together. But to each his own, these are for Caddis, I think the technique can be used for any legs. Its just hotglue, and maybe some thin wire is in order for durability?
Here are my other flies I tied this week: (no fly tying supplies, just whats around the house, no idea what I'm doing)
But anyway, I have been watching some nice video, and hope to get into this. I really want to do a decent damsel, but I have read that they are not a good fisher when full grown, you need to do larvee stages. But I'm still gonna do a few, and fish em, probably more a summer fly.
The 'Mayfly thing is made from old pants cloth, and a toothpick, sewing thread. Kinda like a 40's look, but thats not what I was going for, the ant was from foam I have, with marker, damsel fly (dead,not whole)was a wire undercarriage and athletes tape with marker. The wings from envelope windows. The caddis legs are after about 15 minutes goofing around with hotglue, same markers, different results?