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#1 GPflyboy

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

Attached File  003.JPG   104.08KB   7 downloads my first fly , I went with a buddy to a fly shop and picked up a few tools and made my first Wooly Bugger 



#2 utyer

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:00 PM

It looks like your hackle was just a little short (in length of feather,) but otherwise, you did well.  Once you strip off the fluff, you want enough feather to wrap 5 to 7 times down the shank, starting or ending with 2 turns at the eye.  Usually 5 to 7 inches is enough to provide hackle for most hooks.  Try to keep the head wraps back off the eye. 


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#3 GPflyboy

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:24 PM

Your right most the hackle i got were about 4''-5'' long and i know i have to not wrap as much by eye of the hook ,lots to lean



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

go fish it.

 

i would


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#5 dflanagan

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

Looks good.

#6 mikechell

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:39 PM

It appears you followed directions perfectly.  People always recommend you keep your first fly.  In a few years, you can look back and see how much you've improved.

 

In this case ... I wouldn't recommend that.  You're not going to get one that looks much better ... so go fish that one!

 

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#7 flymanaj

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:01 PM

Nice work! Just clean up that head a little and you're good to go. Those hackle fibers can clog the hook eye and make it difficult to tie on.

#8 redietz

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:30 PM

Very well done for a first fly.  You paid good attention to proportions, and that's one of the hardest things to get right.


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#9 islander727

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:45 AM

Now it's time to put that in front of the REAL judges!  I'm sure they'll take it.



#10 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:24 PM

I wish my first bugger had looked that good! Nice job -- go fish it. :)


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#11 Tom Cummings

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:50 PM

You can use a hackle guard made from a small rubber O ring to assist you with cleaning and finishing the head without the fuss of stray hackle fibers getting in the way. Very good start and for a first at that Kudos. Welcome to the site.

#12 andresere

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:53 AM

That looks great! Guessing, but I would say that well over 90% of tyers started with the same pattern. I know I did.



#13 feathers5

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

Looks good to me.



#14 onebadmofo

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:29 PM

It's ugly, and ugly flies catch better fish.



#15 deaddrifter

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:26 AM

Great job on your first fly.  Welcome to the addiction!