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#1 prairiedrifter

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

Just playing around.

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#2 cphubert

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:42 AM

Look good, did you pre assemble the wings or tie in place?



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:06 AM

On these I tied in place. I have pre assembled wings before w/ contact cement, but didn't have any this time. I will next time as it is ALOT easier LOL!



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

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#5 Piker20

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

On these I tied in place. I have pre assembled wings before w/ contact cement, but didn't have any this time. I will next time as it is ALOT easier LOL!


Pre assembled wings!!! Oh the sanctity of fly tying.
Good idea though :)
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#6 cphubert

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

Pre assembled wings was the innovation of Carrie Stevens style of commercial tying. A guides wife with no formal training.



#7 flytire

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 03:14 PM

Pre assembled wings!!! Oh the sanctity of fly tying.
Good idea though smile.png


It's how Carrie Stevens did it.

 

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you dont marry the wing fibers directly on the hook do you?

 

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#8 fshng2

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

Flytire did she assemble both sides at once?

What type adhesive would she have used?



#9 Piker20

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

I marry wings on the bench but wouldn't use adhesive. I like the idea of doing it the Carrie Stevens way.
I'd imagine we wouldn't have access to the same adhesive now. Do folk use flexible cement?
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#10 prairiedrifter

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

I've used just a dab of contact cement.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:56 AM

Flytire did she assemble both sides at once?
What type adhesive would she have used?

Just like you see in the for I posted

Assemble left side then assemble right side

As far as glue, it would have been what was available in her era

I have seen Don bastion use rubber cement

Watch this video on wing building

https://youtu.be/dimmEf_VigY
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#12 Meeshka

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:00 PM

Great Video!  Maligne Lake is my home go to lake about 4 hours from where I live.  Although chronamid fishing is popular, most will troll while constantly ripping a streamer fly.  Some pics from last season.

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#13 Dave G.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:52 PM

I read an article that Carrie used either a thick varnish or resin to glue up her wings. It didn't say more than that basically.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

rubber cement can be used

 

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https://donbastianwe...streamer-wings/


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#15 Dave G.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:29 PM

Yes I read that in Don Bastian's articles. I just use Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails, best if it is slightly thicker than when fresh but it works fine for me, certainly holds things together till tied in anyway. I have a little bottle of rubber contact cement in my tying case i haven't used in years, probably hard as a brick about now.


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