Thread: Fly Broke
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:17 PM
softhackle softhackle is offline
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Default Re: Fly Broke

First of all make sure you have the correct tension on your bobbin so when you tie off everything stays in place. Second of all when you finish the fly, tie it off with half hitch knot. If you don't know to tie one there are several good half hitch tools on the market. My favorite is the Matarelli Half Hitch tool. It''s very simple to use. Lastly after you finish your fly add a drop of head cement to the head. Your flies should stay together after that.
To keep the bead from moving around make sure that the material from your fly is pushing up against the bead. For instance with a wooly bugger wind the chenille up the hook until it is snug against the bead. Tie your fly off, add the head cement and the bead isn't going anywhere.
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