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Old 04-20-2010, 09:35 PM
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I have not been tying that long and am far from an expert. So...

One thing that I have found that helps me prevent slipping is to put a small coat of head cement on the wire once on the hook. I usually will spend a little time putting lead on hooks before I start the actual tying process.

If I really want to weight a hook down I will put one layer of wire on (7-8 wraps) and then put another 4-5 wraps toward the front, but not all the way, of the initial wrap.

The weird angle can likely be corrected by less wire toward the hook bend.

I would also stay out of the Fat Tire while tying.

Hope this helps.

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