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Old 01-25-2012, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
How are you creating the abdomen gills?
Tying in 5-6 strands of floss up near the thorax, then pulling a strand back as I wrap the abdomen. Trim the excess off. Helps to build a wide/flat tapered body also.

Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
Also; are you trying to differentiate the fly from a burrowing or a swimmer?
I'm lucky just to be able to simulate gills at all, distinguishing between burrowers and swimmers isn't really in my skillset. Also, most of these were done in stonefly they actually represent nothing more than experimentation with new materials.

If one of these nymphs came to rest next to a live nymph, a fish would laugh and probably poop on mine.
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