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    Quote Originally Posted by David Knapp View Post
    Grannyknot, how about some tips on that awesome wingcase? Have wanted to tie stoneflies like that but have not been sure how to get them to look that nice...
    Sorry, I didn't see this cause I am out of town.
    Using sprayed turkey feathers, I tie some in, Crimp it down with some tweezers just below the tie in point, and pull the turkey tail fibers up and over the tweezers. Hold it down on top of the tweezers with my left thumb and tie it down. I'm sure there are better ways, but I found it to be pretty easy after you've sprayed them with an enamel or urethane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyknot View Post
    Sorry, I didn't see this cause I am out of town.
    Using sprayed turkey feathers, I tie some in, Crimp it down with some tweezers just below the tie in point, and pull the turkey tail fibers up and over the tweezers. Hold it down on top of the tweezers with my left thumb and tie it down. I'm sure there are better ways, but I found it to be pretty easy after you've sprayed them with an enamel or urethane.
    Can you advise as to exactly what you spray with and more importantly, where to get it? Sorry I'm relatively uninformed about this aspect of tying...thanks!
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    David go to page 3 of the General Fly Tying ....there is a post about treating turkey feathers. Be safe
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    Grannyknot, that has to be one wicked fish catching fly!?!?

    What must I do,..... to gain access to a few??

    Breck
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Knapp View Post
    Can you advise as to exactly what you spray with and more importantly, where to get it? Sorry I'm relatively uninformed about this aspect of tying...thanks!
    David, it is testors spray enamel, like what you would use for model cars. I got it at hobby lobby.

    Hope you are having fun in Colorado. I am in Oregon and the stoneflies are thick. Been playing with some sea run cutts on the coast too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Grannyknot, that has to be one wicked fish catching fly!?!?

    What must I do,..... to gain access to a few??

    Breck
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    Breck, surely LRO has nymphs that look better than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olesmoke View Post
    David go to page 3 of the General Fly Tying ....there is a post about treating turkey feathers. Be safe
    Thanks! I need to sit down and work with some turkey feathers and try some new things. I pretty much just use them on Tellicos right now...
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    Granny, point taken. Think I will consider the vise more seriously in the future though.

    Thank you for setting an example to shoot for!!
    Breck

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    Default Tying Challenge 11

    If David doesn't mind me jumping in here... I'd like to propose the next challenge: Favorite fall dry... Lets see some interesting creations with Orange and Yellow (or maybe some other color if you have something), but I want to see what you like to fish when get into one of those fall time hatches!

    EDIT: Probably should have made a new thread, but I guess I meant this more as a suggestion anyway, if anyone else is interested in this topic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDuncan View Post
    If David doesn't mind me jumping in here... I'd like to propose the next challenge: Favorite fall dry... Lets see some interesting creations with Orange and Yellow (or maybe some other color if you have something), but I want to see what you like to fish when get into one of those fall time hatches!

    EDIT: Probably should have made a new thread, but I guess I meant this more as a suggestion anyway, if anyone else is interested in this topic!
    Go ahead and start a new one! I am busy enough that I tend to not stay caught up. I am FINALLY going to start actually tying again which might motivate me to keep this up better. But seriously, I would appreciate any help I can get. Anyone feel free to jump in, just not more than one a week please and keep the numbers in order! I have a few favorites but will try and tie up a couple of my favorites for the Smokies tomorrow afternoon...
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