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Old 03-13-2010, 02:04 AM
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I am going to the smokies next week and was wanting to tie up some stimulators. I don't have time to order a hair stacker and I don't live close to any fly-fishing retailer, so I was wondering if anyone knew how to effectively stack Elk air without a stacker.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:54 AM
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You can use old Rx bottles in a pinch. Find one that will fit down inside another. Use a knife to cut off the bottom of the smaller one. Just grind off the burrs by sliding it over a piece of wood or something similar.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:17 AM
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Before I bought a couple of stackers, I used a hollowed out Chapstick tube, works pretty good.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:51 PM
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Large caliber hand gun brass will work So will an old cigar metal tube
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:48 PM
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I usually just trim the excess. Probably not as good of a tehcnique, but it seems to work.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:51 PM
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I usually just trim the excess. Probably not as good of a tehcnique, but it seems to work.

Put the scissors down and step away from the vise
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:39 PM
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Hey, thanks for the suggestions. My wife actually made a great suggestion. She bakes cakes and offered me a little cap that is used to apply cake icing. It's shaped like a funnel and works great...haha!
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:59 PM
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Put the scissors down and step away from the vise

Ha! It doesn't look that bad!
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Take a thread spool and stick the hair into the center hole. It works pretty well.
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Put the scissors down and step away from the vise
Listen to the Flyman! He ties the most realistic patterns you'll see East of the Miss.!

How's it going, Flyman?

Btw, before I got a "store-bought" stacker, I used a sewing thimble --it'll even up the points and it's easy to pick up the stack by the cut-off ends.

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