Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > General Fly Tying

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 09-16-2011, 09:57 AM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,161
Default

I am connecting the two hooks using beading wire from a craft store. Be careful about what kind of wire you get because the copper wire is a lot like the stuff you get that is sold as "lead free wire" for weighting flies. It breaks easily. Get tough stuff that won't break... David Perry of Southeastern Fly showed me how to tie it in. Here is a good link on how he connects the hooks... I'm experimenting on how to prevent the trailing end from fouling. One thing I am doing is gluing the rabbit strip on the first larger hook to the head of the trailing fly... Haven't had the opportunity yet to really test them out so will report back on how well it works. I generally do NOT weight my patterns, preferring to fish them on fast sinking lines. However this pattern contains lead eyes, around which you spin the deer hair. I'm not very good at working with deer hair and for me that was the tough part of this pattern. I can tie the trailing fly in a couple of minutes and most of the main fly in 3-4 minutes...its just that deer hair head that takes time...
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Heavynets Heavynets is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 76
Default

To keep the back portion from fouling you can either remove some of the front hook (just past the bend) or tie a separate larger loop UNDER the one that attaches (hinges) the rear hook. This larger loop should be of just sufficient size to hold the rear hook up in a near horizontal position.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-16-2011, 05:25 PM
GrouseMan77's Avatar
GrouseMan77 GrouseMan77 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Andersonville, TN
Posts: 681
Default

Very nice Cody. You need to come over and see if there are any pheasant feathers that I have that you'd like to experiment with. I have tons of assorted feathers in the freezer.

I have taken a small break from the tying for a while. Soon...
__________________
Jason

jasonkelkins at yahoo dot com
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Grannyknot's Avatar
Grannyknot Grannyknot is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 802
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bhrt View Post
Cody - Is that red foam on the orange / red stimulator? If so, make me about 20 of those bad boys!

Ryan
yep, red foam....i think the foam i used was a little thick (2mm), but that was all I had. I'll tie you a few. 20 would run me awful low on hooks & precious hackle.

I'll try to get some 1.5mm foam next time I'm in Townsend.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Grannyknot's Avatar
Grannyknot Grannyknot is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 802
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrouseMan77 View Post
Very nice Cody. You need to come over and see if there are any pheasant feathers that I have that you'd like to experiment with. I have tons of assorted feathers in the freezer.

I have taken a small break from the tying for a while. Soon...
Let me know when you get a break from the birds.
I bought a box of dai-riki nymph hooks....I'll bring the beer if you've got feathers.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:17 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.