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    Does anyone do any color coding with thread colors for different weight Flies? Like flies with 15 wraps vs 10 wraps to tell them apart. Looking for ideas. Or just tie all the same and add split shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alc609 View Post
    Does anyone do any color coding with thread colors for different weight Flies? Like flies with 15 wraps vs 10 wraps to tell them apart. Looking for ideas. Or just tie all the same and add split shot?
    I used to address this issue by organizing them in separate rows in my fly box. Now; I can actually tell the difference in my hands after handling many flies.

    My biggest desire is getting the fly to sit down and not swirl. I focus on tungsten beads and add lead free wrap. I increase the fly size to keep proportion so that I can add larger beads to gain in weight. Also, look at Gink wet to help your tippet-fly break the surface tension in slack water. It does not help that much in turbid water. I hope this helps.
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    In years past, I would denote weighted (lead wrapped) wooly buggers with a red or bright egg colored thread head. I have since gone away from lead wire and use either tungsten beads or colored brass beads.

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