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Default Re: Icelandic sheep hair clousers?

I tried it. They look great in the box. It is way to limp for clousers though. It was a tangled mess in no time flat. If you are looking to make a longer clouser you can try this. Tie the two colors on the the bend and keep the tag end of the hair on just short of where the eyes go, add a bit of flash, Whip finish it and take it out of the vice. Slip a thin woven mylar tube over the hair ends and put it back in the vice. Restart the thread and tie on the eyes. Tie down the end of the mylar. Tie on the bucktail like you would a regular clouser. It makes a two stage clouser that is much longer than a regular clouser. If you have trouble with the front half flairing, and you probably well till you get the hang of tying them so they don't, you can softex the front of them and get the taper down perfect. These don't tangle and you get the bigger size you want. Icelandic sheep is good for a lot of stuff, but clousers isn't one of them.
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