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Old 05-18-2013, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: need help with some bug terms...and anatomy differences

this joint is faster than the drive thru lane at micky dees!

rather than PM ing everyone I will just say thanks to all...a good spirit in this area for sure! I think the best insight I have from this so far is to tie an adult like the one in the pic...but lay its wings out flat?? does that sound like a good destination for that pattern?

the trout nut site pics are incredible by the way...something that can really get the creative juices flowing...

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some properly trimmed flanks feathers could make a good copy I think...this is something I think can be done pretty easily...maybe segment the tail/abdomen section a bit with a light colored thread...and make the sprigs more prominent. I know some species have two and others three...(do they count good?? the bugs that is??)

I appreciate the response from all...and tolerating the ...well lets just say the lack of bugology...I did get the dun /spinner thing right at least...LOL...

also thanks for the remarks about my stuff...

I would love to see some ties by anyone else who has taken on this project too...nothing like copying some greatest hits from others to make a new pattern a success!

I think the outstretched wings done right would lay on the water perfect...if I use a hackle and clip off the bottom(at 4 o'clock to 8 o'clock) it will almost have to sit in the right position...and boy what a shadow or projection that will make...I am using this pic of a simpler pattern for an example of what it could look like...just add the bigger wings laid out flat w/ the proper shape......

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all the best...t

ted...trout bum/wandering monk
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...and old gaelic proverb...

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