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Old 02-24-2012, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

HI Eunan:
Yup, red band is there on the head. Misprinted the number so the tails flew back. Will resend.

followed a Davie McPhail video for grey ghost, the tying is really easy, just need to judge the wing length better and everything should scale

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silver mylar rib
2 white hackle feathers inside
2 silver badger feather outside to give a lateral line
Amherst pheasant chartreuese
Jungle cock
Touch of deercreek diamond-hard epoxy to the head

Will try again tonight
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

No worries about the tails. Thanks for resending.
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

another attempt

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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

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Nice. I think the wing it too long also. Typically they run just past the bend of the hook maybe a quarter hook length.
But for a first effort, which is one more than i've tied, its great. The head is nice and compact and i think i see a red band in there.

I dont think we're gonna have 12 swappers so all good.

Have you thought of constructing the wings as one piece and then tying them in - use some head cement or such on the stems to stick the feathers together in a layer. I'm sure are some better adhesives to use, but since i've never made a wing, nevermind tied a full streamer, i'm not 100% sure how its done myself.
I think the problem is more the hook is to short rather than the wing being to long alone. I do see the band, but they don't show up well in photos. The best adhesive I've found for assembling premade wings is fabric adhesive. It comes in a nice squeeze bottle so you can control the flow, dries clear and you can find it in any sewing place.

I like the fly you did there La Jolla.
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

it sure is a nice fly. As Dan pointed out, maybe an 8xl or 10xl hook would fit that wing better. Or combine a slightly smaller wing with a slight longer hook like an 8xl....

just some suggestions.
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

Nice tying Hugh (la_jolla1)

Robert (drlaser) glad to have you in this one.
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

Heres my fourth go at the fly (casa blanca) the first two got the razor. I am pretty happy with this one except the thread head is a little to large/ bulky.

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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

Are we still going ahead with this swap with 5 guys?
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

Im curious as wel since some of the materials can be expensive. Jungle cock eyes and exotic pheasants and all
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Default Re: Carrie Stevens Fly Swap, Spring 2012

I have 3 of 5 tied up and I don't think bass down here will eat the casa blanca...
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