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Old 02-29-2008, 02:02 PM
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In my quest to perfect my proto fly, I've been running into a few probs. One is when adding buck hair to the fly and getting the line to distribute it around the hook, I think this is called dragging. I dont know if I am applying too much pressure on the line or not enough. I end up with one area very thick and another with little hair. Any suggestions?
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Sounds like you may be using to much hair, try "spinning" smaller amounts and doing it 2-3 times.

Are you sure your getting all the garbage out before you spin it?
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:31 PM
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Ya nothing but hair and line. And yes I guess it is called spinning. When I put a bit on and tie it, the hair still stays clumped in one spot. So I end up adding a bunch here and there and it lookes very ugly, uniformity is bad. All I realy am trying to do is get a nice even mane look. I will try the bit by bit and see if the spinning will go better. Thanks
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yep as fyshstykr said---clean all the junk out of the hair put a small amount along the shank of the hook and put a loose loop around the hair and hook then another loop and thewn tighten---it should spin all the way around----if not try a smaller amount of hair
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What kind of hair are you using? Some types will definately spin better than others.
All hair is not created equal so to speak.... Mulie/Whitetail?
Both have various applications, also depends on where it came off the hide and time of year it was harvested.
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