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Old 01-25-2009, 08:48 PM
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I have a complete newbie question here. When you tie on a fly do you thread it from the top or bottom of the fly? Does it even matter or is it dependent on the fly? I have been threading all of my from the top, but I just watched a video where the host threaded all of his from the bottom.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:49 PM
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I connect mine with a loop so I say, it doesn't matter.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:09 PM
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I use an improved clinch and always go in the top of the eye
Dont know if it really matters, I seem to catch pleanty of fish, so,,,,,,
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I connect mine with a loop so I say, it doesn't matter.
I do the same thing.
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Hi to all,

I have never thought about it but I thread from the bottom. With any kind of jamb knot I don't think it makes any difference.

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For me I guess it depends on how I'm holding the fly & whether or not it's a turned up, straight, or turned down eye. Hackled drys with turned down eyes are from the top. Streamers are tied with a loopknot & nymphs, like I said Don't make a difference unless you use a turle knot.
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I do it like Fishn50, but these days I use the Orvis knot on all so I come in from the bottom. I'm trying to remember if I go through the top on downturned eyes ........
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:38 PM
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Or you just get one of these:

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You just drop the fly and it lands in the groove. Generally it lands so you are threading DOWN, but BEAD HEADS work better if you turn them over (because of the bead) and thread UP)

These things really do work...EVEN WITH #32's!
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Or you just get one of these:

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You just drop the fly and it lands in the groove. Generally it lands so you are threading DOWN, but BEAD HEADS work better if you turn them over (because of the bead) and thread UP)

These things really do work...EVEN WITH #32's!
I bought my wife Staci one of those for cristmas she loves it, she talked me into it in Nov. when the browns are spawning and I found it nice when my fingers got real cold.
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It doesn't matter. Both ways will hold your fly and catch fish.

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