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Old 08-03-2009, 02:27 PM
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ive started tie'ing a few eggs and am just starting to get ones that i am satisfied with but i was wondering if they are still good enough to fish with the biggest problem with them so far is that on the underside the foam doesn't always i guess flare out and you can see down to the thread and where i tied them in at but i dont think that a fish will see the bottom...but what is you take on these 3? my cousin says im just to hard on my self but i like my flys to look as good if not better then store bought

thanks P.S sorry i had a hard time getting good pics of them theres a green one a red one and an orange one...the two pics of the redish one are the same egg

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I would like to help but dont know your password to login to photobucket...LOL
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Hi flyfisher117,

It would be a lot better if you copied and paste the photos into a post. Then everyone could see them.

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i tried but couldnt figure out how to do that...

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what do you mean?

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oo i know what you mean now...ill try and fix this
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Your eggs dont look bad, you might want to trim them to get a more round shape or roll them betweem your fingers. But they should work ok just the way they are though, just keep trying and you get them perfect!!!
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ive tried cutting them closer to the hook to get a tighter ball but it looks like crud you can see exaclty where i wrapped the thread....im using wapsi egg foam and am wondering if it isnt the best stuff for eggs and if it would be better to get some mcfly foam
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I don't think they look bad at all. I'ld fish them. As a matter of fact you can send me all the ones you don't like and I'll feed them to the steelhead.
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Default Your eggs....

Look fine... When they hit the water the ragged bottom will pretty much disappear. When you tye your eggs, add more foam if you want them denser looking. When you go to cut them, pull the material straight up and cut straight across; the closer you cut to the hook the smaller the egg. Keep working at them....

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ill go try that now
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Nice job, they look great.

If you want you could add a short "tail" of Krystal Flash if you wanted some to have a little sparkle, or some wisps of marabou also as a tail or veil (Tie it on first for a tail, or for a veil tie it in first pointing over the eye.) You could also give some of them a "blood dot" with a water proof marker if you wanted to.

I try to trim them so the "O" of the egg is mostly on top of the shank, leaving an open gap on the bottom of the hook-- probably doesn't matter much, but it might improve hook ups a tad.

But yours look a lot neater than mine, and they're sure to get bit.

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