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Old 06-03-2010, 10:28 AM
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Is there a rule of thumb for how long a trico spinners wings should be? If it helps I've been tying them in size 18 and 20 (smallest sizes I have). Also well I have your attention, how long should the tails be? I have seen short to really long.
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Cabot-

Tricos have long tails, I use 2x shank length and wings 1x shank length

Most of the tricos around here are a bit smaller at size 24-26

Female Spinners: olive abdomen, black thorax
Male Spinners: black abdomen, black thorax

For the abdomen you can just use thread (or if you want to get fancy a goose or turkey biot).

For the thorax just a bit of Superfine (or similar) black dubbing

Wings can be White Poly or Antron and trimmed to length after tying, CDC or even just a few strands of Pearl Krystal Flash. And of course you can make wings of wound hackle clipped on top and bottom or figure 8-ed if you have hackle that small etc.
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Check out the pattern at the site below. It really worked for me last season.

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Black CDC fibers also make a great thorax, and long stiffer white CDC fibers make great wings... these float forever!
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Thanks, that was exactly what I was looking for. I know the trico should be smaller but I'm not quite that brave yet, I need more practice with 20s first.
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Cabot-

Tricos have long tails, I use 2x shank length and wings 1x shank length

Most of the tricos around here are a bit smaller at size 24-26

Female Spinners: olive abdomen, black thorax
Male Spinners: black abdomen, black thorax

For the abdomen you can just use thread (or if you want to get fancy a goose or turkey biot).

For the thorax just a bit of Superfine (or similar) black dubbing

Wings can be White Poly or Antron and trimmed to length after tying, CDC or even just a few strands of Pearl Krystal Flash. And of course you can make wings of wound hackle clipped on top and bottom or figure 8-ed if you have hackle that small etc.
Mark nailed it. Follow what he said and you can't go wrong.

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