10-22-2011, 04:43 PM
Re: Non figure 8
Hmmmm. I've always used a figure 8 to tie the yarn in, and haven't seen it tied any other way.
Here's how I learned it:
The fly is tied to ride hook point up.
After the lead eyes are tied on top of the shank with figure 8 wraps and a few wraps between the hook shank and the dumbbell eyes to cinch the figure 8 wraps tight, and you tie in whatever you're using for the mouth part (rabbit, marabou or whatever).....
flip the hook in the vise and tie in each piece of yarn in with figure 8 wraps on top of the inverted hook shank, and follow each tie-in with a couple of locking wraps around the bare shank to hold it in place.....
then add a strand of rubber leg material with figure 8 wraps, lock with a few wraps around the bare shank etc .....
repeat, working forward until you reach the dumbbell eyes.