The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > General Fly Tying Discussions

General Fly Tying Discussions Talk about anything somewhat related to fly tying...


Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By wt bash

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 01:29 PM
theboz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,125
theboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant future
Default Matter of Perspective

Probably a simple answer to this and hopefully one of the fine tyers here can shed some light. When ribbing a fly whether it be wire , tinsel or some other material what is the best way to view the fly as your wrapping to get the best vantage point for a nicely spaced even rib? Is it looking at the top straight down at the fly or from the side? Thanks for any input in advance.
__________________
"I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
"There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
" It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
"Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 01:58 PM
wt bash's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Akron Ohio (don't let that fool you)
Posts: 1,988
wt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant futurewt bash has a brilliant future
Default Re: Matter of Perspective

I like a side view but on a bigger bug I'll use the rotary function holding the ribbing out to a slight angle. That way I can see it in 360.
fysh and la_jolla1 like this.
__________________
Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 02:00 PM
flytire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 604
flytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Matter of Perspective

when i tie flies i'm always looking at the side

if the rib is evenly spaced on the side it will be evenly spaced on the top (excluding the first wrap forward)
__________________
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!

Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!

You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.

http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,232
littledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Matter of Perspective

If you have a rotating vise any angle will work because you are spinning the fly not the wire. Without a rotating vise, I still keep my view the same as tying with anything else ( from the side) but watch as the wire comes back into view. If it needs correction to continue a uniform spiral I back up half a turn (where the wire is back on bottom) and have another go at it.

I do not consider myself a Fine Tyer though so there are probably better answers coming.

Dave
__________________
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. "
Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 02:15 PM
s fontinalis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 1,654
s fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant future
Send a message via Skype™ to s fontinalis
Default Re: Matter of Perspective

i use a rotary vise whilst holding the rib at a fixed angle...
__________________
Eunan



Addicted To Vise
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 02:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,751
silver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Matter of Perspective

I'll agree with the others that a side view is how it is done. If I am picky on spacing I will use the rotary function on my Renzetti.

I think the other two keys are to avoid twist and use even tension. Flat material like tinsel will twist when wound around a hook if you just hold it in one place and wind. I go over with my right hand and bring it back under with my left. Switching hands allows me to remove the twist.
__________________
Regards,

Silver

http://tinyurl.com/kkctayx

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 04:36 PM
theboz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,125
theboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant futuretheboz has a brilliant future
Default Re: Matter of Perspective

Thank you all . I was leaning toward the side as well. When I rotate it while wrapping I tend to lose the even effect.
__________________
"I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
"There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
" It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
"Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2013, 04:58 PM
la_jolla1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 387
la_jolla1 is a glorious beacon of lightla_jolla1 is a glorious beacon of lightla_jolla1 is a glorious beacon of lightla_jolla1 is a glorious beacon of lightla_jolla1 is a glorious beacon of lightla_jolla1 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Matter of Perspective

The beauty of the rotary vise, as I have just discovered
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
does my lenghth really matter? caseywise General Discussion 8 03-22-2011 06:54 PM
Yurt or Yert, probably doesn't matter.... fysh The Lodge Den 22 09-08-2010 04:38 PM
Does size matter? jasalvas General Discussion 2 08-26-2010 09:27 AM
Does the color of fly line matter?? rockhoppernc General Discussion 11 04-25-2010 04:43 AM
What is the difference, and how much does it matter? jayraider Flies 3 05-16-2007 03:08 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.