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Old 03-01-2013, 10:43 PM
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:01 AM
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:46 AM
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Little Tie along of a foam wing. Really like how this floats. Simple foam sheets from any big box craft store.

Tie in the mallard flank...
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...then the stripped grizzly hackle for rib...
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...then the dubbin
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tied in...
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foam sheets from big box craft stores..
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cut a slim strip off...
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give foam strip hour glass figure where to be tied in...
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snip foam in shape of wing...
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tied in wing...
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dubbin around wing...
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tie in jungle cock soft hackle...
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finished...
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:10 AM
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Little Tie along of a foam wing. Really like how this floats. Simple foam sheets from any big box craft store.
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Have you fished that or just given it the "float test" ?
'cuz it looks like it would twist your leader something fierce.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:31 AM
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Have you fished that or just given it the "float test" ?
'cuz it looks like it would twist your leader something fierce.
No on the fished. Yes on the float test. I have little to no experience on foamy flies.
It sat kinda like the klinks sit.
Please help me understand my errors. Do you mean twist on a drift and strip?
If wings were tied flatter would it help?
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:42 AM
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No on the fished. Yes on the float test. I have little to no experience on foamy flies.
It sat kinda like the klinks sit.
Please help me understand my errors. Do you mean twist on a drift and strip?
If wings were tied flatter would it help?
Dry flies with prominent wings tend to "helicopter" when cast on a light tippet. Twisting the leader into an unusable mess.
I'm betting that your foam wings will catch so much air that they'll be pretty much uncastable on any tippet.
For a dry fly, you might try a foam post with a parachute hackle. That's not going to "helicopter"
Other wise try tying your foam down like the shell back on a humpy
You could actually do both at once on a parachute humpy
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It could twist during the cast, big Wulffs and split wings, even little spent tricos have a tendency to do the same unless you use a heavier tippet. Maybe a thinner foam and slimmer wing profile. That said I would short cast it mend the nuts off for a down stream drift and skate.

I tied some flymphs, now some Swymphs.

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A small army of both in BWO, Mohogany, March Brown, Light Cahill.

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Tied on TMC 2488H #12, I get the body of a 14/16ish sized fly but still have a good gap and a heavier hook to keep it tracking right when they swing out.
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Dry flies with prominent wings tend to "helicopter" when cast on a light tippet. Twisting the leader into an unusable mess.
I'm betting that your foam wings will catch so much air that they'll be pretty much uncastable on any tippet.
For a dry fly, you might try a foam post with a parachute hackle. That's not going to "helicopter"
Other wise try tying your foam down like the shell back on a humpy
You could actually do both at once on a parachute humpy
Roger,

I will go back to the drawing board and see what I come up with.

Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:57 AM
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PINK SPOT NYMPH – TMC 103 BL, #17 – #21…

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MON NYMPH – TMC 2499 SP-BLB, #18…

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:59 AM
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It sat kinda like the klinks sit.
Also, the mallard breast is not stiff enough to hold the ass-end up out of the water.
On a fly that size, you going to have to use some kind of hair, like buck tail.
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