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Old 03-30-2014, 08:10 PM
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My first attempt at a "Game Changer"

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Looks better than mine what did you use to shave it down? Mine is only 3 sections.

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:38 PM
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"Ugly" is subjective here! But ugly is good with this meaty thing. Frankly these big articulated things kind of scare me.

Nice work man. Next time you're at the drugstore get a pack of double edge razors. Fold them on half length wise, carefully, and they snap in half. Then it is super flexible and ridiculously sharp.

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Old 03-30-2014, 10:03 PM
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Size 8 and my first shot at cleaning up a deer spun head with a double edged razor. Yep I mauled the poo out of it gotta be careful with those things goes from a tiny bit too oops super easily. The hair packer worked great for getting a fuller head though.

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Old 03-30-2014, 10:08 PM
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Looks better than mine what did you use to shave it down? Mine is only 3 sections.

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First of all, I LOVE that material you used. What is that?? I trimmed mine with long, sharp scissors. The scissors were as long as the fly so I could make a nice long, clean snip. I'm not certain the flexible razors would work with these synthetic fibers as they are pretty soft and supple. I think the razor would just push the fibers.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:13 PM
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I used Baitfish Emulator Flash I believe this was the grey ghost coloring. The lighter tail was Medium Pearl Palmer Chenille with grey marabou for the very tip. I used my fly tying scissors and it was a pain to trim, I'll have to try the wife's sewing scissors next time. Amazing how much material goes into these.
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Parmachenee Beau (L) and Parmachenee Belle (R)
Both tied on size 1 Mustad Crystal Hooks

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After the photo, I did just that but with marine goop. Ive done this before with other streamers and the rubbery texture of the dried goop can be trimmed to detail and remain flexible.
Goop works as well. It's a little heavier and can pull your tail down a bit if you put too much on.

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Looks better than mine what did you use to shave it down? Mine is only 3 sections.

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I tied a game changer with Jake Grove and he uses a big old pair of scissors to get it close. Then uses some finer scissors to fine tune the shape. Don't cut too much off, but you'll find you need to cut off more than you think.

Here's a couple of my early ones...

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A bunch of great fliesCongrats guys!!
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