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Frank Whiton 09-06-2009 03:32 PM

How do I use a Whip Finish Tool
 
Tutorial courtesy of: Simon Young - Fish&Fly 28/08/2009 09:59:00

Using a Whip Finish tool (right handed tiers ! )
This is a short tutorial on how to use a whip finish tool to form a small neat head on a fly


http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/th...article_medium

Step 1.
With the tying thread held taut by the bobbin holder in the Left hand and the Whip Finish tool held vertically in the Right hand, place the tool so that the smaller hooked end is BEHIND the thread and the larger sprung curved end is in FRONT of the thread.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._532560860.jpg

Step 2.
Tilt the tool toward yourself and hook the smaller tool end around the thread.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._283010814.jpg

Step 3.
With the Left hand, bring the thread UP under and into the larger hooked end.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._638312155.jpg

Step 4.
With the thread held taut move the Left hand to the left and rotate the tool in the Right hand away from you whilst moving the right hand upward.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._557361737.jpg

Step 5.
Continue with the rotation of the tool in the Right hand whilst moving the Left hand up toward the hook shank, the thread from the bobbin holder in the Left hand should be in FRONT of the thread hanging from the head of the fly.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._756287075.jpg

Step 6.
Keeping the thread under tension with both hands, continue to move the Right hand up so that the shaft of the Whip Finish Tool is parallel to the hook shank, the thread from the bobbin holder should also be in that position.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._824518211.jpg

Step 7.
Still keeping the thread under tension, with the Right hand rotate the Whip Finish Tool so that it wraps a few turns firmly around the head of the fly.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._342246168.jpg


Step 8.
Angle the tool slightly toward you and release the smaller hooked end from the thread making sure tension on the thread is maintained with the Left hand

http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._728717734.jpg

Step 9.
Move the Left hand to the left keeping the thread under tension which will reduce the size of the loop of thread formed between the head of the fly and the larger hooked end of the Whip Finish Tool.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._135977568.jpg

Step 10.
When this loop has pulled the tool tight toward the fly head slowly slide the tool out of the loop whilst pulling the thread tight with the Left hand to complete the process.
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._364228166.jpg

Step 11.
Cut the remaining thread from the bobbin holder.
Practice on a bare hook several times to get used to the process.
Tip: Make sure that the thread is under tension at all times
http://www.fishandflyuk.com/files.ph..._546674390.jpg

Here are some additional photos from Tob1.

Starting after step 8 above.


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