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Old 08-12-2012, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: Why so many spinner colors?


Neat idea with the paint brush. I use blond beaver guard hairs, but blond beavers are not always available. (Go figure!)

What thread do you use for the sherry spinner? Thread can make a big difference. I have seen instances where the dubbed body was not highly UV reflective, but the thread showed through bright in the UV. Here is a Light Cahill photographed in reflected ultraviolet light:

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The cream hackle sure stands out, as does the cream thread of the head. So, your larger spinners, using cream hackle, would be quite visible to the trout. I can't speak for the twinkle organza regarding UV reflectance.

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