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Old 10-02-2012, 10:10 AM
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Default Re: Does anyone have a steelhead hammer recipe?

So I sat down for a couple of minutes last night for my first attempt and my non-woven version. I was out of black vinyl rib, so I ended up using black sill leg for the main body, and a combo of silly leg and herl for the wing case.

Overall, it turned out OK but there are a few things that I learned

1. the silly leg tends to turn white as you stretch it when trying to wrap it.
2. The case needs to be a bit thicker I think to better match the original
3. The proportions are hard to hit on a size 10 egg hook
4. I suck at fly photos.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone have a steelhead hammer recipe?

I wouldn't hesitate to throw that brookfield! Looks good to me, nicely done.

To help with proportion of stones in general I read a good article once, I think on Hatches that gave ideas of building a better body. For stones, throw some non lead wire parallel to the shank of the hook and lash it down. Then wrap it with dental floss, and lash all that down. The key to stones is to get a profile that's wider than it is tall. That read has really helped me.
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