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    Default Decided to tie some streamers this winter...

    Came up with a couple of patterns I like. The articulated sage and white, Bonnie's Macrame Cord does not make olive and sage is the only green ish color my hobby lobby had, does not look as good as I thought it would. Never tied an articulated fly before. Kind of happy, need to clean them up a bit though and figure out if I like the sage green or want to get a different color.
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    Top left fly is bucktail tied hollow body style, top right is macrame cord, middle left is zonker strips, bottom two are craft fur, left is hollow body style, right is not.
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    Default Re: Decided to tie some streamers this winter...

    Macrame Cord does look really good in other colors....
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    Default Re: Decided to tie some streamers this winter...

    Cool ties.

    The sage color just might prove to be more effective than the color you wanted, sometimes it works like that. I have flies and jigs in strange colors which have proven to be annoying more effective than I ever want to fully accept.

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    Default Re: Decided to tie some streamers this winter...

    Nice work MT. I really enjoy tying articulated streamers but my catch rate has not been as good with them. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any fly that involves zonker gets my attention because it's a confidence fly for me.

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    Default Re: Decided to tie some streamers this winter...

    Nice ties there, mtboiler. What are you doing to make that macrame cord all frizzy? I saw the macrame rolls online and the cord looks like, well, cord.
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    Default Re: Decided to tie some streamers this winter...

    Quote Originally Posted by karstopo View Post
    Nice ties there, mtboiler. What are you doing to make that macrame cord all frizzy? I saw the macrame rolls online and the cord looks like, well, cord.
    Untwist the three strands and the comb or brush out the individual strands, I have done it before, but now would rather just use EP fibers or similar,

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    Default Re: Decided to tie some streamers this winter...

    Ingredients....Hobby Lobby for Bonnie's Macrame Cord. Dollar Store for wire dog brush. Grocery store for 6 pack of beer.
    Cut a 18 to 24 inch long piece. Start unbraiding at one end until you can grip the individual sections. Pull apart the 8 pieces. Align the ends and brush out with the dog brush. I bought sage, black, white, blue, turquoise, red, tan and brown for $25. Dog brush was $1. EP fiber is $7 and you probably tie 4 or 5 flies per package if you are lucky. I can probably tie 200 flies per color with what I have.
    As for the fuzzyness it is just that way because of the braid. WIN_20191130_081149 (2).JPG
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