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  1. #11
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    Default Re: My first tied fly....

    Pocono has that right, I can crank about anything I tie together using 8/0 thread.

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    Default Re: My first tied fly....

    Ok, I don't want to be critical, but cut the hackle to the size of the hook

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    Nice start for sure. After you do a dozen of them you will be saying "cool, what's next". A+
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    Default Re: My first tied fly....

    Great start. I agree with Larry. While that fly will catch fish, you may want to hang on to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayo View Post
    Ok, I don't want to be critical, but cut the hackle to the size of the hook
    Other than this I agree that it's a fine looking fly. Welcome to the addiction!

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    Default Re: My first tied fly....

    Quote Originally Posted by kayo View Post
    Ok, I don't want to be critical, but cut the hackle to the size of the hook
    Length of the hackle should be the same length of the hook? If not, what should I be measuring?



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    Default Re: My first tied fly....

    Good job Rick...will catch fish...you can also turn he hackle closer to the head

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    A rough rule of thum with hackles should be 1.5 times the hook gap. But that can vary on tiny and extra long hooks.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: My first tied fly....

    Thanks, Kayo! I get it now.... smaller feather! Should I /can I effectively trim the hackle, or should I just learn from this, and select a smaller feather next time?
    - Rick

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    I would leave it as is and fish it as a streamer.

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