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    My friend Gary was tying these at the most recent club meeting and I thought I'd share his video.
    I've also included a photo of Gary working hard for some fish

    [ame]http://youtu.be/QCi45_CsAZ4[/ame]

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    Rip: Very nice technique for tying a streamer where the tail won't get fouled in the hook! I see Gary takes his surf fishing very serious!
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    Interesting way to tie streamers,thanks for sharing RipNext time ask Gary to take off his waders before sunbathing

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    That's a heck of an idea, I'm already thinking of how I can apply to replacing furled bodies on some flies!
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    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    I may have to try this with a Reynold's Pike fly. It would be great to be able to do them without the weed gaurd. I say weed gaurd but it's real purpose is to keep the tail from wrapping the hook. Thanks for posting that.

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    So Clever!! I should have thought of that years ago. Does anyone have a link/picture/recipe of a "Snake" fly??? From what I remember of seeing on a while back it has a very long tail that may benefit from this technique.

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    What a neat trick, thanks for sharing.

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    nice work. you should call it a thingamafeather..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausablebrown View Post
    So Clever!! I should have thought of that years ago. Does anyone have a link/picture/recipe of a "Snake" fly??? From what I remember of seeing on a while back it has a very long tail that may benefit from this technique.
    The Tabory snake fly traditionally has a tail of ostrich herl, but saddle hackle has long been acceptable too.
    If you were to tie the snake fly with a bunny tail you'd almost be required to use either the technique in the video or a "mono loop support" as the hydrolics of water passing around the deerhair head would foul the tail for sure.

    BUNNY Mono loop support
    I tie my mono loop support in a bit differently than pictured in this link
    Instead on tying the loop in and then tying in the tail resting on the loop, I tie in my tail first and then tie the loop on top .
    You then pull the tail up through the loop, trapping it in place.

    Here's a traditional Tabory snake fly
    http://www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/sbssnake_fly.htm
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    Thanks RIP, what I saw must have been a hybridized version, either that or just mis-named because I'm pretty sure it was made with a bunny strip. You said they have been made with hackle feathers; that would be quite a pricey fly these days! By the way, the fad is not completely dead. I saw Steven Tyler wearing a quarter grizzly saddle on each side of his wig earlier this week on TV.

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