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Old 02-15-2013, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: Brian's one a month challenge.

OK, so the big snowstorm last weekend put a kink in my plans. The fly shop did not open on Saturday because of 2 feet of snow, and they normally don't open on Sunday to begin with. Thankfully I had time to go on Wed. and pick up the stuff I needed. So here is the latest attempt at the Mickey Finn. I left out the red thread completely, going with the more traditional body. This is the body using just tinsel and silver wire. I also got more disciplined with my head. I noticed on my other flies the head just got away from me and looked big and ugly. I tried to keep the head no more than 2 eye lengths back, and now it looks more well proportioned.

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I still don't like how wild the bucktail looks, alas not much I can do about it without finding better tails. I do have a question. Would kip tail work better, especially on the smaller flies like this #12 Tiemco 300? Or how about craft fur? I bought some white craft fur for next months fly, and looking at it I think it might make a more neater looking hair wing, but having not actually used it yet I can't make much of an expert opinion.
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