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  1. #11
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    Default Re: What could I do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by alt1001 View Post
    I'll give it a whirl when the hatch comes on and I have read up a little more
    Better have em before you start seeing them, they will be down your way.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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  2. #12
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    Default Re: What could I do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by alt1001 View Post
    Beauty! What color thread and wire?
    That is tied on a Dai Riki 730 size 16, bead sized to match

    Ulta Wire Red in Small
    Uni 8/0 Red thread
    Peackock Eye Stick herl for thorax
    UTC Large flat pear tinsel
    White or Cream CDC (PetitJean)
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

    "Snap it" Hank Patterson

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    Default Re: What could I do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Better have em before you start seeing them, they will be down your way.
    I can usually fish Cahills in May but it's been very cold (unseasonably) so I think it'll be right on time this year. I'll get 'em tied in Feb.

    I've been tying some Skunkulators this month and had very good luck on the water with them.

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    Default Re: What could I do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by alt1001 View Post
    I want real feedback. Thanks!

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    It looks like you cut the hackle legs to length. Try to get the correct length on the soft hackle "legs" so they taper naturally.



    The best method for doing this is to use a partridge feather and cut back a section from the tip of the feather so you get an empty slot with feathers on each side that you can tie in at the correct length.

    This method is demonstrated by Harry Mason in this SBS of a Copper John, steps 22-26.

    "Copper John - FAOL"
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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