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    Default Re: What have you been tying today?

    RS2 Pink Albert


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    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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    Little Tie along of a foam wing. Really like how this floats. Simple foam sheets from any big box craft store.

    Tie in the mallard flank...


    ...then the stripped grizzly hackle for rib...


    ...then the dubbin


    tied in...


    foam sheets from big box craft stores..


    cut a slim strip off...


    give foam strip hour glass figure where to be tied in...


    snip foam in shape of wing...


    tied in wing...


    dubbin around wing...


    tie in jungle cock soft hackle...


    finished...


    Meet the
    Foamy Miller


    Hope you enjoyed the tie along.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by noreaster View Post
    Little Tie along of a foam wing. Really like how this floats. Simple foam sheets from any big box craft store.
    Phil
    Have you fished that or just given it the "float test" ?
    'cuz it looks like it would twist your leader something fierce.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Phil
    Have you fished that or just given it the "float test" ?
    'cuz it looks like it would twist your leader something fierce.
    No on the fished. Yes on the float test. I have little to no experience on foamy flies.
    It sat kinda like the klinks sit.
    Please help me understand my errors. Do you mean twist on a drift and strip?
    If wings were tied flatter would it help?
    "Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by noreaster View Post
    No on the fished. Yes on the float test. I have little to no experience on foamy flies.
    It sat kinda like the klinks sit.
    Please help me understand my errors. Do you mean twist on a drift and strip?
    If wings were tied flatter would it help?
    Dry flies with prominent wings tend to "helicopter" when cast on a light tippet. Twisting the leader into an unusable mess.
    I'm betting that your foam wings will catch so much air that they'll be pretty much uncastable on any tippet.
    For a dry fly, you might try a foam post with a parachute hackle. That's not going to "helicopter"
    Other wise try tying your foam down like the shell back on a humpy
    You could actually do both at once on a parachute humpy
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    It could twist during the cast, big Wulffs and split wings, even little spent tricos have a tendency to do the same unless you use a heavier tippet. Maybe a thinner foam and slimmer wing profile. That said I would short cast it mend the nuts off for a down stream drift and skate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Dry flies with prominent wings tend to "helicopter" when cast on a light tippet. Twisting the leader into an unusable mess.
    I'm betting that your foam wings will catch so much air that they'll be pretty much uncastable on any tippet.
    For a dry fly, you might try a foam post with a parachute hackle. That's not going to "helicopter"
    Other wise try tying your foam down like the shell back on a humpy
    You could actually do both at once on a parachute humpy
    Roger,

    I will go back to the drawing board and see what I come up with.

    Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noreaster View Post
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    It sat kinda like the klinks sit.
    Also, the mallard breast is not stiff enough to hold the ass-end up out of the water.
    On a fly that size, you going to have to use some kind of hair, like buck tail.
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