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    Default Davie McPhail Ties a Rusty Rat in 2 Minutes

    Davie is always reminding people to take their time tying, but decided to go for speed here (My thread title should have read 3 minutes):
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj7szT7qOYs]YouTube - Tying a 3 minute Rusty Rat with Davie McPhail[/ame]

    In music, it's often best to practice slowly in order to acheive speed. Davie is proof that this works, and there isn't a single wasted motion that I can see. I
    do enjoy taking my time, but have learned quite a bit from Davie's very deliberate tying videos.

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    Default Re: Davie McPhail Ties a Rusty Rat in 2 Minutes

    Thanks for that Frank. I love watching him tie. He always has more room for a head than any tier I've seen yet all of his proportions look perfect.

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    That guy drives me nuts with how simple he makes everything look.

    I've watched almost all of his videos and nothing has been as easy as he makes it look.

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    I swear every time I watch that guy in some places it looks as if he is using three hands. Either way he is amazing.

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    Thumbs up Re: Davie McPhail Ties a Rusty Rat in 2 Minutes

    Not a U-tube fan, but there is one exception .. Davie's ties. E mail in-box goes BING and I'm off for a mental coffee break.

    fae
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    Default Re: Davie McPhail Ties a Rusty Rat in 2 Minutes

    Agree with everybody about Davie's skill. I think he does the best "how to tie" videos out there. I've learned much from watching them, especially about various shrimp/prawn style patterns.
    Gary

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    Default Re: Davie McPhail Ties a Rusty Rat in 2 Minutes

    Thanks Frank; nice video. Whatever that guy ties, it always comes out looking either perfect or pretty close to it.

    Pocono

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    Default Re: Davie McPhail Ties a Rusty Rat in 2 Minutes

    Hi Guys,
    I have to say that after watching Davie tie just a few flies, my thread wraps dropped off dramatically. I no longer tie in tail fibers with a randomly chosen number of wraps, and try to limit myself to the absolute minimum. My flies hold up just as well as when I used more thread, and that was my only concern with less wraps.

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    Davie is an awesome tyer. I have always enjoyed watching his videos. It must be nice to be that good. He does make it look easy. Something tells me he spent a tremendous time at the vise honing his skills, and now he is reaping the rewards.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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