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Old 03-24-2013, 08:52 PM
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Tried something different.

While at BassPro I saw a young man tying a fly with a technique I had not seen before. He was working with the craft hair, tied a long tail in that the back of the hook, then created a long lope of thread that he spun with a small spinning tool . He worked some more white craft hair into the loop a couple times, then some olive craft hair. He then tighten the loop, removed the spinner and then palmered the material on to the fly, creating fuller bodied fly.

He showed my how to bend a large paper clip to make a "make do" spinner tool.

The top fly is the one he made. Second is my first try, third my second try.

I felt my olive fur was not working as well as the stuff the BassPro guy used so I grabbed some other random stuff in my box to try for the bottom fly.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:05 PM
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Welcome to the world of dubbing loops. Next thing you have to try is making your own dubbing brushes. Very similar but have cores of wire rather than thread which makes them nearly indestructable. Take a trip over to youtube. Tons of videos.

Your flies look great! Blues and stripers are going to love them.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:52 PM
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Bob, try some using marabou in the dubbing loop and the fly will come to life in the water. I've been tying them like that for years and they work nicely.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:12 PM
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Thanks Ks, I've actually started a few flies trying various materials in the loop.
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