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Thread: Deer hair bodies - alternative to spinning

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    Default Deer hair bodies - alternative to spinning

    Herehttp://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=1177 I made mention of spinning deer hair in a loop instead of spinning around the shank. Some folks were interested in some pics of this technique so here goes. My pics use everybody's favourite pellet imitation as an example:

    Step 1 is a tail of klipspringer
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    Step 2 shows the thread waxed and split, with a bundle of trimmed deerhair inserted (DH sue to a severe lack of KS)
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    Step 3 Here the bundle is spread out by means of light finger pressure
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    Step 4 The hair is spun into a brush and roughly trimmed
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    Step 5 The brush is wound onto the shank
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    Step 6 Once again roughly trimmed
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    Awesome, thanks a lot.

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    Step 7 The spinning process is repeated, but this time with a few hair tips, wrapped on and tied off. I also tied in two crystal flash strands as per the original
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    Apologies for the photo quality. No tripod, and some of the pics had to be taken with bobbin in one hand and the camera in the other.

    Hope this clarifies the technique some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Awesome, thanks a lot.
    Shees...its like you are looking over my shoulder!

    Only a pleasure

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    Now this needs to be given a try- looks one hell of allot faster than traditional spinning... thanks Armand.
    " Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." -Dennis Wholey

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    Nice post Armand, and definitely a technique I'll try. One thing I notice is that the density of the body is nowhere near what it is on a spun body, but I like the effect and in my mind its almost like a new fly.

    What I like too, is that it should be quite easy to mix a few different colours of hair and achieve a nice mottled effect rather than one uniform colour.

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    Remember the 3D caddis? Armand

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIGJAM View Post
    Remember the 3D caddis? Armand
    Borger? Yip, my favourite is made from a brush made of seals fur.

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    [QUOTE=ShaunF;25329]One thing I notice is that the density of the body is nowhere near what it is on a spun bodyQUOTE]

    The following is an extract from the post mentioned above:

    Quote Originally Posted by armand View Post
    Not as bouyant as a spun and packed body
    This style is however more bouyant than you would think, there is lots of surface area for floatant to cling to.

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    now that is SOOOOOOO cool!
    No one does it smaller then me!

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