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    Hey Chaps

    Here are some more I have been playing around with, could you guys in the know give me some adive as to how I am doing...
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    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    Hey Chaps

    Here are some more I have been playing around with, could you guys in the know give me some adive as to how I am doing...
    HI Shamwari,

    Glad to see that you are trying and doing well with your fly tying. Your last fly is spun well, finer points will come as you go. NICE.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    Hey Chaps

    Here are some more I have been playing around with, could you guys in the know give me some adive as to how I am doing...
    They look magic, lemme see when I see u

    LOL
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    Jules,
    All your conrtol flies posted look good. They will all do the job...
    Now it's time for the nymps & caddis in # 14 - 18.
    Choose your pattern and tie 3 in each size, i.e. 3 x 14, 3 x 16, 3 x 18. all in the same pattern.
    Then do a different pattern as above.
    It's amazing how repititon helps to "iron out" the wobbles.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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    I will give it a bash, spinning the dear hair was tricky on the DDD, especially trimming the bugger in such a way so as not to cut his tail off...

    One material that I am really enjoying is the Raffia I use for the shellback, that stuff makes those czech nymphs look super realistic.

    I have bought that book from DWAF about the aquatic insect life which I am using as a guide line for colour and shape etc...helps a lot
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris williams View Post
    They look magic, lemme see when I see u

    LOL
    Will bring em along and feed them some Gil's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    Jules,
    All your conrtol flies posted look good. They will all do the job...
    Now it's time for the nymps & caddis in # 14 - 18.
    Choose your pattern and tie 3 in each size, i.e. 3 x 14, 3 x 16, 3 x 18. all in the same pattern.
    Then do a different pattern as above.
    It's amazing how repititon helps to "iron out" the wobbles.
    Ihave noticed that the more I tie, the better one gets, you learn and try new tricks etc..

    I also tied a klinky, forgot to put the photo on, I battled to tie the hackle off and finish the fly off neatly though, but it is getting there.
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    HI Shamwari,

    Glad to see that you are trying and doing well with your fly tying. Your last fly is spun well, finer points will come as you go. NICE.

    Dave
    Cheers Dave...this is super fun...I procured a new Peak vice from Mike Newby...ek kan nie waaaaaggggg nie!!!!
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Man, 10 years on, and I wish I could tie a DDD like that!

    Well done
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    Nice - well done. I hate spinning dear hair so I don't bother tying ddd's - since I use them so infrequently I rather buy them (I always manage to chop the tail off).
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