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Thread: Cute trick to tie off thorax

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    nice tip, thanks
    Regards
    Craig

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    What is the point of this tie down? To hide thread behind bead? If so I can still see the thread btw. And it's an additional step??

    But will try it when I tie off again thanks.
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 20-05-11 at 10:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy View Post
    Neat trick, only question I have is, how durable is this method as apposed to a whip finish?
    Even when a fly is whip finished, after a few trouts, it needs to be replaced.
    Pretty durable, if you tie it tight enough... And pull tight!

    Dizzy, I see you still living in fourways (As per your user info? Enjoying the Cape?
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    Hah, haven't changed it yet Liam.
    Yeah, its been good.
    And I've got to do quite a bit of fishin right before the river season comes to an end.

    We should get some fishing in some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Much more durable than a whip. Grant showed this to me some time back, I have used it ever since, and never had a fly unravel on me. I use waxed dental floss for the pull through, it slides nice and easily.
    Was thinking that floss would be a decent substitute for waxed thread

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    Neat little trick there Grant. Just tied one and it worked beautifully. Thanks
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    Nice tip. Thanks Grant.
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    Glad i could help!

    Gerrit, it's just to try and make the fly look a bit neater and not have that big bulk of thread between the bead and the thorax. Probably makes no difference to the fish, but makes a difference to me, and in my opinion confidence in the flies you tie gets you half way to catching the fish with them.

    If you think about it, This is quite a durable tie off. The thread is not exposed so will not wear on a fish's mouth as might happen if you whip finish and leave the thread exposed, but now i am just trying too hard to find excuses for my actions! I just do it cos i think it's cool.
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    I posted this pic in Shamwari's thread, but thought i would post it here to show a bit of a neater application of this technique. The dubbing is pretty much flush with the bead for this one and is a better example of how it could look. Apologies for the bad pic but you will get the idea of what i mean.


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    I whip finish all my flies and NEVER use head cement, have no probs with comming loose.

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    Last edited by poppernel; 20-05-11 at 06:45 PM.
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