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    Arrow Eyedentical

    I did a few posts on my blog in the Christmas period and forgot to add this one here.

    A good set of Streamer or Bugger flies in my book starts with eyes that are carefully measured and tied in at the exact spot as the next one. To achieve that and to end up with 6 or 60 identical flies you cannot just gauge the distance with your eyes hoping to get it right. You need to actually put in the hard yards and measure them with a ruler or tape. Below are pics of my preparation on a batch of Streamer and Bugger flies where every single eye was carefully measured according to the body materials to be used and the type of pattern I'm going to tie.

    For example; the eyes on Deerhead flies are tied very close to the eye of the hook and for Streamer / Minnow flies a little further back.

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    6mm from hook eye (start of shank) to centre of Sea eye.



    6mm from hook eye (start of shank) to centre of Dumbell.



    3mm from hook eye (start of shank) to centre of I-Balz.



    4mm from hook eye (start of shank) to centre of bath chain.

    Gerrit Viljoen

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    YOU REALLY NEED TO GET LAID. You are losing it!!!!
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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    Stop dressing things, start UNDRESSING FOR A CHANGE.
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    Stop dressing things, start UNDRESSING FOR A CHANGE.
    Heheheheheheh.

    Wait untill you have had the honour of fishing with him.
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    Nice Gerrit, baie methodical daar
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    sjoe, that dedication and attention to detail is commendable!
    i was sitting here considering tying a few flies, then i saw this post and i have to seriously reconsider .

    looking forward to seeing the finished flies

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    Stop dressing things, start UNDRESSING FOR A CHANGE.
    LIKE!

    Awesome work as always G.

    Q: How did you decide on the x mm used, 4 for this, 6 for that, etc? Knowing you this wasn't merely a random number and then sticking to it
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    Have you ever been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder?
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    Maybe you can do a SBS on the preparation and tackle before a 'draad-trek' session?
    Barend Esterhuizen Pr Eng

    "But engineering isn't about perfect solutions; it's about doing the best you can with limited resources."
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmaster View Post
    Maybe you can do a SBS on the preparation and tackle before a 'draad-trek' session?
    Don't think anyone on this forum needs a "draad-trek" SBS
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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