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Thread: Extended mayfly bodies and shucks.

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    Default Extended mayfly bodies and shucks.

    On Pascal Cognard's conference, he told the story of how he caught a trout, during one of the world championships, that was feeding on the shucks of mayflies.
    I had an old way of tie the shucks and extended mayfly bodies.
    I found this "new way" of tying extended mayfly bodies and that can be used as a shuck imitation as well.

    Watch the video clip at the end. So easy.
    as the author said, he can tie 10 in the time that it would normally take to tie 1.
    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter...extended-body/
    Korrie Broos

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    the hackle trick is also a neat way of tying the hackle.
    Korrie Broos

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    Hey Korrie

    I have tried this trick a few times, works really well, just have to be light on the dubbing so its not too thick.

    It works well for nymphs too, the little bit of air caught in the dubbing makes the tail point upward, gives it some nice action waving about in the currents.

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    awesome video Korrie...

    nice trick and cuts out lots of time id say. love working with silicone so this i will play around with
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    Thanks Korrie - very nice share
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    I agree, thanx Korrie, this really is a super way of doing the extended bodies! He has to be an engineer... ;-p

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    With the silicone permeated thru the dubbing, that body will probably be industrucable.
    a lovely saturday afternoon task. Making 50 or 60 bodies in different colors etc.
    once you have the knack of it, probably less than an hours work to make up the 60 bodies or so.
    Korrie Broos

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    Thanks Korrie, very cool
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    Not just mayfly bodies. Not perfect but you get the idea

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    Nice dude, that's how I tie them. Very cool indeed. I won't lie though, ha ha, I have never fished it! Still need to test, let me know if you have any luck.

    J
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