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    Default Articulated Fish spine

    I don't know how long this system has existed, but I do like it.
    The life like movement of this fly is amazing. Might be a bit tricky to tie and shape, but must be worth it.

    http://flymenfishingcompany.org/prod...ed-fish-spine/
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    clever idea, very easy to make with thick piano wire.
    I dont think that it is difficult to tie and shape.
    You do one section at a time, and tie in the next section and the next.
    All with some dubbing brushes.
    (i did not watch the video, but that is how it looks to me)

    PS: I think that Gerrit did something similar, but not so many components
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    I tried tying this fly last night and I can say with confidence, it will take some practice. Mine looks like a mongrel stray that lost some hair in a fight. The main thing is to find the correct synthetic to use that will cover the joints better, I tried Mirror Image as I thought it may have the correct stiffness and bulk. EP fibres are the next venture, have seen it used and looked great.

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    Good job, how about an SBS?

    Have you got a clip of it swimming?
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    Chris Bladen showed some something like this on Sunday - it looks amazing in the water!!!! He made all the joints himself from steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Good job, how about an SBS?

    Have you got a clip of it swimming?
    Thanks! I could try my hand a SBS, but I will only do that once I feel I have perfected it which could take some time.

    I only finished the fly at 11pm last night, so maybe after work I may get a gap to test it in the pool if the sun is still around by the time I get hom for a change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    ... it looks amazing in the water!!!! He made all the joints himself from steel.
    I found a clip yes, it does look bedonnerd, and I've been on a whole baitfish/profile fly kick the last few weeks, this makes my flies look like they should be retired.

    I'm going to play with it and see if I can't make my own segments, time and effort involved permitting ofcourse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ko7Ad View Post
    I only finished the fly at 11pm last night, so maybe after work I may get a gap to test it in the pool if the sun is still around by the time I get hom for a change.
    Cool, that would be great, did you also use a brush for the body ?

    I really need to get myself a brush tool, my baitfish tying requires it urgently.
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    Frizz Fibre from H2O works fantastic for spinning.
    http://www.fishient.com/materials/frizz_fibre.htm
    Not too stiff as the Steve Farrar, not too soft. trims easily.
    available in a plenty of colors.
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    I buy a dozen or so of the white Frizz Fibre at a time.
    Then tie up plenty of flies, all in white and color it to the color I want at the water , with permanent markers.
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Frizz Fibre from H2O works fantastic for spinning.
    http://www.fishient.com/materials/frizz_fibre.htm
    Not too stiff as the Steve Farrar, not too soft. trims easily.
    available in a plenty of colors.
    I will give it a bash! I was concerned that it may be diffucult to stack the fibres so as not to fold back to much like a brush fly and make it look like a wet cat in the water. lol

    But lets try it anyway!
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