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Thread: The hardcore fly-tyer...breaking the rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Elliott View Post
    Mike, how the heck do you tie a zak that quickly? Do you use the original pattern with stripped pecock herl and "plaiting"?
    I think it’s in the preparation; I soak the Peacock Hearl in benzene for a few minutes then strip them with an eraser. I do about 10 at a time and normally buy 2 packets at a time, so when you open my tying kit, you will see 2 packets, 1 stripped, 1 non.. I do this while watching TV or something else…

    I said somewhere else, I try tie my fly’s in sets, and will try do 4 or 5 in a size, starting big and then going smaller, the first one might take 5 minutes to get the proportions correct, but there after, I just follow what worked before.

    No I don’t plat, I spin, its just a style, so you don’t have to be perfect, also they are designed to catch fish, not fishermen…

    I also tie patterns that take a bit of time, but they look scruffy and aren’t exactly to the “book”, but they still catch fish, the fly’s I take time to tie are Parachute Styles, only because of the Para Post…

    Keep It Simple Stupid.

    Armand, I have spoken to someone who has see your BOX’s, I think he saw 3, and was quite blown away, please will you take a pick and post it???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Shelton View Post
    As promised, some pictures of my spider like flies. Note, no two exactly alike....but all essentially the same thing

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    Hi Chris,

    The top pic looks very much like one Neil ties, and has good success with. I tie my Klinkies in a very similar way, obviously minus the tail. You should try and tie up some patterns using CDC, it adds a hell of a lot of movement to the fly !

    Regards,
    Darryl
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Hi Chris,

    The top pic looks very much like one Neil ties, and has good success with. I tie my Klinkies in a very similar way, obviously minus the tail. You should try and tie up some patterns using CDC, it adds a hell of a lot of movement to the fly !

    Regards,
    Darryl
    Yeah, pretty much the same...also parachute style. I think 100's of guys tie something similar to this though...nothing new to it. Only difference with mine is that I bend the rules more with to regard to proportions. My hackles are longer and sparser.....more spider like. I agree about the CDC.
    Last edited by Chris Shelton; 23-11-06 at 06:34 PM.
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