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    Arrow The whole shabang!

    My Caddis control flies for the new season.



    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Baie nice!
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Gerrit what material do you use for the body for those flies especialy the yellow ones?
    i need to get some of that material to stock up for the summer
    Gert Ferreira

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    Very Nice...

    But, Dean would like to know why there are gaps??



    Someone please get this owe lay'd, please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Baie nice!
    Thanks M.

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeZA View Post
    Gerrit what material do you use for the body for those flies especialy the yellow ones?
    i need to get some of that material to stock up for the summer
    Jy moet oplet in die klas. It's called grating foil - the backside material. The body is plain ol dubbing with a few hot spots on selected flies.

    Here are the dressings for the 6 variants. (2x sizes but 4 different weights i.e 1.2g,1.0g,0.8g and 0.6g) Use the first pic and start top left.

    In the order the materials were tied in.

    1.Hook: Daiichi 1120 #8-10
    Bead: 3.8mm Black Tungsten.
    Lead: See my weight chart for more specifics.
    Thread: UTC Grey.
    Body: Dubbing (Rabbit Chartreuse)
    Rib: Fine mono.
    Thorax: SLF Brown.
    Backside: Tan body stretch 3mm.
    Marker: Brown.

    2.Hook: Daiichi 1120 #8-10
    Bead: 3.8mm Gold Tungsten.
    Lead: See my weight chart for more specifics.
    Thread: UTC Grey.
    Body: Dubbing (Awesome Possum Ginger)
    Rib: Fine mono.
    Hotspot:Pink Ice dubbing.
    Thorax: SLF Brown.
    Backside: Grating foil in fl pink.
    Marker: Brown.

    3.Hook: Daiichi 1120 #8-10
    Bead: 3.8mm Black Tungsten.
    Lead: See my weight chart for more specifics.
    Thread: UTC Grey.
    Body: Dubbing (Awesome Possum Yellow)
    Rib: Fine mono.
    Hotspot:Red Ice dubbing.
    Thorax: SLF Brown.
    Backside: Grating foil in olive.
    Marker: Brown.

    4.Hook: Daiichi 1120 #8-10
    Bead: 3.8mm Gold Tungsten.
    Lead: See my weight chart for more specifics.
    Thread: UTC Grey.
    Body: Dubbing (Awesome Possum Ginger)
    Rib: Fine mono.
    Hotspot:Hot yellow Ice dubbing.
    Thorax: SLF Brown.
    Backside: Grating foil brown.
    Marker: Brown.

    5.Hook: Daiichi 1120 #8-10
    Bead: 3.8mm Black Tungsten.
    Lead: See my weight chart for more specifics.
    Thread: UTC Grey.
    Body: Dubbing (Rabbit Chartreuse)
    Rib: Fine mono.
    Thorax: SLF Brown.
    Backside: Grating foil in green.
    Marker: Black.

    The above fly is the same as no.1 but has a different back and a black marker,not brown.

    6.Hook: Daiichi 1120 #8-10 (Pupa)
    Bead: 3.8mm Gold Tungsten.
    Lead: See my weight chart for more specifics.
    Thread: UTC Grey.
    Body: Dubbing (Awesome Possum Ginger)
    Rib: Fine mono.
    Thorax: SLF Brown.
    Backside: Grating foil in tan.
    Marker: Brown.
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 05-09-11 at 05:31 PM.
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    Thanx Gerrit! then i have everything except that colour dubbing! figures......
    one more thing please if i may...... can you make a newby tyer very happy by showing how you did the dubbing on the body to get it as neat as that.
    once again amazing stuff
    Gert Ferreira

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier Fly Fishing View Post
    Very Nice...

    But, Dean would like to know why there are gaps??



    Someone please get this owe lay'd, please...
    Thanks manne, hou maar die koffee warm,ek pop more in.

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeZA View Post
    Thanx Gerrit! then i have everything except that colour dubbing! figures......
    one more thing please if i may...... can you make a newby tyer very happy by showing how you did the dubbing on the body to get it as neat as that.
    once again amazing stuff
    Gert,

    I won't be able to now but to give you a few tips on dubbing; use a fine/waxed thread like UTC 70 denier,Danville 70 denier or Sheer 14/0.Then, for bodies I always use a natural dubbing like Hare or Possum. It's very fine and "grabs" the thread beautifully. If you struggle get additional wax or plain ol prit. Synthetics are always (for me) more of a pain but still manageable.But then I'd use a completely different technique. Also, what you can do is to split your thread (less bulk than dubbing loop)

    Another common mistake I see people do is they chuck a lot of dubbing onto the thread and hope to complete the body with one go cause they're too lazy to add more or just haven't learnt yet. Use a little and add as you go along. Lastly, I didn't just wake up one day and started doing everything right. It takes years of practice,thousands of flies,you must just oefen en oefen and once you think you've oefend enough, oefen some more cause there is alway room for improvement.
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    thanx i understan exactly what you are getting at! the prit and wax is a brilliant idea must try tht for sure!
    thanx a mill for the tips
    Gert Ferreira

    "There is certainly something in fishing that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit, a pure serenity of mind."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Lastly, I didn't just wake up one day and started doing everything right. It takes years of practice,thousands of flies,you must just oefen en oefen and once you think you've oefend enough, oefen some more cause there is alway room for improvement.
    This might sound like a diss, but it's all but. A couple of years ago I would not have tied one of Gerrit's flies to my own tippet ... now though, I reckon (and this is a very honest opinion) that Gerrit is tying some of the finest FISHING flies I've seen! Especially the last couple of months. I don't know how many he ties in a day/week, but it's living proof that the more you do, the better you get. And G's up there, WAY up there!!!
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Hi Gert

    Here's two SBS's that may help you too: (You can of course change the colours etc to suit what you want to imitate)

    Marabou Olive Caddis control fly: http://www.ganador.co.za/marcad.html
    Ginger Caddis control fly: http://www.ganador.co.za/gccf.html

    Shows you the thin dubbing noodles on the thread, etc.

    Cheers
    Mike
    Last edited by Michael; 05-09-11 at 10:30 AM.

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