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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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This is from Malone, tied on a size 1 Mustad 3399 (vintage stock)

A nice wee irish fly.

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wonderful job Eunan
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Wow Eunan, that is done to perfection in my eyes !!
It is a great fishing pattern too
Your material placement is spot on my friend ... outstanding !!


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Thumbs up Niiiice.

Hey Eunan, how do you get the head so neat....none of mine look that neat.....

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Thanks for the kind words.

Tassiespey - for the head i use the 5 on 3 off technique.

The wing is on first - 5 (or more) tight wraps always going towards the eye.
Always count how many thread wraps, the idea is to go back to only two wraps when tying in the next component, then repeat the same process.

I try to keep the butts of the wing and sides on until the very end, just when i'm ready to finish the head. Then i cut them all off at an angle down from the top - the longest fibrers should remaing at the bottom.
On this one, when i did the horns, i tied them in, then pulled the butts around on the opposite side, to create some shape. This was the first time i'd done it this way and i like how it provides a platform for the head shape and to hold the head shaping thread wraps.
Always use waxed thread as the tackiness of the wax allows for the wraps to hold each other and prevent them slipping forward.
Use only the amount of wraps needed tocover and hold the butts, plus a few extra for the desired shape.

Essentially, you should not be putting on 10-15 wraps when you tie each material.

I hope this helps
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Nice one Eunan. That's a good coho-charmer: Just judging from what I've seen in the past. And where every bit helps the details on the horns sure helps for me. Thanks!
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Thanks Eunan, out onto the bench and give it a go, torrential rain here this morning and blowing 30+ knots, so i will be indoors for a wee while.

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