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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Fly Tying the Hairwing Blue Charm (Green Butt)

Hairwing Blue Charm Green Butt Step By Step,

For Robin Squires.... tied by Chris Sinclair

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 08:25 AM
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Chris , you tie a very good looking and durable fly !!

I must comment about tying in the ribbing though . Lash the ribbing material on the underside of the shank and slightly offset to the side furthest away from you . This will ensure the ribbing will start directly to the underside of the body . There is no "fishing" reason for this , just for esthetics only .
What might be a "fishing" reason , is the use of black thread as a base for the chartreuse wool . Once wet , bright colours can become opaque and the black thread can bleed through the bright body covering . I have witnessed this happening on some of my early ties with wool . As with floss , that requires an underbody base of either white thread (or same colour as the floss) or tinsel to show the true colour once wet , wool can be the same . More so with single wraps of wool or thin strand wool . I usually start all my flies with white thread , then switch over to dub a body or up until I finish the head with another colour .


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you, Yes I've noticed about the rib, I think its because of the wire used, but it could be technique also! I will use white thread from now on! Thanks !


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