Spey Pages - View Single Post - Third attempt at married wing
View Single Post
post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 08:21 AM
CSFT
Registered User
 
CSFT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,284
Thumbs up Hope This Info Helps

Nate,

All of us who tie believe our flies are a work in progress. You show obvious talent and ability as a tyer.

My suggestion on body proportions is a simple solution. A small ruler and extra fine point Sharpie. Then mark the the underbody with the head size, the location of the body segments and when needed allow for the ostrich herl wraps (approx 3/32" or 2 mm) between the segments. Be sure to allow for the throat wraps as well. Start the tip/tag area directly above the barb of the hook and the rest will fall into place.

I'm not trying to steal any fire from your post...but I've attached a couple of photos that illustrate what I mean about marking the underbody.

Cheers,
George

Petri Heil,
George
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits - Albert Einstein

Last edited by CSFT; 05-14-2017 at 08:35 AM.
CSFT is offline  
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome