That Guy in PEI.....
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atlantic Salmon rivers of Eastern Canada
Practice IS the way Dai. Take three different colored goose shoulders(matched) and make about a dozen three colored wings, now just tie tie and retie them onto a bare hook. You'll get a feel for for setting them on top of the hook and you'll know immediately if they slide to one side or the other.
Jean-Paul Dessaigne's site has some incredible instruction on setting married wings. Actually Jean-Paul covers every step with pictures and video. Sometimes hard to navigate as it is an all french site but worth the trouble.
All I can say is pinch the wings tightly, secure a loose wrap and pull slowly either up or down while continueing to pinch the wings. Only after you feel the wing is secure do i release my grip on the wing,, add to this lots and lots more practice.
As for your fly it really is quite nice and it's been cool to watch your progression this winter. Your patterns 12 months from now are really going to be something to see.
There are only two options, you can fish above me or B-LOW me!!!!!
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East Coast Skagisil Jedi
DON'T BE A VOGT............