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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-10-2020, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, hope those of you who can are spending the day with the moms in your family. for me it was a bench morning, had a vision for this, but went all wrong while trimming. starting to use a double sided razor for trimming and went a little to deep in the black deer hair, damn those things are sharp , will give it another shot, and next time hopefully won't go so deep, stay well in this time of transition everyone, Cameron
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-10-2020, 06:51 PM
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Awesome Cameron! Fish catcher for sure!

I like the colors as well! I may try to copy it tonight if you don’t mind??
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Oh I'd swing that
I'm not a fan of the razors ... I just can't get comfortable with them. I prefer my sharp scissors for trimming ... just because I'm comfortable using them.
I like the colour scheme you have going on there. I'm sure it would take an east coast salmon for sure !!
What is the hook you used ??


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Razors have a mind of their own! All the same, I like that fly a bunch!
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thanks Mike, its a 2421 sz4, cameron
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V2.0, didn't notice i forgot the tail till setting the swords , getting closer, cameron
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Looks to me that the size of hook would sink the lot..

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Looks to me that the size of hook would sink the lot..

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Malcolm, do you think that because the hair is to sparse or since its tied short, its a light wire 2421 sz4, was thinking of fishing it just in the film not really on top per se, any help/advice always appreciated, thanks, Cameron

ps. the first or second fly?
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Hitched it will fish the film nicely
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Ooo, I like the second version...tail-less looks good
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Malcolm, do you think that because the hair is to sparse or since its tied short, its a light wire 2421 sz4, was thinking of fishing it just in the film not really on top per se, any help/advice always appreciated, thanks, Cameron

ps. the first or second fly?
In my opinion, both will sink.
Keith is right, give them a hitch and they will ride in the surface film nicely, even in faster currents.
A misconception is that all muddlers float, they don't. You need a lot of deer hair to keep a fly floating on the swing. Bombers too will eventually sink if untreated.
I tie a sparse head muddler (a little less than yours) and give them a hitch on the river and they fish somewhere in the surface film to an inch or two below. With no hitch, they sink deep after a couple casts and being water logged.


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thanks for the tips gents, cameron
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