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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tied in hand?

When you guys say tied in hand do you mean no vise? As in you hold the hook?

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Yup .

Materials management is the key .
Meaning the pattern is chosen , all materials are selected and laid out in a fashion that is ready for the tie in .
Good quality wax is essential . You learn to use the single hand half hitch as well . A great way for learning thread tension/pressure , as well as winding ribbing and hackle .
I do use a thread bobbin though , I find it very convenient






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Where did you start Mike? Was there a book or other such resource that you would reccomend?
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Where did you start Mike? Was there a book or other such resource that you would reccomend?
It was out of necessity . I was suffering from a bad case of tennis elbow . I could not raise my hands to the vise or place them out in front of me . Some fine motor skills were lost as well at certain angles . Being addicted to feathers and irons , I had to try . I remember a Ken Campbell (caihlen) tying in hand , not for necessity , but for tradition . His flies were unique and fishy as they come !! It was his posts that inspired me to try and keep the feathers flowing . I'm not one to pick up a "how to" book .... more of a "pick it up and give it a try" kind of guy . I did a little research and asked a few questions and gave it a go . Whether right or wrong in techniques and methods , I'm having fun doing it

My elbow has since healed , about 95% .... I have some damage that can only be fixed through surgery . I swap back and forth with the vise and to "in hand" tying . All of my quill wing flies , including Dee and married wing flies are done in hand . While most (75%) of my mixed wing flies are in the vise . I'm still trying to perfect the transfer of the mixed wing fibers with one hand to the hook . The "solid" wings seem to be much easier . The multi-fiber wings tend to mis-align and drive me crazy !! It is a constant learning process for me .

I have found that I tie a more durable fly now days , whether done in hand or in the jaws . I have a new understanding of thread tension , material control , winding and thread placement . In a sense , it has helped me with the vise as well .






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wax wax wax wax wax wax wax!!

Like Mike, tying in-hand has helped me with my in-vise technique. Plus, I've found a lot more uses for all my fingers than I used to.

If I owned a recliner, I'd probably never use a vise again, especially if it was one of those massage chairs...
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Wax

Everybody well said that!!!!
Just add..... SLOW DOWN and enojoy everymoment.
Lot of WAX!!!!!

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Thanks guys.

When I get around to trying it, you'll be the first to see the work.

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