Thanks again Gentlemen.Nice work!
I would LOVE for a little more details on how some of you do tinsel and floss heads. I did it once and it turned out so bad I never went there again. I think it's a very nice way to finish.
So any pointers would be great!
Thanks Tom - Now I know. I spotted the pattern, and without specified instruction "tackled" it as before keeping bulk to a minimum as much as possible.Beautiful fly; nice job.
The old school way of finishing off that kind of head would be to tie off the tinsel at the front of the head, varnish the head and let it tack up, then wrap back toward the wing with just the right length of material to wrap and finish butting up to the wing on the underside-since it is sometimes difficult to get just the right length of material to do this is, it is perfectly ok to wrap back to the wing and then carefully secure the end of the tinsel/hurl, wool with a half hitch. A wrap or two of small diameter thread (14/0) is really not that visible at that point. Just a suggestion to try-there's more than one way to skin the cat...