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Just finished the new Shewey book, which I enjoyed completely!

The problem now is which fly to tie to start with?

This book has opened a new territory for me but something that I've been wanting to do for some time now, hair wings.

Start simple or start with the favorites?

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Although seemingly Simplistic

Hairwings have a skill set of their own, Proportions Material manipulation, post preperation etc etc.

I would say start with simplistic favorites, I know not much guidance. some materials are more forgiving than others. also consider durability when your tying, that hair, Squirrel, Bear Fox can be mighty slippery

Just my two cents
 

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Start simple and get the basics down. Then move on and show us some spectacular ties!!

I remembered a while back, you had mentioned you wanted to get into hairwings, that's why I sent those flies along with the lines. A bit of inspiration and some idea of proportions and such.

Pick a pleasing, simple tie and show us what you come up with. We'll help you from there.

-Bill
 

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Bill those flies you sent me were killers!

I will take the advice of the pros and start with something on the easy side and work my way through the book.

You mentioned different materials are easier? Which hairs are the easy ones?

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Hairs

Squirrel and buck tail are tough from my experience
 

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squirrel is the WORST!! I dont even use it anymore... I just use the flies wayne ties for me with the junk! fishes great, ties terrible! fox IMO doesnt fish as nice as some others but is really easy to tie with... may be a good way to practice?
 

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c'mon J show the Squirrel some love

Shewey's method for small heads and a dab of crazy glue and BOB is your uncle :chuckle::chuckle:
 

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I was thinking the Black Max. It looks fairly straight forward but you never know. I'll try it then post the flee and guys can critique.

Thanks for the input.

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This talk of slippery materials reminded me I have a good bit of black bear (might be brownie mixed in, taxidermy scraps) if either of you guys want a couple chunks. I can't remember the last time I used it
 

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Thanks Buddy I am good

Take him up Border tons of haiwings for Bear
 

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Also undertaker

Great fly for black bear and popular out in your neck as a comeback fly
 

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The one thing the book does not reference is the size of the flies? What is the typical size used?
 
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