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 Post subject: Re: Legs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Yeah, Peewee.....I'm sure you're right. Thanks for the pics and ideas, WK.

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 Post subject: Re: Legs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:04 pm 
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Well let me ramble on a bit more.....
I tried a few new ideas last night on the inverted hook. I used a size 16 curved emerger hook inverted and tied a sulphur dun on it. Those duns have prominent wings and even the RS2 style patterns I normally tie just don't seem to attain the silhouette like the natural IMO. So taking that into consideration I tied the wing in differently. I tied the wing in tips toward the eye like normal but then pulled up both the butts and tips then dubbed in front and back to stand them together. Next I made one wrap of yellow hackle trimmed top and bottom for sparse legs. Lastly I trimmed the wing butts short to look like the secondary wings on the natural and the wide lower section of the main wings. This is as much for floatation as profile but I really am trying to get fatter and more upright teardrop shaped wings. Not sure how this bug will ride on the water but at this point I am thinking that even if it tips over it will still make for a nice cripple pattern. I will try to post up a picture tonight when I get home. The fly looks very much like the dun pictured on my Son's finger below. The hook point sits right at the leading edge of the wing and hook ups should not be a problem because I consistently stuck my finger while tying the darn thing!
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 Post subject: Re: Legs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:40 am 
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Sorry, didn't get any pics last night. Didn't even get to sit at the desk. Had a big wingding going away/17th birthday party for my Daughter with a bunch of family and friends over for supper etc. We move Emily to Hartsville for the Governors School on Friday. Say a prayer for my Wife (and Son) in dealing with empty nest syndrome. I think this is gonna be a tough weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Legs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:27 pm 
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All I can say is it lands upright on the desktop most everytime.


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 Post subject: Re: Legs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:28 pm 
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That thing looks like its crawling!!

What are the legs made of?

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 Post subject: Re: Legs
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:12 pm 
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I'll PM you on it. Might be someone to run across this that I'd rather not know the answer. :D


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