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  • Reply to: How to act right   13 hours 50 min ago

    In the putting on of the waders - I didn’t see where you mentioned putting on the all important wading belt.

  • Reply to: Ray's Fly...and tweaking...   13 hours 50 min ago

    How's it going Pete. You and the pups are well.

    Art

  • Reply to: Do you like this site?   2 weeks 1 day ago

    John,

    Both Ko-fi an Patreon accept payments with PayPal, so the options can both be used in the US as well as in Europe and the rest of the world.

    Martin

  • Reply to: Do you like this site?   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Any american way to donate bucks? PayPal? Band Check?

  • Reply to: Rattlesnake Streamer   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Great Pattern....Can't wait to try it!

  • Reply to: Real Enough!   1 month 1 week ago

    James,

    The shrimp fly was submitted for an article many, many years ago, and there was only this one finished fly and no other information: no materials, no description, no step-by-step.

    The only way to get it tied is probably to arm yourself with some LCR (Lagathu very likely used epoxy), some mono eyes, a bit of hair and dubbing, rib etc. and start experimenting.

    Martin

  • Reply to: Real Enough!   1 month 1 week ago

    i was just wondering if there are any videos or step by step instructions on how to tie the Lagathu's shrimp fly ? I found lots of pics on the global fly fisher site just cant seem to find a how to make section any help on this would be very helpful thank you

  • Reply to: Tom's Vise   2 months 1 day ago

    Congratulations Tom, when I saw the drawings, the metal and wood parts and the design I thought of a project in style Leonardo da Vinci, magnificent.

  • Reply to: Twisto Caddis & Missing Link   2 months 1 week ago

    Thanks, Martin
    I’ll keep trying. Really nice looking fly.
    Joe

  • Reply to: Twisto Caddis & Missing Link   2 months 1 week ago

    Joe,

    In order for things to furl, they really need to be twisted a lot.

    In technique shown, you need some long fibered dubbing and you need to twist it into a dense yarn before it furls. Grab each end of a bit of the dubbing and pull it out to about a couple of centimeters or shy of 1 inch in length.

    Twist one end between thumb and index finger while holding it tight in the other end. Counting turns isn't easy, but 10-20 turns is probably a good goal. This should result in an almost smooth, spiraled yarn, that furls willingly around itself when you double it. It's important not to let go of either end at any time during and after the process. It will be locked when you tie it in.

    Maybe practice with a little piece of real yarn to master the technique - or simply use yarn and brush it a bit afterwards.

    Martin

  • Reply to: Twisto Caddis & Missing Link   2 months 1 week ago

    I cannot spin the dubbing enough to get it to furl on itself. It looks like a loop off the back of the hook. Do you have any tricks or suggestions to spin it more?
    Thanks. Really like the look of the Twisto Caddis.....or at least YOUR Twisto Caddis!
    Joe

  • Reply to: Do me a favor: go fishing!   2 months 2 weeks ago

    do me a favor, keep writing wonderfully!
    Jose Elias

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