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andy

Member Since 03 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2017 02:30 PM
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In Topic: FlyAgra?

26 February 2017 - 02:06 PM

Hi Walt; hope you and Chris are doing fine.  The other thing I didn't like about FLY Agra was that it darkened all my dubbed bodies making it very difficult to differentiate between shades, and even colors.  It's very hard to tell browns from olives!  Additionally, my once vivid white coffin fly bodies are now an uninteresting and unnatural greyish color. The dubbing I used might partially be the reason for this and someone else using other dubbings might not experience the same problem.  My favorite dubbing blends are selected by their colors and how easily they roll onto the thread.  I've been using them for many years and have no intention of changing. 


In Topic: Wings first, or tail?

17 February 2017 - 01:05 PM

For what its worth, I always start at the tail and work my way forward.  The tail length seems to dictate the proportions for the rest of the fly and makes it easier for me to splay the tail barbules over a small ball of body dubbing material which is my standard tailing procedure.  IMHO, the wings just get in the way when they are put on first which is most noticeable on smaller flies where there isn't much space to work.

 

I tend to gravitate to doing everything the easy way and this works for me.