08-21-2003, 10:22 AM
I'll be experimenting with Polarfibre tonight and was looking for a bit of advice from the pros ;)
Looking to do a peanut bunker pattern like the ones shown on the successflies site.
When tying in the polarfibre, you trim the butts before tying in correct? As opposed to folding the fiber over the thread and lashing down as you would do with EP fibers?
Will this work with mono thread?
Is there any trick to keep the fibers "standing up" off of the hook shank - so it does not look like a regular streamer with the fibers laying down over the back of the hook?
Dave, if it isn't already too late-
I wouldn't trim anything first; I'd taper the bunch by pulling/thinning and rejoining with itself so the ends taper. I'd bind, fold and re-bind, then build a small thread shoulder over the bend before going to the next bunch up the shank. I think you'll see the body taper develop as you blend tapered bunches. This way, there's no cutting butts.
If I were just cutting from the mat and going directly to the hook I'd hold the bunch, loop wrap and snug, then pinch the loop wrap with the bobbin hand and begin to taper the body with the materials hand. This way, you'd have to trim butts afterward.
p.s. - though Morin will give me crap about this part :rolleyes: - mono isn't a bad thing...
08-21-2003, 01:26 PM
Making hi-tie materials stand up off the hook-shank you can use the "posting" technique the dry fly guys use. I recall seeing Enrico do this on his pattern too. Having tied in your bunch of material, hold it away from the shank in the desired position then make a series of fairly tight turns around base starting tight to the shank and working up with successive turns, then work back to the shank. If you keep the turns close, the post will maintain its structure - get too far away from the previous turn and it sort of collapses.
08-21-2003, 01:43 PM
Dave, as I explained to you last week on the Rip Ryder... just cut it off and tie it on with mono thread... this makes the profile small and no need to use the fold...Secure it with a dab of super glue... these flies are extremely easy to tye... don't forget a "very" thin strip if Deep red flouro fiber after your first application of the white polar fiber.
08-21-2003, 01:55 PM
I'll let you know how they worked.
08-23-2003, 03:19 AM
Dave tie some real small I'll bet they would be great to use on some big Brown Trout. :devil: