08-18-2006, 07:01 AM
I have been tying some striper like flies for early kings here in the GL's. Deciever type stuff with epoxy head covering the eyes. Seems no matter what I do, the whole fly loosens from the hook and spins around the shank after a dozen or so casts. Very frustrating, what can I do?
08-18-2006, 07:27 AM
Sounds like insufficient thread tension?
Are you laying down a firm bed of thread on the shank before you start the tie?
What type of thread are you using?
Good thread tension and wax are big helpers.
Adrian said it well.
SW flies eat spools of thread for breakfast. Don't spare it.
Adding zap-a-gap delays the tie due to wait time but secures the under-wrap.
Tubes are a good way to go for kings. I fished ocean run kings hard in my dozen years in Seattle. What a blast.
08-18-2006, 12:49 PM
What Adrian & Jurosan said...Spot on...
Especially for larger phlyz...
It's a good idea to start with a base of tight tread wraps and a some head cement...
To enhance durability...
As material is secured over the foundation wraps, applying head cement along the way will minimize any slippage/unravelling and yield protection should the tread be compromised by sharp teeth or breakage. :Eyecrazy: