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FrenchCreek
02-25-2008, 06:17 PM
What to do with leftover Angel Hair?
Well after tying a bunch of larger Capt. Ray's Angels flies for lakers, I figured maybe trout would like a smaller version, which I made with all the scraps from the larger flies....
So far, very large Rainbows and Browns have been smashing this critter with ferocious strikes!

striblue
02-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Pete, That's perfect fly and a great way to use extra waste from Tying. I have also do it for salt...There is so much waste with certain tying material that saving it for mini flies is the way to go... I found it difficult at times to store it away in some semblance of useful order so the stuff does not get mixed up . Small waste from say super hair or uniques hair and even some maribou is useful to me for small shrimp flies or tiny minow flies and the like.

FrenchCreek
02-26-2008, 11:47 AM
I must be the largest consumer of lunch baggies! I use them for all sorts of scraps from tying. A while back, I had a tying class for a bunch of young kids, 12 & 13 year olds and gave away a box full of scraps for them to use as practice material. They were delighted! and made up some pretty neat "inventions" on their own and a good learning experience for them.