Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
>> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies Tricks of the trade

Thread: Hi-Tie Technique? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
08-02-2002 05:58 AM
shadfreak The biggest hurtle that you will run into is trying to tie in too much material at a time. I would recomend that you start with a thin piece say match stick thickness and then divide it in half again. EP style is almost like cooking prep. He creates most of the pieces that he is going to use and sets them aside taking them as needed.
good luck larry
08-01-2002 03:36 PM
Thanks, guys

Will give it a shot this weekend.

08-01-2002 03:27 PM
striblue Adrian says it all...'s not hy-tie you are after..but similar..only you also tye on the bottom and as you approach the hook eye..a little on the sides as well.
08-01-2002 03:23 PM
Adrian Dave

You have the general idea. Apply a thin hank of EP fibres, fold and lash down. Do this on top and bottom of the shan working your way up to the eye. When you reach the hook eye, comb out all the fibres with a small hair brush and trim top and bottom to get the desired profile. Add eyes atc....

You can mix different colors and also add sparkle flash at strategic points. Watching EP at tie at a couple of shows makes it look deceptively easy. He also applies a spot of superglue on each of the windings for strength. Different amounts of material, density of packing etc. all influence the character of the final outcome. You can also use other materials like Bozo Hair, Yak Hair etc.
08-01-2002 03:03 PM
Hi-Tie Technique?

I purchased a bunch of Puglisi EZ Fibre earlier this summer which I mistakenly intended to use for Reel Eel and Clouser-style patterns. Those who have tried tying these patterns with EZ Fibre have probably discovered (as I now have) that the stuff just doesn't work for this application. I now have an impressive aresenal of super hair, so problem solved.

Thing is - I now have a ton of EZ Fibre sitting on my tying desk. I know that this stuff must have some application for tying baitfish patterns but haven't' quite figured it out yet.

Can anyone provide some direction on how to use this material properly? I have heard of Hi-Tie techniques but don't really know what this this when you fold the material back on itself and lash down in the middle?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated



Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)