|09-27-2002 04:56 PM|
|Philster||To improve your hook gap you might try inverting the hook, like a clouser. I shouldn't talk though, I tie lots of big fish flies with hooks that are considered "too small", so I often suffer from "micro-gap". Just can't stand the look of a 2.5 inch fly on a 2/0 hook...|
|09-27-2002 09:39 AM|
The lead tape has a very sticky back to it, stays where you put it, does not require tying it, but it has to be Epoxied
|09-27-2002 08:50 AM|
That's a great idea Joe!
Do you tie in something to keep the tape from twisting?
I guess you can always put the tape on so the excess is on top & tie accordingly.
|09-27-2002 08:45 AM|
|09-27-2002 07:56 AM|
Nice flies - kind of like a weighted crease fly.
Are you using mylar tape over the lead or is it just the epoxy which gives it that reflective look?
|09-26-2002 09:52 PM|
Tied these two, using Lead tape for the bodies, the top one is tied on a Mustad 34007 #4 the other is a # 8.
Someone mentioned that the hook gap on the smaller of the two flies is narrow, so on the next few that I tie I will increase the hook gap.
Any comments ????