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joe wojtan 09-09-2002 12:16 AM

baby bunkers
 
Here are two of my baby bunkers.
http://www.pixhost.com/pixj/jwojtan/babybunkers2.jpg
The one on the left is tied using Fly Fur the other is tied with E.P Sea Fibres
Joe :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

striblue 09-09-2002 09:00 AM

Nice Joe...how big?....

joe wojtan 09-09-2002 10:03 PM

baby bunkers
 
Quote:

Originally posted by striblue
Nice Joe...how big?....
John
They measure about 1 1/4 in, but as you, I will try to tie some bigger say about 3 inches, I love working with the E.P Sea Fibres.
Joe

Doc Duprey 09-11-2002 08:51 PM

baby bunkers
 
Joe,

Sweet looking little peanuts...the stripers will eat them by the handful, I'm sure.

Can you give a newbie some advice on working with the EP material. I am not having much success working with synthetics like that, and would appreciate the guidance.

Many thanks and best regards,

-Doc

joe wojtan 09-11-2002 10:14 PM

Re: baby bunkers
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Doc Duprey
Joe,

Sweet looking little peanuts...the stripers will eat them by the handful, I'm sure.

Can you give a newbie some advice on working with the EP material. I am not having much success working with synthetics like that, and would appreciate the guidance.

Many thanks and best regards,

-Doc

Doc
I wouldnt know how to start discribing a tying sequence in print, but if it would help I would gladly mail you a fly, to take apart or whatever to see how its constructed.
Please e-mail me your mailing address, if interested and it will be on its way.
Joe ;) ;) ;)

Tom H. 09-12-2002 10:19 AM

Joe,
I'm in Docs shoes when it comes to synthetic furs.

I've been told that the E.P. Fibers are hard to work with. Do you find them any more difficult then the Fly Fur?

And I've heard to put a little glue on the material at the tie in spot to keep it from spinning around the hook. I've used this method with Craft Fur and Orvis head cement, but it can be pretty messy.

Thanks for any help,

striblue 09-12-2002 10:55 AM

I watched Puglisi tie at one of the fly shows and will try to explain but I might be able to do so by a couple pictures later.

jared 09-12-2002 11:05 AM

Doc -

i'll take a shot at it:

you basically are tying the fibers in clumps on the top of the shank
and then a similar clump on the bottom of the shank, advance the shank and then repeat. Once you've got it down, it's one of the more mindless styles of tying, but the results speak for themselves.

(right Terry??).

I tie mine slightly differently than Enrico. I prefer to double the fibers around the thread, slide them wherever I want them and then wrap to hold them in place.

The KEY in using sea fibers is to use them VERY sparingly. Take as much as you think you need (and then take less). If you double-over as I do, you obviously need even less.

By using different lengths to start (they always need a haircut) you can tie them from 9" down to 1"... FWIW I almost never use any glue on the wraps (except for the final ones at the head) and have never had a problem with the materials spinning....but your mileage may vary.

hope this helps.

--jared


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