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Old 03-11-2004, 12:18 PM
capt shiner capt shiner is offline
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FC: There's no bare shank... the hook is slid inside the the tubing and exits at the bend. Do a search for the boylermaker fly, maybe I'm not explaining the tying sequence correctly. There's many patterns that have a bare shank; are you thinking of patterns like a polafirbre p-nut which is tied entirely on top of the shank? Or many tarpon patterns? Or bluefish flies tied at the bend so the shank acts as chafe protection?
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