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Old 05-04-2011, 01:16 PM
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Nice tie (despite our differences on color/perception) That fly will surely catch!

I have done a similiar tie w/ kinky fiber synthetic. I tie in a spreader head with EZ body and bond (CCG) the kinky fiber to it. Eyes too.
John Morin started this type of technique on his "Featherbrain" ties and Jeff Smith on his "Buffy". Works for herring/bunker/mackeral patterns.
Really keeps the weight down. Also keeps the fly profile deep w/o collapsing.

I'll try to post up an example.
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