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Old 09-24-2005, 04:36 PM
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Tying to scale

Hi all,

I was hoping to get some feedback with advice on how to tie saltwater streamers to scale for the hook I am using?

It seems the answer to this lies in the tying instructions themselves when it indicates "...select materials 1 1/2 - 2X the length of the hook shank". This seems good and well but it always seems that regardless of hook size, the flies are about the same length. I am able to notice a difference between the flies I tie on a #2 vs. 2/0, but little if any when the hooks are closer is size to another. This makes me wonder if there is even a need for tying patterns on hooks so close in size.

This conundrum has plagued me the most when I tie patterns like Deceivers and thier spin-offs. Any advice?

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