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Old 07-17-2010, 07:42 PM
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'Phly Welding... 'thread, gogglez n' gloves optional...

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Old 07-17-2010, 09:25 PM
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Unreal...I think you may be overestimating a striper's ability to appreciate art.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:31 PM
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Can't paint...

but I'm makin' progress playin' the Vise...
a camera makes it ever so much more visual...
the "goal"... that the Striped Phocus Group appreciates and approves...





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Old 07-18-2010, 08:47 AM
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Welding?

Any chance you might divulge your welding technique to us commoners in the peanut gallery?
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Pete,

Your fly tying and photography skills are a joy to behold.

Those flies... are stripers worthy? I hate to say it, but the term "casting pearls before swine" came to mind right away!


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Old 07-18-2010, 10:09 AM
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'Phly Welding 101...

Why bother?
Because... it's PHUN and I like the results!
I was at my vise chasing some phuzzie notions and had some uncooperative cape quills roll when thread tension was applied...
A natural structural abnormality was raining on my parade...
I've been "welding" with acrylics for quite a while and have experimented with what's currently available...
My preference... Tuffleye Finish and FLEX with the small curved applicator nozzle... it does NOT rely on UV and the tip allows for precise targeting...
FYI...
'Dress the hook shaft with a thread foundation and secure it with a touch of head cement to mechanically adhere it to the shaft...
'overlay with a tight wrap of BodyBraid [I like the way that it looks] for a solid foundation...

Here's my SimpleWhite... 'start to phinish...
'Assembled by a "trained professional" on a "closed course"... 'personal performance and mileage may vary...








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Nice... thanks for the lesson. (You make it look very simple, but I know that kind of perfection doesn't come easily! I love the way the fibers on the top of the hackles are interlaced.)

Now, all I have to do is shoot me a couple of those Jungle Cocks during bird season this fall. Will I have the best odds in the duck marsh or the grouse coverts?


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Old 07-18-2010, 11:05 AM
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Thanks, I''ll have to try playing around with some of that sticky stuff. BTW, what are those highly variegated long barbed feathers you're using on top of some of the flies?
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Phlex Phlyz...

'variations on a theme...
I really like the texture and colours of some of the Whiting Capes...
The pheatherz are not as long as some of the saddles out there and the pronounced quills can be intimidating...
Whiting CDL Light Ginger and Bronze are some of my favourites... and the Whiting American Rooster Cape Cree worksforme too...
'Convincing them to behave led me to this particular "discovery channel"...
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Here's another sequence with some Cape pheatherz horizontally positioned over the top...
'my phlat wing mimic adaptation...









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Old 07-18-2010, 01:51 PM
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'and... when the Striped Phocus Group gets a hankerin' for decapodz...

'das Schrimp Insinuendo...
kind'a buggy... swimmin' in no-manz-land... 'one last great actofdefiance sayin' "EAT ME!"...

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Pete - I am in awe. I appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and techniques with us pikers. ( I am counting myself as the chief piker) It is obvious that this is an art form that not everyone can acheive. After 3 years on the vice, and bungling many recipes, I can appreciate your skill.

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Wow.
That changes everything.
I will no longer be fly tying but fly sticking.

Thanks Pete for the insight.
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Pete,
Your flies are fine works of art to say the least, not to mention the unique construction technique. Thanks much for sharing the the tutorial. (As a curiosity, what vise are you using; I don't recognize it?)
Keep on tying ,
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Thumbs up Thanks for the kind wordz of encouragement...

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Time to mow that lawn .

That's a neet chair/hammock.

As always, the ties amaze.
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