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Old 04-04-2011, 05:55 PM
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Bend Backs

Have just started tying on bend backs and want to be sure that hook point rides up. I have been wrapping some .02 wire thread right as the bend starts and wonder how much of the wire thread(how many turns) do I need to put on? Weight of the wire is mini, about 1 grain/inch. Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:46 PM
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It's part material and part weight. Using buoyant material like bucktail causes the back to ride up, as does counterweight. Not sure if you recall the "jelly belly" pattern I came up with years ago but it uses a chrome-lined soft plastic wrap which combined with buoyant material requires no additional weighting to ride up.

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