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cutting a dry fly neck in half

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My friend and I just purchased a quality medium dun dry fly neck
we wanted to cut it in half
what is the best way to go about this

ex. a very sharp razor ???

Steve98

Posted on: 2013/4/5 19:35


Re: cutting a dry fly neck in half

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Yes cut it from the back"skin side" carefully as to not cut any feathers.

GenCon

Posted on: 2013/4/5 19:49


Re: cutting a dry fly neck in half

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Try to get a good crease in it so the feathers separate and cut along that line, like Gc said from the back.

Posted on: 2013/4/5 20:18
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Re: cutting a dry fly neck in half

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Cut it side to side, you keep the little ones and give your buddy the big ones.

Posted on: 2013/4/5 20:59


Re: cutting a dry fly neck in half

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I've done it many times. Razor knife works best - cutting from the back, as mentioned above

Posted on: 2013/4/5 23:29


Re: cutting a dry fly neck in half

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lv3Nymph........good advice to get a good crease/fold in it before you cut with a utility knife (fresh blade) A bench vise and an easy squeeze with a rag or newspaper between the neck and vise can be helpful. Some hackle suppliers sell half necks but spliyying one with a friend is easier on the wallet and you get more bang for yer $.

Posted on: 2013/4/6 5:29






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