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Re: More Emerger Stuff (Tie 'em and test 'em)

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That fly looks great and I love the way it floats, but why did you use a gray post and some shade of brown?

Posted on: 2010/2/12 12:06
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Re: More Emerger Stuff (Tie 'em and test 'em)

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Interesting photo's.

Posted on: 2010/2/12 14:28
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Re: More Emerger Stuff (Tie 'em and test 'em)
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LL,
Yes the trailing shuck is tied near the end. This can be done simply by pinching the antron with your fingertips iot get the knot cinched. I suppose the textbook answer would be to use a needle but it isn't necessary. While the fly shown in the photo does not indicate this, I usually put the tail strands (mallard flank) in with the antron before I tie it off. This fly was hurriedly tied - but the resulting affect is minor. I do think this knot at the end of the antron is an important step however as it ensures that the abdomen has the natural taper as the trailing shuck would have.

Alpha,
I used grey foam since it was close by in my mess of materials. If tying up a bunch, I'd probably use white and tint it brown/sulpher with a sharpie pen. As stated in the thread, a major goal is to get the foam down as small as possible while still floating the fly. Since fish will be seeing it from below, a light colored post is better as it won't silouette against the sky as starkly as a dark colored one will and this helps preserve the fly's narrow, sparse, profile. Even if you're tying a dark emerger, I recommend sticking with light colored foam for this reason.

Posted on: 2010/2/12 15:49



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