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Re: Stimulator Wont Float
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Agreed all above.

Five things:

Hook: Start with a thin-wire dry fly hook

Dubbing: Use the right dubbing. Proper dubbing technique using synthetic dry fly dubbing should make your fly float well

Hackle: Good stiff, web-free dry fly hackle of the proper length will make it float well

Hair: Not all hair is created equal. Here is an article about selecting the proper hair for tying hair-winged dry flies

Proportions / Technique: Take a look as the pics and tutorial posted above. Proper construction and proportions of a fly make it act properly in or on the water. In this case float.

Keep practicing and use the proper materials. Each fly you will will be an improvement on the last.....until voila!...a fly that floats and catches fish.

Posted on: 2013/9/7 9:01


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use plenty of albolene!

Posted on: 2013/9/7 21:03


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If its tied right you won't need the abolene..

Posted on: 2013/9/8 7:23
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Re: Stimulator Wont Float

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Tie a foamulator. Use foam for the body. Floats like a cork with no floatant needed.

Posted on: 2013/9/8 12:14
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Hi Guys-

Sorry for the late response. Work's been killer. As mentioned by someone in one of the posts, it is very evident that I am very new to tying. I really appreciate all tips and advice. I think my dubbing was absorbent, and my hackle def sucked.

A forum member from the LV area that has a camp near my town took pity on me and offered to help me tie some flies over the weekend. This is just what I needed. I don't have time to go through the play by play of what we went over, but I can say that there was a lot of information which always seems to sink in a little better when I have live visual aids. In other words, I learn better by watching and doing.

I have some pics that I was going to post but my computer wont allow me to upload them for some reason.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 12:29


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I still cant get the pics to upload to this thread but you can see them here: https://www.facebook.com/launce.soult/posts/10151871060294292

Posted on: 2013/9/13 13:32


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Have you tried using smaller split shot ;)

Posted on: 2013/9/13 15:51
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That's cool you guys hooked up and did some tying. Would love to see how your tie has improved. It is easier in tying to see someone doing it rather than trying to envision it. Tie a dozen or so to set it in the ol memory bank. You'll need at least three to four colors anyway, not to mention sizes.

Posted on: 2013/9/14 7:45
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