Are my balls in the way? Dirty Question

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Matt Smith, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    I want to throw some dirty stuff at the steel, so this is my first pure dirt fly. My question is, Are the beads in the way? Do they block the hook gap or do you think they will move out of the way when the unicorn bites?

    Thanks
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  2. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    You should have skipped that trip to Tijuana...
  3. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Try this. Put a line through the eye, hold the line with one hand and lightly pinch the line between your first two fingers. Now pull the fly through. Did you get hooked?
  4. Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    Why, yes I did. My balls are not in the way.

    Thanks Jeff!
  5. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Good thing you pinched the barb.
  6. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    pitiful......













    only 2 beads?
  7. jeff bandy Make my day

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  8. Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    I'm starting with what I know, two. How many do you have? :clown::beer2:
  9. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    A gentleman doesn't fish and tell
  10. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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  11. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Is that one big & dirty there Mr. Mumbles? Looks like an orgy of sorts ;)
  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    No brother Black, that is a whole set of dirty. Each a collection of three strung beads and some interwoven white maribou on a pointy bent wire. I only kept one for myself and it was lost to the depths of the river. I will have a few more in hand for use on the move in a few weeks.
  13. Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    I have upped my ball count.

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  14. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    that's better
  15. Loren Jensen Active Member

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    evan likes a lot of balls, usually while listening to this...
  16. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    swing and a miss
  17. Loren Jensen Active Member

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    no. i do not swing that way.. lol
  18. Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Classic shit right here boys !:thumb::rofl::thumb:
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  19. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    strike 2
  20. Rob Ast Active Member

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