Mohair on leaches?

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  1. Paul_

    Paul_ Active Member

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    I just bought some mohair to tie leaches with and was wonder what is a good way to use it? Do you tie it on and pick it out? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
     
  2. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    Tie it in like chenille. But on each wrap, sweep the new fibers down the shank so they don't get overwrapped. Then when you are done, use a velcro brush or similar to make the bugger even hairier. Most often, I don't add in a tail, as it would not be found in a mohair leech.

    A velcro brush is made from a piece of adhesive hook velcro fastened to a toothbrush that has had its bristles removed. I works great on dubbing and mohair to bring out the best in hairyness.

    Rob :THUMBSUP
     
  3. fishnfella

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    Fish till ya drop.
    Then suck it up
    and fish the evening hatch.

    Another thing that works better on Mohair because it busts more hairs loose to sweep back is a .22 caliber wire bore cleaner or similar.
     
  4. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    You gave me an idea. What about the tiny wire brush attachments for a Dremel Tool? By hand, of course.
     
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    Fish till ya drop.
    Then suck it up
    and fish the evening hatch.

    Ya that would work too, but might be a little more awkward to handle.
    The .22 bore cleaner works great to ruff up dubbing too. I use it on that African Goats Hair dubbing to bust more hairs and give the fly that watery sheath look in the water. Dynomite! :LOVEIT
     
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    If you know a dentist...ask to get a drill wire from him. I think they use them for root canals etc...very thin wire with abrasive coating....It works excellent for sticking under ribbing or wire to pull out dubbing.
     

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