tying clousers

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Scott Catlin, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

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    try saltwater yak hair for your clousers. Wont flair like the bucktail and looks pretty good in the water. Personally i dont think it matters one bit to the fish, but i have been using the yak hair for a while now and only using the deer for bigger patterns where i want a large profile... like neah bay flies and stuff for calico bass in CA
     
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    Drag free drift. Buy a cheap pair of thinning shears to cut the material
    After tying the fly so that it’s of different lengths. I got a pair from the dollar store and they do the job just fine.
    Thinning shears are those scissors used by barbers to thin out the top of your hair to give it body. They have a blade for cutting on one side and a metal comb like blade without an edge on the other.
     
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    Hikepat: great idea; I know the type of scissors you mean. Sounds as if they'll do the trick. Thanks.
     
  4. Bruce Davidson

    Bruce Davidson formerly hatman

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    Drag Free: If you don't want to spring for scissors, what I've done for years is just cut off the synthetic fibers I'll be tying onto my clouser and then just pulling a few fibers here and there to create my own taper before tying it on my hook. Just takes a second to do this. Anyway, that's my way.
     
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    The more I visit this site, the more humbled and grateful I am to those of you who share your knowledge with those of us asking questions. I would never have found many of the resources you all share, or tried the techniques you suggest

    Earl Smith
     
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    Very Helpful video series, it never is as hard as you make it =)
    Thanaks for the link, mine oare headed for the beaches of PV mehico
     

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