video - Hot Spot Muddler

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by Hans Weilenmann, Jan 1, 2013.

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    Hot Spot Muddler
    Hook: Grip 14723BL #8
    Thread: Sparton 6/0, black
    Body: Seal's fur, hot orange - in split thread
    Hot spot underwing: Lady Amherst tippets, dyed hot orange
    Wing: Pintail flank barbs, dyed olive - sparse
    Head/collar: Deer hair, dyed olive

    Video here - please view in HD, if able:

    Hans W
    Ron McNeal, Bert, Big_E and 2 others like this.
  2. Oh great! Another one with the split thread bit! You know, I guess I need to finally give up and start using that technique. :)

    That's another good one. Thanks, Hans.
  3. Gene,

    It really is a very worthwhile technique to master. For example, in this pattern, how else would you, without any trouble get the seal's fur on the hook with this loose flowing appearance :cool:

    Hans W
  4. Hans,

    Watching your video in HD full screen was a treat. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Super glue :D
  6. Hello Hans. Welcome to the site and thanks for the awesome addition to the SBS section. Hope you become a frequent flytier. We don't give free miles though. :D

    With regards to your above statement...what benefits does the split loop have over a dubbing loop or even a brush? I must admit that, like Gene, I haven't used this technique yet. Part of me doesn't want to just in case it is that much better....I mean, what am I to do with all my Uni then? :confused:

    How coincidental that we were just having a discussion on using hot spots on flies the other day too.
  7. Eric,

    It is not an either-or proposition. The two techniques are largely overlapping. Especially on trout size patterns the control and the fact that there is no bulk introduced at either start or tie-down point makes me opt for the split thread technique.

    It is a relatively recent, remarkably recent in fact, development in tying but I would not be without it.

    There you have a point :cool:

    Hans W
  8. Some of my fly tying buddies use the technique and they are quite good at it. I've tried it but have trouble splitting the thread... normally, I end up breaking it. But Hans is correct, it is an extremely effective manner for adding dubbing when you want a fuzzy look. I'm not so hot using a dubbing loop either so I may as well learn to use the split thread approach. Hans makes it look easy but it does take practice to master... at least, I'm hoping so.

    (ya gott'a love his video clip approach for step by step instructions... wish I had HD)
  9. What do you mean? Provided your connection can handle it, and you have a decent monitor rez set, of course you can play them in HD and full screen.

    What am I missing?
  10. Well, it doesn't look like HD to me so I figured I couldn't get it as a HD clip. I know my monitor isn't HD. Maybe I am watching it in HD and don't realize it. Perhaps I need to adjust my trifocols... It's a bitch getting old :rolleyes:
  11. Gene,

    Perhaps it is as simple as this - when you have the video started (it will start in the default rez - likely 480), look bottom right and click on the cog wheel. You will see a list of available resolutions - go 1080p if your monitor can handle it, or 720p if not, and a larger screen/full screen.

    Let me know how you get on.

    Hans W
  12. Oh crap!!! THAT works. Guess I can watch it in HD. Makes a hell of a difference!
  13. *chuckle*

    Ok, that means revisiting the other 91 videos... :cool:

    Have fun.

    Hans W

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