What is your least favourite material to work with?

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  1. Loopy

    Loopy Member

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    Mine is cdc - it gets everywhere!

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  2. cutthroatking

    cutthroatking screw work lets fish

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    Goose biot tails and wings!!!Can't keep the damn thing straight.
    john
     
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    Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    I hate tying with mono. It slides all around the hook. Not worth it most of the time.
     
  5. david.schepers

    david.schepers skeeps

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    I hate tieing parachuttes with hi vize, or any parachutte for that matter.
     
  6. Allison

    Allison Banned or Parked

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    Flexi Floss.:beathead:
     
  7. Capt. Awesome

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    Certain types of dubbing that resist binding together.

    "Fine and dry"-style of dubbing is just fine (e.g. the kind that is wispy but still relatively dense), but other types-- like with certain types of hare's ear, for example, I feel I waste more dubbing with it because equal parts of it end of floating away or speading out across my desk then are actually caught in the dubbing loop, or adhere to the wax. Like I said before, some blends of rabbit fur are okay, but most aren't. Angora is another one that tends to float away on me.

    CDC is an interesting one. I think that CDC is pretty easy to work with, but then again it just might be my luck. I feel that when you're tying with CDC- when making wings, for example- it is harder to screw up with CDC then when using something like elk hair, where you have to use a stacker and then bind it just right. On the flip, side I completely understand why some don't like working with it due to the fragility, etc.

    Come to think of, I despise working with epoxy. DESPISE it. I'll use it when I have to, but I have to be in the right frame of mind to do it. It just never seems to set up the way I want it to. Consequently, most of the time I use UV Knot Sense with a thin topping layer of clear nail polish for copper johns and other similar patterns.
     
  8. fly punk

    fly punk lunatic trout bum

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    I'd like to second the Biots.
     
  9. Norm Frechette

    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

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    maribou!

    it flies all over the place and the dye gets all over your hands.
     
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    Deer hair!! Shaping bombers, I end up with deer hair every where!
     
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    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    Biots. Can't ever seem to keep the damn things straight!
     
  12. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    picric acid :)
     
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    Deer (and elk), followed by biots. Nothing else comes close for me.

    With deer and elk, it's always a struggle between securing it enough, managing flare, and managing bulk. For biots, it's always flexibility vs rib/no-rib, or in the case of tails, getting them to split nicely. I still can't tie two of them in at once, which makes it pretty time consuming.
     
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    i have a hard time dubbing except the noodle. so dubbing with seal or camel is tough. mike w
     
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    Nylon Stockings. Damn women keep slipping out of it.
     
  16. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    iagree Same.
     
  17. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    Deer hair especially when spinning it... It just always seems like a pain in the butt...
     
  18. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Being as my old eyes are 60+, hooks smaller than size 18 . . .
     
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    Deer Hair and marabou. Not the actual tying with it, the frigging mess it makes. Tying in the bou' is a piece of cake for me. It's the extra pieces floating all over that drives me nuts. Spinning and stacking deer hair is a breeze too. It's the trimming that sucks, again small pieces all over the place.
     
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    kosel80 Native Trout Fan

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    iagree
     

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