The Colonel 3/0 Kelson's version

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Mercer, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. jeff27

    jeff27 hippy down talker

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    aaannnnddd holy shit balls!
     
  2. Jack Devlin

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    Mark,
    Looking at your 3/0 Colonel again I can't help but notice the nice job you did on the floss tag. I'm remembering a lesson from ASF school about floss: "it should look like it was painted on". I'd say yours is spray painted. Nice.
    Jack
     
  3. Mark Mercer

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    Thanks Jack, Jeff and Kelvin....

    Jack, I finally retried using my bobbin for the floss and guess what....you were right, it works! I had some trouble blending the tag around the tail and first two wraps of the body, I must have did it about five times before I tried it with the bobbin and finally got it. Thanks for the idea and for noticing.
     
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    Sometimes it's nice to have a pattern which calls for a herl butt. Eliminates the problem of having to blend around the tail:)

    Bobbin helps. Still have to wear the silk gloves, yes?
    Jack
     
  5. Mark Mercer

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    No, thats usually my problem...I don't have any, but I need to get some.
     
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    i never wear silk gloves, but i'm not sure what that says about me....hands like a woman, or just plain cheap to buy a pair??;)
     
  7. Mark Mercer

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    I never think about buying them until I need them, then it's too late and I don't want to stop tying. I wonder how much they are and where you can get them? I probably should get some because my hands are definitely not smooth.
     
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    Mark,
    Silk gloves easy to find. No more than $15. Just do a google search for "silk inner or liner gloves". THey come in white, natural, and black. Hikers and skiers use them . I did as a cross-country skier. Silk gloves, silk socks etc. REI probably has them. Wholesale Sports might?? Here is an example link:
    http://wintersilks.blair.com/product/Spunsilk-Glove-Liners/9613.uts
    Jack
     
  9. Mark Mercer

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    Thanks Jack, I was sure you'd know.
    Mark