Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Mercer, Jan 7, 2013.
aaannnnddd holy shit balls!
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.
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.
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?
No, thats usually my problem...I don't have any, but I need to get some.
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??
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.
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:
Thanks Jack, I was sure you'd know.