Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Ed Call, Sep 16, 2010.
Rob..not a problem, got that covered. A gear fisher for many years.
Tying on swivels is proving to be harder than I thought! It's hard to make a slim profile with a big old barrel in the middle of the swivel.
Josh, I've found the first few pilot patterns problematic too, but I'll find a way to get a good result.
Thanks for joining Bob and Eric, two slots open still...who's up to the task?
Sign me up... time to see how inventive I can be...
That's a pain in the a-- but it will work. The fly I''m working on is the new and almost famous, (it will be after Ed gets to work promoting it) THE Chummmy Chernobyl, Kind of mutated like Eds avatar as compared to his others. Now where did my materials go???
If slot #12 is open, count me in. I haven't tied many flies in the past couple years, so this may be exactly what I need to disguise my flaws. I assume we can pick the swivel size?
Ralphie, good to hear from you and glad to add you to spot number twelve.
We are FULL, get to tying folks. Maybe we can get some of us together for an on the water face to face and fish once done.
Please get them done on time. Let me know what your thoughts are for a date/time/location to meet and empty a glass or drown a swivel fly.
I have begun playing as well. Trying to decide between a traditional safety snap swivel which has the big plate (for locking the snap) that seems to get in the way of everything, or a swivel with a coastlock snap that would require modifying the end of the snap to the point where it would be no longer lockable.
On another note, seeing as this was inspired by long-ago fishing for bluegills I thought I would tie a smaller pattern, perhaps a beetle or water-boatman.
OK, floating patterns wont work. Perhaps my old standby, the camo-willy.
sooo upon unlocking the snap I see that there is very little in the way of gape in the "hook"... has anyone messed around with crimping down the snap holder in order to expose our little hook a bit better?
Well, my dad bent mine to look more hook-like which opened the gap up some. Then again, I never caught one with the snap swivel but now that Ed has dusted off old memories, I'm itching to try again! I've still got to go buy some as I've been out of town but I've been wondering if a more symmetrical pattern might be best so I might start with something that almost looks the same in any orientation.
Well, two rough goes. A Camo willy and a beatle/back-swimmer (sinks, but foam give a nice up/down wiggle with a strip) with a copy of the original swivel (note the lack of snap plate on the coastlock snap). Length from front of barrel to rear of loop is about 1".
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Here's a shot of the first few swivel spiders. I'm pretty confident I can bring in a cutty on one of these.
Looks good Rob.
lack of a snap plate... nice... I think I might just fold the plate down a bit as long as it doesn't stress the metal too much... I hope no one lays into a huge fish with these... I can see the snap bending straight already