Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Loopy, May 31, 2008.
Deer hair especially when spinning it... It just always seems like a pain in the butt...
Being as my old eyes are 60+, hooks smaller than size 18 . . .
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.
So, tie a batch of flies, then go out to the shop/garage/elsewhere, fire-up the shop vac, disconnect the hose, and trim away. I availed myself of a vac at the car wash 2 years ago when I ran low on Goddard Caddis patterns back home . . . saved messing up my niece's retirement home, I didn't have to vacuum, gave me an excuse to hose-down the Jeep, and cooled me off in the process. Remember, where there's a will, there's relatives, I mean, there's a way . . .
My fingers are my least favorite material to tie with, but I'm stuck with them I guess.
Marrying single goose and turkey fibers in married wings!!
GP tippet for tails and any married wing material other than Goose to Goose.
Man I cant believe all the haters of marabough and deer hair.....those two are my favorite to work with. However my least would probley be dubbing......cant properly twist it onto my thread.
I can never get rubber legs to go the direction I want them.
When you try and spin it then palmer it on. Also, I swear each strand is a different length straight out of the bag.
Also Filaplume breaks every two seconds.
Oh yeah, I second that.
I'm only 23 and can't see them...Not to mention my gorilla hands.