What's in your vise?

ScottP

WFF Supporter
Shakey Bealy Softhackle Spundun

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The duns are unmistakable riding along the river’s surface.

hook - WFC Model 4 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 tobacco brown
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - tying thread
body - dubbing amber
thorax - Ice Dub orange (loop dubbed)
pfd/collar - pronghorn dyed golden olive (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
shoulder - hen grizzly dyed golden olive

Regards,
Scott
 

Jaydub

Active Member
I don't want to detract from how awesome the tying job is, but hot damn these are some great quality photos! What's your shooting setup?

Camera is a Nikon L840, which is only an OK camera. I think my old point and shoot did just as well. Blue cloth backdrop. I use a tripod and the camera's self timer. For lighting I have been using a cheap ring light from Amazon. I have to use - exposure compensation, otherwise the photo ends up over exposed and the color gets washed out. I start out between 0 and -.7 and step down to -2.0, then see which pic looks best.
 

ScottP

WFF Supporter
Sparkle Spundun Green Drake

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I no longer curse Craig Mathews and his damn Sparkledun. Even though I’ll never be able to tie a proper one, these work well enough and I don’t have to worry about about the wing torquing around the shank, no matter how firmly I think I’ve wrapped it; plus, these have built-in PFDs.

hook - WFC Model 4 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 light olive
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - Flatwax nylon chartreuse
body/head - dubbing olive
thorax/wing - deer hair dyed olive

Regards,
Scott
 

Dr. Magill

Active Member
Sparkle Spundun Green Drake

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I no longer curse Craig Mathews and his damn Sparkledun. Even though I’ll never be able to tie a proper one, these work well enough and I don’t have to worry about about the wing torquing around the shank, no matter how firmly I think I’ve wrapped it; plus, these have built-in PFDs.

hook - WFC Model 4 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 light olive
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - Flatwax nylon chartreuse
body/head - dubbing olive
thorax/wing - deer hair dyed olive

Regards,
Scott
Those colors look incredible
 
Sparkle Spundun Green Drake

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I no longer curse Craig Mathews and his damn Sparkledun. Even though I’ll never be able to tie a proper one, these work well enough and I don’t have to worry about about the wing torquing around the shank, no matter how firmly I think I’ve wrapped it; plus, these have built-in PFDs.

hook - WFC Model 4 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 light olive
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - Flatwax nylon chartreuse
body/head - dubbing olive
thorax/wing - deer hair dyed olive

Regards,
Scott
Bravo. Colors are spectacular. Sure to attract everything within sight and surely get a fish to taste it......
 

Buzzy

Active Member
Hey Zak, have you tied one like this? Instead of parachute hackle, it’s tied with a para loop or hackle stacker method. Indestructible, floats low on the surface!
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Somewhere along the line of time passed I must have read about the technique, tools and benefits of a "hackle stacker" but along that line of time passed I'd completely forgotten about it. I guess google and youtube are your friends. Interesting.
 

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