Any cheetahs here?

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Evan Virnoche

Guest
#1
So what is everyones preferred method to bulk up the profile with flies?

I have been tying for about 1 week, and almost never follow rules. This may be a bad thing. I normally see a fly and just try to tie it while reserching techniques online.

Has anyone had expirience using the soft discs from pro tubes? seems like the easiest way to maintain large profile flies.

As of right now i have tried spinning dubbing in and or clumping arctic fox. I feel like i waste so much arctic fox in the process.

i only really tie on pro tubes is there any disadvantage to this?
 

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Jason Chadick

A Fish, A Fish, A Fishy, Oh...
#2
If you like using marabou, you can always tie it in reverse. Some people think it looks ugly, but it cuts down on material, therefore it sinks better than adding a bunch of artic fox. On top of that, I've seen some really cool looking reverse marabou flies.
 

Jason Chadick

A Fish, A Fish, A Fishy, Oh...
#3
Are you using the artic fox in a dubbing loop? I've found that I can get away with using less in a dubbing loop than by clumping.
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#5
Cheetahs? I thought you were looking for a date with an older man, lol. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I was going to suggest craigslist...

Cheetah

1. Male version of a Cougar.
 
#8
Are you using the artic fox in a dubbing loop? I've found that I can get away with using less in a dubbing loop than by clumping.
This is what I do too. You still end up "wasting" some as you pull the fibers out when you brush the fox but it works well and you don't go through a crazy amount.

Another thing I like to use as a prop for marabou is polar chenille. My tying is nothing to strive for but here's one that has the spun fox at that rear(with ostrich) and the polar chenille to prop the marabou at the front.
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Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#10
Its ok Evan I'll translate. He's looking for methods other than the traditional ones that he may or may not doing correctly, in order to obtain a larger profile with less time at the bench, and essentially "cheat" . Hence the thread title.
Don't be a cheatah Evan tie a collar of spun calf tail behind the fox and marabou
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#12
Only thing I don't like about deer hair collars is that it doesn't sink well, calf tail also comes in lots of colors and its less bouyant
 
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Only thing I don't like about deer hair collars is that it doesn't sink well, calf tail also comes in lots of colors and its less bouyant
I have noticed the same thing. I think there are some 'underwing' techniques that can increase the profile without making the fly too buoyant. I'm no expert on this - but others here are