Posts Tagged ‘thread head

09
Apr
10

Fly Tying: Assume The Position (Sweep Back the Hackle)

A Rare, Tidy SwittersB Thread Head

To finish off a fly, the materials (usually hackle fibers) are swept back away from the eye of the fly, exposing and area that becomes the thread head. The fingers  (usually thumb, forefinger and middle finger or the less efficient thumb and forefinger ) are used to form a triangle or pinch of sorts, which gathers and sweeps the fibers to the rear. It often takes a few attempts to gather all the fibers and sweep them back with the off-bobbin hand.

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29
Oct
09

Target Acquisition (Does Hot Thread for Heads, Thread Wraps or Hot Beads Matter?)

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DO WE USE RED ENOUGH? REMEMBER WHEN EVERYTHING WAS RED? Course that was when you bought your flies at a hardware store: the Royal Coachman, Red tail Yellow Woolly Worm, the Red tail Joe’s Hopper. Red was so there on spoons, lures, eggs, flies…..

bloody mary fly

Bloody Mary Nymph (SwittersB)





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