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#7283718 - 01/07/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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I was wondering of it's possible to do an Aztec that has the "egg" (yolk sac) hanging under it's belly. I'd think your yarn would give it a nice glow.

Having looked at your flies and being unable to visualize how you build them, adding a yolk sack is even harder to visualize

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#7283906 - 01/08/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: castandblast]  
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Here's a first attempt:
[Linked Image]

(Forgive the focus and color balance. blush )

The current and strip should fold that back and meld it all up. I bet it'd pass.


You don't have to visualize the tying. It's easy. I could have you up and running in no time (just ask 1minute wink ). And your wife probably has baskets full of the acrylic knitting yarn needed. She wouldn't miss a few inches.

#7284363 - 01/08/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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I can sure visualize that fly being greedily consumed by something big! Looks great. Very translucent. Thanks for taking the time!

FWIW, I have discussed the topic with 1minute and I don't recall the word "easy" being used in any part of the dialogue.

#7285743 - 01/08/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: castandblast]  
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Really, I'd be happy to get you going. And I do consider it a very simple tie.

Re the above fly, I'll have to take it into the tub- gotta worry about too much on the bottom trying to overturn the fly and affect its ride (though that effect might be one of 'injured baby' and all the mamma fish might come to its 'aid').

#7286024 - 01/08/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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I like the bit of color up front to potentially focus the strike on that area. I seem to get quite a few fish grabbing the tail and getting a free taste.

I'm game for trying to learn the tie, if you think it can be accomplished by a guy with ten thumbs to work with!

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#7286089 - 01/08/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: castandblast]  
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Got several ways to get in color, tied-in gills or eyes and Sharpies topping the list:

[Linked Image]


I've got your address from when I was SwapMaster, will send you some stuff.

#7286161 - 01/08/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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I like that one a bunch!

That's extremely generous of you, thanks much!

#7288255 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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Originally Posted by macrabbit
Got several ways to get in color, tied-in gills or eyes and Sharpies topping the list:

[Linked Image]


I've got your address from when I was SwapMaster, will send you some stuff.


Careful, I hear his daughter is the only family member that can tie a fly that catches fish...

wink


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#7288272 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Maybe I'd better talk to her, then. Bypass the old man.

#7288867 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: Sitka deer]  
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I'd dispute that if it weren't for all the photographic proof to back it up....

Bravo

#7291013 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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Castandblast:
Now you've done it! One should never ask macrabbit for constructive criticism. It's like wiping your butt with an iron hoop. There is no end to it. Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

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#7291053 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: 1minute]  
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Fortunately for him, he hasn't yet asked for criticism. For all we know, he might accept my stuff and then skip the country. It wouldn't be the first time.

But, yeah. I might have another sucker pupil to nag coach. Heh, heh.
(Don't set the drag too tight, macrabbit. Easy does it. Reel him in slowly, now.)

Seriously, though, I have no criticism for perfection.

#7291527 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: 1minute]  
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Originally Posted by 1minute
Castandblast:
Now you've done it! One should never ask macrabbit for constructive criticism. It's like wiping your butt with an iron hoop. There is no end to it. Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

That's hilarious!

I've never had a sense of proportion in anything, much less fly tying, so this should be entertaining. A guy can pass a lot of mistakes off as "innovation" on anything but an Aztec.


#7291939 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: castandblast]  
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You'll see. There's no 'sense of proportion' involved. If you can find the 1/2 and the 1 eye-length point (from the rear of the eye) and the rear of the shank (where the bend begins), all of the tie starts and proceeds without need for judgement. The darn thing is a cookie-cutter cinch. Even I can do it!

#7292639 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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Next swap Aztecs?


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#7292674 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: MsKeeto]  
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Next swap Aztecs?


I'd get in on that one, but I'm 66 and probably won't live long enough to tie 20 Aztecs.


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#7292677 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: MsKeeto]  
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Hey, that's an idea! Maybe I should host a Swap and make the theme Aztecs! Who'd sign on?

#7292696 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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I'm in for 12 with May Day Deadline.


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#7292712 - 01/09/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: MsKeeto]  
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You're an ambitious one! I've yet to hear about/see your first, and it's been months since you got the personal lesson!

#7297058 - 01/10/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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Originally Posted by macrabbit
Hey, that's an idea! Maybe I should host a Swap and make the theme Aztecs! Who'd sign on?


Hmmm. Not many 'first responders'.

#7297094 - 01/11/13 Re: Fly swap? [Re: macrabbit]  
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Don't I count for anything? Just cause I have camera issues....


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