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By C. Boyd Pfeiffer

Trout anglers of all ability degrees can simply make those a hundred renowned and potent trout flies. All fly-tying tactics are good illustrated, supplying a valid base for the tasks indexed. textual content comprises lists of all fabrics and step by step directions. comprises styles for dry flies, rainy flies, nymphs, and streamers, with unprecedented images depicting the tying technique. The e-book is designed to lie flat at the tying bench bearing in mind quick access to directions and images during the tying technique

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Step 1 - To make a tinsel body on a fly that has a tail, tie in the tail and then the tinsel, and wrap over the forward part of the tail to make for an even base on which to wrap the tinsel and shown here. Step 2 - If you cut the forward part of a tail short and do not make an even base wrap of thread, the tinsel body can result like this – uneven and with gaps where the level of the base wrap changes. Step 3 - To make a tinsel body on a fly that lacks a tail, the best way is to tie the tinsel in at the head of the fly and wrap the tinsel up and down the body.

Do this several times and from several angles to remove all of the hair. Then place the hair, tip down, into a hair stacker or hair evener. Bang the hair evener hard several times on the flytying bench to make the tip ends of the hair even. Carefully remove the hair from the stacker, check to make sure that the hair ends are even enough and then tie in place as required by the fly pattern. Another way do this if you do not have a stacker is to hold the bundle by the cut base, then grab the long ends and pull them free.

One way is to keep the hook in the basic tying position and add the throat. To do this, pull the working thread down, and hold the throat material under the fly. Use the fingers of your left hand to pinch the thread, then pull up straight on the thread to capture the throat with the thread loop. This step, identical to the soft-loop method used on top of a fly hook to mount a streamer wing, is necessary to keep the throat straight and in Step 1 - To tie in a wet fly throat hackle, hold the hackle fibers in place under the hook shank as shown.

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