Just to see if I could

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Just to see if I could

Postby CM_Stewart » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:56 pm

Hook: Tiemco 518 #32
Thread: Veevus 16/0
Hackle: Starling
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Re: Just to see if I could

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Re: Just to see if I could

Postby Mataura mayfly » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:22 pm

How come there is no engrained dirt in that fingerprint? :lol:
Oh.... wait, there is a fly there as well! Wonderful stuff. I am guessing that feather came from way up on your donor Starling neck? What kind of hackle pliers did you use?
#32...... WOW!

Given your extensive Tenkara knowledge you will also know the Japanese are very good at these tiny flies, is this where some of the inspiration came from?

I would have enough trouble picking up a #32 hook, let alone tying on one. :shock:
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Postby Ruard » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:39 am

WOW Amazing!!


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Postby tie2fish » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:14 am

Not only is that tiny, but it is also perfectly proportioned with a flawless head. You are the man, Chris!
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Re: Just to see if I could

Postby letumgo » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:16 am


Very impressive Chris. Perfectly proportioned pigmy spider.
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Re: Just to see if I could

Postby hankaye » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:41 am

CM_Stewart, Howdy;

:shock: , :o , !!!!!!

Chris, Can't wait to see what you catch with it.

Beautiful job.

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Re: Just to see if I could

Postby crazy4oldcars » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:38 am

That's amazing! I have never even seen a #32 hook in person.
There may have been one there, but I didn't see it. lol

I have tied and fished with #22 and caught bluegill and baby bass. I was worried about the fine wire hooks straightening out, but they buried up to the bend, which meant a straight pull.
The only issue I have had with the small sizes is getting them out of the fish. It is difficult to get under them to push them free. I tore the hackle off of a couple of them trying to release the fish.

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