Opal Nemo

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Opal Nemo

Postby ScottP » Sat May 12, 2018 1:49 pm

Image

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hook - Dai Riki 070 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
rib - pheasant tail
counter rib - small wire silver
abdomen - medium tinsel opal
thorax - peacock herl
hackle - hen furnace
head - Flashabou Mirage opal


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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby letumgo » Sat May 12, 2018 2:28 pm

Wow! I give that one an 11!

Fishable perfection. ;)
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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby chase creek » Sat May 12, 2018 5:35 pm

I agree, Ray. Really like the head on this.
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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby redietz » Sat May 12, 2018 9:14 pm

chase creek wrote: Really like the head on this.


Yeah, me too.

I'm no entirely clear how it was formed. Is it just tied in and then the thread whip finished in front of it or was Flashabou itself whip finished?

I also like the effect of herl behind the furnace hackle.
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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby ScottP » Sat May 12, 2018 10:34 pm

redietz wrote:I'm no entirely clear how it was formed. Is it just tied in and then the thread whip finished in front of it or was Flashabou itself whip finished?


Sorry, no pics; didn't do an SBS on this one. The Mirage Flash was tied in prior to the thorax/hackle and left to hang forward over the eye. After the thorax and hackle are tied, the thread head is whip-finished/trimmed, brushed with a little Super Glue and the Mirage Flash is wrapped over the head and trimmed. Found this technique over on a U.K. Tying board; Loctite glue seems to produce a cleaner head, others tended to frost up the flash.
You might be able to whip finish thinner flash material like Sulky; may have to give it a try.

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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby redietz » Sun May 13, 2018 1:36 am

Thanks!
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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby hankaye » Sun May 13, 2018 9:56 am

ScottP, Howdy;

Ok, the head is now covered, my question is about the PT you used for the ribbing,
Was it tied in at the head then wrapped to the tail or the other way???
Always curious,

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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby ScottP » Sun May 13, 2018 11:18 am

hankaye wrote:ScottP, Howdy;

Ok, the head is now covered, my question is about the PT you used for the ribbing,
Was it tied in at the head then wrapped to the tail or the other way???
Always curious,

hank

Hank,

After the tail and wire are tied in, I trimmed the tips off 2 pheasant tail fibers and tied them in back at the tail. Moved the thread forward to the 2/3 mark, tied in the opal tinsel, wrapped that to the tail and back (touching turns), tied off/trimmed, spiral counter-wrapped the pheasant tail fibers forward, tied off/trimmed and then ribbed the abdomen with the wire. I could also have wrapped the abdomen with pheasant tail fibers first and ribbed with tinsel and wire but the example I saw had it in this sequence; creates a very sparse profile. I might go back and shoot an SBS; pics would be better than words.

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Re: Opal Nemo

Postby hankaye » Sun May 13, 2018 10:08 pm

ScottP, Howdy;

Thanks for the verbal sbs and please don't feel obligated to creating a photo sbs
due to my questions.

I truly enjoy this 'sparser' example it is the sort of eye-candy that would add a few
pounds were it a true confection.

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