Interesting technique.

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Interesting technique.

Post by daringduffer » Wed May 20, 2009 3:49 pm

I happened upon this, and found it interesting:
http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/sha ... dis-larva/
I will try using dubbed thread instead of antron yarn to see the difference, although the antron versions came out really well. I tied one with my turmeric yellow long staple sheepwool as substitute for antron, and a starling hackle. It looks deadly in a glass of water! The hairy effect is....well, hairy.

dd
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Post by Stephen » Thu May 21, 2009 4:50 am

I had seen this awhile back and found it to be very effective. Almost seems realistic doesn't it? :D
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Post by VERN-O » Thu May 21, 2009 6:06 pm

my recent trick with this one is to use that glo-yarn instead of antron.....plus a hackle collar behing a nymph-head bead......some great stuff......nice green caddis look
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Post by daringduffer » Fri May 22, 2009 3:53 am

Being a purist - except on sundays - it was difficult for me to use antron. Somehow I managed, and even incorporated a black bead as thorax on my turmeric sheep (which I balanced with a forward-sloping starling hackle), but am now turning natural again. I want to further explore the possibilities with natural material like steel, fur and feather. I have no prejudices, except a whole bunch...

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Re: Interesting technique.

Post by Hans Weilenmann » Fri May 22, 2009 8:12 am

Here are two samples I tied with a similar technique, but different materials. Both are shown in dry state and soaked state.

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Twisted Acrylic Pupa

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Twisted Amber Pupa

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Post by Soft-hackle » Fri May 22, 2009 8:25 am

Very interesting technique. Thanks for sharing it, dd.

Hans,
those flies look as if they could swim on their own. Great work.

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Re: Interesting technique.

Post by 5feathers » Sat May 23, 2009 8:49 am

Hi Hans: Did you split the antron in half before twisting and winding it on the hook or did you use a whole strand? I guess what I'm asking is a whole stran too fat? Also, when you write "twisted acrylic" is that just another name for antron?
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Re: Interesting technique.

Post by Hans Weilenmann » Sat May 23, 2009 10:18 am

Bruce,

I used acrylic knitting yarn, not antron.

Twisted Acrylic Pupa
Hook: Grip 14723BL #12 (or Tiemco 206BL)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, grey
Body: Four ply acrylic yarn, untwisted, marten underfur inserted inbetween pairs of ply, then re-twisted
Thorax: Argentinean hare, dark grey

Use the number of ply's suitable to the hook size.

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Hans W
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