Just playing with materials - Emerger Soft Hackle Patterns

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Re: Just playing with materials - Emerger Soft Hackle Patterns

Post by Johnno » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:02 pm

Ive been a fan of the dungeon for years, but the one material I’ve not had good results with is the hifloat fibres. They float alright but tend to sit flush in the water and are very hard to see. I’ll be interested to see you how you find them...
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Re: Just playing with materials - Emerger Soft Hackle Patterns

Post by letumgo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:59 pm

I will report back, after I get the chance to fish some of these patterns. I’m going to try some untreated (no floatant) and some treated (silicone gel and dry decicant powder). It will be interesting to see how they behave.
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Re: Just playing with materials - Emerger Soft Hackle Patterns

Post by William Anderson » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:35 pm

Ray, this is a very cool thread, loads of good ideas and some really sweet looking patterns.I love your zip-tie travel sampler idea for these fibers. You never disappoint. :D
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