Smaller flymphs

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RickA
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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by RickA » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Those are awesome, Dana.
Takes me back to my Trico days.
I have a few boxes of old Mustad 94859 in sizes 22 to 28.
Yours if you want them.
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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by Theroe » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:52 pm

letumgo wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Terrible. You should tye a couple dozen practice flies, then send them to me for review. I will send back any that pass inspection... :twisted:
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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by Theroe » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:53 pm

RickA wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Those are awesome, Dana.
Takes me back to my Trico days.
I have a few boxes of old Mustad 94859 in sizes 22 to 28.
Yours if you want them.
I am always up for a good trade-tell me what you would like in return!
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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by daringduffer » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:50 pm

Quite an accomplishment. Almost impressive. Could we please see the rejects :) ?

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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by Theroe » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:01 pm

bearbutt wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Great job, Dana!

One question: what did you use to grip the starling when you wrapped it? Hackle pliers? Artery clamp? Divine intervention?

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Joe - artery clamp given to me by Winnie Dette......still the best choice. In all honesty, I’m quite surprised that I don’t see more people using this, seeing as they are readily available.

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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by bearbutt » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:08 pm

Thanks--yes, the artery clamp (small, 1 1/2 inches, curved) is my favorite. There's a lot of junk out there now, you really need to check to make sure it's a medical grade tool--lol.

I want to see those rejects too--we should start a thread of all our bad ties!

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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by Trevis » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:06 pm

when I search artery clamp they show me hemostats and forceps.
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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by DUBBN » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:24 pm

Size 24 .

I buy the junk. Guilty as charged.

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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by hankaye » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:44 pm

Trevis, Howdy;
Trevis wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:06 pm
when I search artery clamp they show me hemostats and forceps.
Yea, he's gonna need to show us a pic. of the clamp thingy,
just to appease the curiosity of membership.

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Re: Smaller flymphs

Post by Theroe » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:09 am

This is a bulldog artery clamp, similar to the one I use.
Obviously these are made to have even pressure across the range of motion, stopping blood flow, without crushing the artery. Both jaws have x-fine interlocking serrations, which grip even the tiniest, most fragile feather perfectly.

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