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Post by Hans Weilenmann » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:04 pm

Snipe & (color)
Hook: Kamasan B175 #14
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, grey
Hackle: Snipe
Abdomen: Narrow plastic ribbon, wrapped flat, single layer
Rib: Narrow plastic ribbon, corded
Thorax: Seal's fur (or substitute)

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Snipe & Blue

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Snipe & Green

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Snipe & Orange

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Snipe & Red

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Snipe & Tups

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Snipe & White

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Snipe & Yellow

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Post by Soft-hackle » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:21 pm

Hans, I love the color variations. Each one has its own great character and the colors are vibrant and very enticing.

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Post by Liam » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:29 pm

Hans, great choice of hook on these. Here in the US the kamasans are little harder to come by. I love them. :D
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Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:37 pm

Hans - What method did you use on the underbody (first layer)? Did you stretch the material first to get it so thin? I like the way the light reflects off the hook and back through the body material. Nice hook choice (silver color works nicely for all of these flies). If you add a green one to the set you will have a nice Snipe rainbow.
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Post by Hans Weilenmann » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:40 pm

Ray,
Hans - What method did you use on the underbody (first layer)? Did you stretch the material first to get it so thin? I like the way the light reflects off the hook and back through the body material.
Keep thread at thorax. Just the plastic covering rest of hook - single flat layer to bend, then cord the ribbon for the rib back up to thorax.
Nice hook choice (silver color works nicely for all of these flies).
Must be the bright light on the fly - the hook is bronze, not silver.
If you add a green one to the set you will have a nice Snipe rainbow.
Uh.... there is a green one in the set :roll:

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Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:45 pm

Oops. I missed the green one when I was scrolling down. :? :roll:
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Post by greenheart » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:26 pm

Hans,

Exceptionally fine ties. I like the sparseness and the angle of the hackle fibers. And there's almost no "head". That is exactly the mark I aim for (and only infrequently hit).
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Post by RnF » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:39 pm

I love the blue one. Great looking pattern.. as are the rest.
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Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:06 am

Hans, Are we talking produce bags again? Those look great, especially the Snipe and Tups.
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Post by Hans Weilenmann » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:11 am

REE,
Are we talking produce bags again?
Fraid so 8-)

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