Lime Green Rockworm

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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by Fishnkilts » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:54 pm

Ray, the hackle work on the fly is amazing. I can't tell if you tied it off behind the eye if the hook or near the thorax area.
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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by letumgo » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:34 pm

The hackle is tyed in by the stem, right behind the eye of the hook. The tying thread hangs at the back of the thorax, after the herl is wrapped. I then wrap the hackle back over the thorax, in open spiral turns. The tying thread is wound forward thru the hackle fibers, reinforcing both the herl and hackle. Very easy way to make very durable fishing flies.

You can see the steps in this tutorial (another rock worm pattern):
LINK ===> viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8665#p97371
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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:06 am

Ray, your a bad influence. My wife says I can't play with you any more. Just kidding. Our order (notice the "our") from Fly Tying Yarns arrived yesterday, including some of that delicious Lime Green. Green Rock Worms will soon be taking a spot in our boxes.
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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by letumgo » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:45 pm

Tell Vicki I say Hello. ;) :D
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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:49 am

Ray, Did you split the yarn?
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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by letumgo » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:01 pm

Ron. No. I did not split the yarn, but I do untwist it to make the fly a little more slender. Old Helen Shaw technique for working with yarn.
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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:17 pm

Thanks, Ray. I think I got it sorted out.
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Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Post by Fishnkilts » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:22 pm

letumgo wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:34 pm The hackle is tyed in by the stem, right behind the eye of the hook. The tying thread hangs at the back of the thorax, after the herl is wrapped. I then wrap the hackle back over the thorax, in open spiral turns. The tying thread is wound forward thru the hackle fibers, reinforcing both the herl and hackle. Very easy way to make very durable fishing flies.

You can see the steps in this tutorial (another rock worm pattern):
LINK ===> viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8665#p97371
Thanks Ray. The link helped.
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