Wanted to just do a quick try of the material and see what its like. Tied some BT in and hackles 360 around wrapped the head ,done... Grab the electric razor and trim away..Getting the spines and shanks I believe later today , then the fun begins.. We will see, I have ideas of doing a Bulk head fish spine BTD with JC eyes and a split feather tail.. Most likely will just try a original GameChanger first..
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Posted July 26 2013 - 6:03 AM
Posted July 26 2013 - 8:05 AM
Good looking fly. Trimming with an electric razor is a good idea, never would have thought of that. My biggest question about the new Fish Spines is how to secure the pieces to the vice when tying. I suppose with an angled vice head it would be easier than my in line head.
Posted July 26 2013 - 8:37 AM
One thing that came to my mind while tying it was to weight the head slightly on it. That would have the head portion dive a little faster adding to the action I think, then the trailing body of the GameChange would have more action maybe.
I tied the 2 using brushes, I also made a chartreuse brush for the head and made the one fly in a 2 color fly.
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Posted July 26 2013 - 9:48 AM
Nice Andrew .I've been using chargeable beard trimmers for years on my bugs .Little noisey but gets it done.
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Posted July 27 2013 - 3:46 PM
. lmfao,,,,, how do you tie them...... well,,, most of the tying was done by hand... again,, I wish I could've made a video of this as it really is a pia the way I did mine..
you may have to learn how to use a dubbing tool..the material he uses is the palmering stuff I see you have.. didn't have that stuff so substituted it with some other materials as that stuff wouldn't have worked for what I wanted to do.. I was gonna do one with a dubbing tool and some sfb or even kinky fiber but I don't have time to fumble around with that and the little chunks of metal in a vice.. he really doesn't show it sbs all the way thru in his video... the fly does look sick in the water...mine however is a freak..
Posted July 27 2013 - 4:55 PM
I got it.. It's a piece of cake , I had the shanks in the vise wrong :-(
This is a little messy but it only the first one...