Fly Tying Bigginner - New fly's from this weekends atempt

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Fly Tying Bigginner - New fly's from this weekends atempt

#1 Post by mjsurfing » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:45 pm

Please don't laugh. My first ever attempt at tying my own fly's.

Any comments and advice welcome.
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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#2 Post by simons rat » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:04 pm

looks like they will work.

looking forward to seeing what you get on them.

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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#3 Post by RAD » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:58 pm

That dog will hunt, :wink:

I am sure they will land a few Bream, Flathead and Bass in the fresh.

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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#4 Post by Freewily » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:37 pm

They look great! :lek: Heaps better than my first attempts. Well done. I am sure they will catch fish.
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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#5 Post by PA Pete » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:23 am

They look the goods, let us know have they fished.
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#6 Post by cwsco » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:24 pm

Mate , nice flathead candy :wink:
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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#7 Post by arpie » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:35 pm

Well done!!

Nothing wrong with them ....... they will definitely catch fish!! Slow for bream, faster for flatties - & most likely bass too!! :wink:

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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#8 Post by mjsurfing » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:16 pm

Thanks to you all for your encouragement. I'll tie a few more this weekend and post some pics.

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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#9 Post by Dinger » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:54 am

Good going, will certainly catch fish ,you may find last one hard to cast on light gear

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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#10 Post by mjsurfing » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:25 pm

Some more from the bench today. Please provide some more advice and comments.

Can I ask for some advice on what head cement to use? At the moment I am only using super glue.
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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - New fly's from this weekends atemp

#11 Post by arpie » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:02 pm

Looking good, mate

Re the cement - any decent tackle shop should have dedicated fly fishing cement stuff ..... or you can toy with 'light activated resin' that sets with UV light ...... there are many different brands available these days. It is not cheap, but you can also fix broken lures with it as well as other stuff around the home :wink:

Clear Goo was the first one to become popular with Fly Tiers

I've been playing with one called RapidFix ..... it comes in a small bottle & is liquid until hit with the UV torch (that comes with it) and then, if you hold it onto the spot for about 10-20 seconds, it sets pretty well rock hard! You can build up layers - or put a big blob on your fly heads to form a see thru coating or 'bullet shape' head. Bigger blobs take longer to 'set'. It is Blue under the light, but clear on the object.
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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - First attempts

#12 Post by Green Hornet » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:07 am

mjsurfing wrote:
Can I ask for some advice on what head cement to use? At the moment I am only using super glue.


I've always used clear nail polish. It works well and its cheap, considering I steal it from the wife.
Flies look great by the way.

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Re: Fly Tying Bigginner - New fly's from this weekends atemp

#13 Post by scottski » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:29 pm

yep, can even get clear nilpolish with some tiny bits of glitter for extra bling. Also stolen from the wife.

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