Re: Striper Fly

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Posted by Charlie Bisharat on 2007-10-28 10:17:16 in reply to Re: Striper Fly posted by Dave Sellers on 2007-10-27 18:01:32

Dave, one great way to insure that palmered craft fur flies last a long time is to coat the hook shank with a liberal amount of goop just prior to the step where the backing is palmered onto the hook shank.I use a smooth jawed pliers to flatten the material and press the backing into the glue.This process embeds all the backing and most of the fibers into the glue and when it dries it is locked on.After that it has to be ripped or torn off by fish to be removed from the fly.In my experience this prevents most of the fibers that have been severed by cutting the backing from falling out as the fly is cast and stripped.This is the process I used on that batch of flies I sent down to Baja with you a couple of years ago.I should have eliminated the goop head on those for better hook setting capabilities, live and learn.Cheers Chas

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  • Re: Striper Fly - Dave Sellers - 2007-10-28 10:41:55 (3 replies) (724 views)
    • Re: Striper Fly - Charlie Bisharat - 2007-10-28 11:01:03 (2 replies) (667 views)
      • Re: Striper Fly With Pictures - Steve Cali - 2007-10-29 17:01:53 (1 replies) (713 views)
        • Re: Striper Fly - Charlie Bisharat - 2007-10-29 20:31:36 (0 replies) (768 views)

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