Fly Tying

Homemade Crab Trimming Tool

  10 years ago     1648 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Having problems trimming those Merkins or other crab flies into the perfect round shape? This might be a easy solution to your problem. I personally cut my crabs in a trapezoid shape but I know a lot of fly tyers strive for ultimate roundness. If you're that anal about the perfect crab body, a quick run to your local hardware and you're in business.  You can read the full article here.

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Now thats some Spinnin’!

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I remember the first time I ever tried to spin deer hair. It was an abomination of epic proportions. Hours of cussing and endless cutting of hair from deer skins. Slowly and steadily, I learned.  I could spin deer hair! But quickly, I learned that spinning deer hair is the easy part. Trimming and stacking is another story. I personally never really used deer hair flies or tied them for that matter but just recently I started and I can only tell you that it is…

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Farrar Blends

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I recently started tying with this new synthetic hair, Farrar Blends. At first, I don't think I really liked the look of it. I wasnt into the crimped hair look but as I started tying with it the more it was growing on me.  After my first few flies, I got addicted and started tying these pilchard flies with it.  The only drawback is that is pretty expensive, about $5.95 for a small amount but it's not any more expensive than Ep Fibers.

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The Finger Mullet

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I was sitting at my vice, trying to learn how to make some two tone deer hair heads and this is what I came up with.  I got through about 4 flies until I got it right. It’s actually not that hard but it is a lot of work.

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