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12-05-07, 06:30 AM
Most of you do this right. To you I say thanks. ;)
I've noticed in the past that when others post tying instructions, the recipe or ingredients of the fly seem out of order. I have a hard enough time tying when everything works right, but when I tie in something out of order, I get really confused. If you look at all the good tying sites, you will notice that the list of materials is in the order that they are tied in. For example, for a wooly booger
So, when you read a list of materials, you know what ties in first. It makes tying easier and keeps those like me who are tying challenged :o :confused: from making a mess. I hope this helps others as well. :cross:
12-05-07, 07:43 AM
Guilty as charged. I didn't know there was an order. Based on what you are saying, does the order change for each pattern?
12-05-07, 07:47 AM
Thanks for a good post.
If I'm guilty of doing this, I'm very sorry.
Remember that when a recipe is properly presented, it lists the materials in the order that they are tied onto the hook, not neccessarily when they are wrapped on to the hook or incorporated into the fly. A good example would be the ribbing, which is usually tied onto the hook right after the tail, but is not wrapped until after the body is completed. I hope this makes sense to everyone.
I just looked at the recipe for the Abbey, You will note that the tag says gold tinsel, then the body is listed, and then the rib. The reason for this is that the tag and the rib are one continous piece of tinsel. So the tag is tied on first, and then wrapped, then the body is tied on and wrapped, then the rib is wrapped.
Clear as mud???
12-05-07, 04:17 PM
I know I'm guilty of this as well, but I'm trying to get it right. I know it sounds confusing, but it really is helpful once you understand the concept. When you look at the materials list, you can sort of lay out your materials in the order you will need to tie them in, Then once you get started tying you will have a better understanding of the whole tying process.
12-07-07, 06:33 AM
GByte, the order can change with each pattern. I used the lowly booger because it would be familiar to almost everyone. If you look at other tying sites and books, I believe you'll find the materials listed in this order.
Hopes this helps others.:cross:
08-29-08, 08:39 AM
Bumping this back up.
I have noticed recently that quite a few of the pattern recipes (Dressings) have given the materials out of conventional order. Please remember that the order is when they are tied onto or go on the hook, not neccessarily the order they are incorporated into the fly.
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