Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Jun 9, 2013.
HOUSTON.... we have a problem here. I'm right handed also.
well I know I dont have the problem
All my clocks are digital... no wonder I have trouble.
Pretty sure it has something to do with northern and southern hemispheres.
Turns out I'm backwards. I was tying flies today and found out I twist counter clockwise to flatten the thread. My watch has been digital for too long so I guess I forgot which way the numbers go.
Yet another reason to hate technology...
I've not found a thread that doesn't flatten when spun counter clockwise.....except Uni. I like Uni for general tying but not for anything that needs the thread flattened. Of course if you have digital clocks like Gene and Bill you have to think a little bit before you start spinning.
How does splitting compare in terms of speed and ease with creating a dubbing loop? I use loops a lot, but have never done any split thread stuff.
Tag - to follow post. Just figured out my old username and password for the site. Been off here a few years, but I'm back. Good to see a lot of familiar names still on the forum!
Dubbing loops do not work very well on small bodies or sparse bodies. Dubbing loops have their place as does all tying technique at one place or another. I use a lot of split thread dubbed bodies.
Big bushy fly, dubbing loop.... small fly, split thread, it makes a much smaller and finer body and isn't any harder or slower when you get it down. It's good to know both ways.