Tied my first fly tonight

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by underachiever, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    no turning back now
     
  2. Steve Saville

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    Looks like a Thompson A vise. Seems to me you have to tightern it by spinning the hold down to get to the correct size. I started with one and still have it in the original box. Read the directions with it. It may be a simple adjustment to hold your fly tight.
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Well done & as stated . . . welcome to the addiction! And save that one; my Sainted Mother saw my first creation lying on the kitchen table, swatted it & flushed it down the toilet. I don't think she did that because it looked "buggy;" I think the ugly factor came into play.
     
  4. underachiever

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    So after fishing a couple of these flies (no love on my flies or otherwise) I think I probably used too much flashabou and a just a little too much material in general.
     
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    The good news was they generally looked like a fish might bite it and they were durable. I also picked up an Anvil Atlas for $60. I was able to make the other vise hold the hook well but I had commandeered a shelf as my c-clamp station for this little experiment and my wife wanted it back.
     
  6. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    I think this is excellent advice, I wish I had done it.
     
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    ... and here's the first fish to be fooled!
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    Congrats on the success!
     
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