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    Default Foam Post Klink (FPK)

    At the local fly tyers guild i watched Peter Dunne tie this fly and when i seen it, i couldn't wait to tie it myself. The picture i posted earlier was my first attempt. The foam will aid bouyancy and help it float.

    The hook i used was a shrimp hook i had no klink hooks left

    lets get started.


    Step 1.
    Dub the body and the thorax and bring the thread to the middle of the thorax.


    Step 2.
    Cut out your foam about a half an inch long by 3/4 of an inch wide. Tie in onto the thorax with 1 loose turn and 2 more tight turns to secure it.


    Step 3.
    Now get ur polyyarn and lightly slide it up the thread as shown in picture below. Once the yarn reaches the foam it will tighten itself. Do 1 wrap of thread infront of the yarn and behind the yarn to secure it.


    Step 4.
    This is what your result should look like. Give the yarn a trim to your suitable size.


    Step 5.
    Now its time to select your hackle and tie it in. When you tie the hackle in you can either tie it on infront of you or behind. Make sure the hackle is facing away from the eye of the hook. To tie the hackle in securely do wraps of thread infront and behind the yarn until you think its secured. Give it a pull and make sure it doesn't come loose before you carry on.


    Step 6.
    Now wind the hackle around the foam, Wind it underneath the foam and make sure each turn of hackle goes underneath the other. Wet your index finger and thumb and pull the hackle back away from the eye of the hook. Use hackle pliers to put weight on the hackle to stop it from coming loose while you pull the hackle back to tie it down. To find out more about this click here.http://www.flyforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=14686
    Go to step 11...

    your result should look like this,


    Step 7.
    Now once you have secured the hackle and did ur whip finish. Its time to cut the foam down to size. You can also fiddle with the yarn.


    Thats all folks.

    Enjoy.
    Last edited by Cromie; 20-11-2008 at 09:21 PM.
    Cromie

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    Nice step by step Matt. Glad to see that Peter Dunne's techniques have been absorbed he will be pleased. You might have to edit the foam size 2 cm wide is one hell of a post. Very well done.

    Pete

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    Matt,

    Very nicely done!

    Cheers,
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    hi matt
    you get better
    all the best
    mick

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    Excellent,

    thank-you

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    Hi Matt,
    Excellent step-by-step, thanks for sharing.
    Bob
    PS. I realise it's a bit damp in Ireland but I am shocked at the rust on that Dyna-king. Fine wire wool & 3in1 oil
    "If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is" - Wordsworth (Quilled on his day off)

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    Thats not rust Thats just the colour it turned out when i used a custom white balance. If it was rusty i'd chuck it out and get a new one.
    Cromie

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    Excellent fly, it has to work.

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    Very nice Matt ,Its given me something to ponder
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    That's a nice tie Cromie

    I'd be tempted to leave the foam a little longer.

    I might try it using black foam (left longer at the rear-facing end) and a pale yarn - the foam might pass for wingbuds on a hatching caddis or similar.

    Cheers,


    .D.

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