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    Default Knotting Pheasant Fibre

    This is a combination of ideas from a number of sources & assumes a right handed tier. The latch hook is used by carp fishermen for attaching boillies & was originally bought to make the loops in the end of Furled Leaders.

    Select you tail feather, squash the quill with pliers & hold vertically in the vice jaws. Pull the individual fibres out horizontally. Hold the tip of the fibre in your left hand (Iíve used tweezers in the video due to lack of space) and manipulate the latch hook device with your right hand.

    Hereís the video sequence:

    http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...nottedLegs.flv

    Sorry about the quality, cheap camera & lack of knowledge!
    Bob
    "If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is" - Wordsworth (Quilled on his day off)

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    Default tool

    Hi Bob

    Thanks for an impressive technique but the important thing is where do i get the latch hook from, help! i want one.

    Mick M
    "I will give him seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men"
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    You can buy a whole knotted pheasant tail for 5 quid

    That's a lifetime of hoppers and some poor ******* has tied them for you. I can't see why anyone would buy/make a tool and tie these themselves

    Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trugg
    Hi Bob

    Thanks for an impressive technique but the important thing is where do i get the latch hook from, help! i want one.

    Mick M
    Coarse fishing tackle shops do them. As I said used by carp fishermen.
    Bob
    "If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is" - Wordsworth (Quilled on his day off)

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    Thumbs up Knotted PT

    Quote Originally Posted by Charliea1234
    You can buy a whole knotted pheasant tail for 5 quid
    Hi Charlie, surely knotting a PT is part of the joy of fly tying.I'm sure we could all go down to our local tackle shop and do as you suggest "buy them for a fiver" but then the fly, strictly speaking would not be tied by you.

    Anyway taking that into account what you said we could also go to our local tackle shop and buy the required flies and not bother wasting our time tying flies at all.Sorry to sound sarcastic but I love tying flies.

    Actually I knotted a PT last year using just a dubing needle which took some time but I enjoyed every min.At least when I tie some hoppers or daddys I will know that they are 100% mine even if they never catch a fish.

    Tight Lines

    Mick S.
    "To fish is to fly"

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    Thumbs up Knotted PT

    Have to agree Sharky all part of the fun doing them yourself, i do all mine with dubbing needle also, not long in mounting up when you do so many each night
    Wildbroonie

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    Nice one Bob. I've had one of those tools for years and never knew what it was for.
    All done

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    That's a lifetime of hoppers and some poor ******* has tied them for you. I can't see why anyone would buy/make a tool and tie these themselves
    Maybe fly tying is not for you
    Tight lines
    "The Future's Bright The Future's Wet Fly"

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    Thanks Bob, I wish I knew about these 10 years ago.

    Regards,
    Terry

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    Look out for a boilie threading needle.

    The come with a hook or the latch - it looks like either would work fine.

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