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  1. #1
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    Default Spinning Deer Hair Bodies Part 2

    Welcome back!

    Now we will shape up the body to resemble a giant sedge of some type!

    If you want you can become Sweeney Todd with razor blades and scalpels, not advised! Get out your beard trimmer or if you don't have one, serrated edged small scissors and start trimming the body to shape little by little. Please DO NOT rush this step as you cannot rectify any mistakes at this stage



    "Would Sir like anything for the weekend?"



    Adjusting the position of the trimmer will give precise control of shaping the body



    The top of the body is almost to the required shape



    Do not forget to trim the underside for hooking capability!

    Now tie in your finishing thread to the head area making sure it is secure



    Here I am sizing the antennae for the finished look



    Using a lighter, carefully blob the ends of the nylon for the antennae





    Tie in your hackle stalk before the antennae



    Tie in the antennae now, you can adjust their postion by looping the thread over them and gently pulling to required angle before securing in place with a couple of loops



    Wind on your hackle and whip finish. Put a couple of coats of varnish or SHHAN on the thread



    Check your hook clearance on the underside and trim carefully if needed



    The finished result, a large sedge! There is no need to trim the trailing hairs, they help with the surface wake when you retrieve the fly. A short, jerky retrieve works well and takes are hard!
    All you need now is a summer evening, slight breeze and some hungry trout!



    Take a look at this POSTING by Scotfly for some amazing advanced deer hair work.
    Last edited by Albannach cuileag; 25-02-2007 at 04:34 PM.
    Roddy

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    It may also of course be used for other trimming operations. It runs on a single AAA 1.5 Volt battery, but will also run on a rechargeable 1.2 V accu.
    I see you are having a language mix today, Mike! I remember a German engineer asking me for an Accu and not knowing what it was first time round.

    Handy tools, both of them but stuff like that costs more in the UK and Ireland compared with German supermarkets. I used to go to the one near my companies head office and was amazed at the range they had and the emphasis on recycling that they promoted compared with that of over here.
    Roddy

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    I remember it as a rechargeable battery tool - drill
    Roddy

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    "Accumulator"

    Charger?
    Don't worry, be happy.
    Sandy
    Carried it in full, then carry it out empty.

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    Battery!

    Accumulator cell - accumulates a charge - stores energy - battery.

    I think I have forgotten electrical engineering 101 already!
    Roddy

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    Thanks for that step by step.

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