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Old 12-05-2007, 08:07 PM
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Twist it into a "rope", wrap it over some wet varnish, catch lots of fish, then bin it.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:37 PM
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Twist it into a "rope", wrap it over some wet varnish, catch lots of fish, then bin it.
OK

I tend to use the herl rope'n'thread strand twisted together approach with herl on dry flies- black or brown 10/0 Powersilk works OK for me.

Same effect though,looks wise - some folk prefer the single strand of herl thing.

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Can anyone advise how to stop F Flies sliming up on takes?

The only time I fished one it didnt last ..........

Isnt this the permanent doubt about this material ??
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Spider,

I could suggest the best way to prevent these flies sliming up is to hold off feeding them to fish... but I won't go there

Rinsing out the fly (swishing in water) and then drying between amadou layers works pretty good. The tie-in of the wing as I described earlier in this thread also makes a difference.

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Can anyone advise how to stop F Flies sliming up on takes?

The only time I fished one it didnt last ..........

Isnt this the permanent doubt about this material ??
I use Kimberly-Clark Wypall wipers - that blue absorbent paper you get in big rolls from industrial suppliers.

I just rinse the fly enthusiastically in the water, then squeeze it between layers of the tissue, much as Hans as suggested for "Amadou".


Takes about 10 seconds................

I find it more useful than Amadou in other bankside emergencies ( ). And it is cheap.

(it doesn't collapse on wetting either i.e. unlike toilet tissue or kitchen roll, you can reuse it on drying).

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Thanks posting this step by step, I will try tying some of these
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Thanks, looks excellent
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It did - 7 years ago!
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