loch style rule question

chilli pepper

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just a quick question that's got my head battered
when tying nymphs with a fine wire rib on its body "is this classed as adding weight" or do I substitute the wire rib for a fine tinsel :confused::confused:
thanks CP
 

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Fine wire ribbing is, or at least should be okay. It's when you get to lead wire, that's where the line is drawn. Patterns like original Saywer style nymphs may raise an eyebrow though.
 

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weigh 1 inch of fine wire and you will find it is truely insignificant

Yeah, but an inch of medium or 'brassy' or heavy isn't - all of which are allowed, unless the turns are touching, which is then construed as artificially weighting a fly.
 

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Do they have to be touching turns or does an excessive number of turns also make a fly illegal,

Kenny
 

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Do they have to be touching turns or does an excessive number of turns also make a fly illegal,

Kenny

Basically, no, Kenny. Who's to say how many turns is 'excessive'? You can have the turns pretty close if you like.. but if you push it - like heavy gauge copper wire with turns only a rizla's thickness apart, then be prepared to be challenged.. and maybe lose.

It' as much about the spirit, as it is the rules. You know yourself if you're trying to 'weight' it...
 
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Thanks for the reply Rob.

You're right, you sure do know if you are doing it and it should always be all about the spirit. Just a pity that there is always someone prepared to cross the line
 
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