Originally Posted by S-L
Whomp, instead use small or x-fine wire for the butt. The BEST solution would be a single wrap of red tinsel or floss. It'll keep it all nice n slim to boot. And for the aforementioned advise, sage stuff man. The thread should start at about the 50% to 25% of the bend on the 200R hooks.
Tang, Oyey..... we need to get the old crew back together for a day on the water.
^^^ That is super wise regarding the tinsel or floss. Your taper improved, Whomp. The head is way less lumpy. The standard to strive for is for your thread knot circumference to not exceed that of the bead. The easiest way to achieve this is to leave the part of the shank directly behind the bead completely bare through the entire tie so that it is devoted exclusively to the whip finish. Craven calls this the index point (it's in that golden book
Silent, I haven't fly fished a river since early Spring. I think I got up to one high lake this year
It's shameful shit. I've been failing fantastically at catching northern all year.