Originally Posted by 720fly
put less tension on the thread when useing the whip finsher.I say that for the buggy head that would look to me as a knot gone wrong??
Right on the money. Thankfully it wasn't the first knot. I seem to butcher the knots pretty bad still. I'm trying to put less tension, but my flies seen to unravel if I do that. Still learning, but I think I'm startin to get the hang of it.
As for crowding the eye, yeah, it's tough not to do that for some reason. It just happens. It's something else I'm working on though. I plan on tying up some deep blue poison tungs this weekend, I'm hoping the beed will help me.
Kyle you're right, I keep nicking the hook tip and fraying my thread some.
22's are tough, but I figured I'd start on somethin I could fish with right away. I'll try a bigger hook next time. Maybe a wooly bugger.
I'm really enjoying this. It's calming and frustrating all at the same time.