kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By P-A
#318709
How the fuck could i miss this one.
Thats some serious meat for some serious fush.
Great tie man!!!!!
:cool :cool
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By NeedmoreDEET
#318722
Hey Squiggly how are ya? Hang in there man.
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By Meatwad
#318839
Dude, that is awesome. I need one. I'll send you three dollars.

Please?
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By SLSS
#318968
Archer wrote:WTF is that that trimmy thing ya got there?
Hey Archie- don't mean to step in on Squig, but it's a double edge razor blade, squeezed on the ends into an arc.
By Archer
#318977
Ahhhh....great stuff. Thanks bro.
I been trying to trim those with the scissors and it's a pain in the cock.
Love this place.
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By Adams
#318980
But snap those straight razors in half lengthwise - -less blood letting that way. . .
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By SLSS
#318985
And steam the hair first.
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By D-nymph
#319058
SLSS wrote:And steam the hair first.

Wait, what? This seems like a top secret deer hair trick? What do you steam with? What's it do to the hair to allow better trimming? Interesting.
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By Outside Bend
#319065
D-nymph wrote:
SLSS wrote:And steam the hair first.

Wait, what? This seems like a top secret deer hair trick? What do you steam with? What's it do to the hair to allow better trimming? Interesting.

I'm not sure of the physics of it, but it seems to cause the hair to swell, and the body of the bug/head/whatever to become more dense. I just hold the spun body part to the spout of a teapot for a couple seconds with hemostats, it works.
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By SLSS
#319073
Outside Bend wrote:
D-nymph wrote:
SLSS wrote:And steam the hair first.

Wait, what? This seems like a top secret deer hair trick? What do you steam with? What's it do to the hair to allow better trimming? Interesting.

I'm not sure of the physics of it, but it seems to cause the hair to swell, and the body of the bug/head/whatever to become more dense. I just hold the spun body part to the spout of a teapot for a couple seconds with hemostats, it works.
OB's right. Ad water to something absorbent and it expands. When I get around to spinning deerhair I get all the bugs tied/spun and put them in a wire strainer before trimming. Hold them over a tea pot steam for a few seconds, bounce/mix them in the strainer, few more seconds of steam. Then let them cool and dry before trimming. If you trim right away the hair will be soft and hard to trim. Let them dry out and they hold shape and trim much nicer.

If your bugs/muddlers get mashed to shit, clean them up and steam them and they'll look near new. Same with most any fly, especially dries with good hackle.
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