Saturday, November 10, 2012

Trouser Worm Tying Video

A new video is up on YouTube about tying the Trouser Worm.  This is my first fly tying video, constructive criticism is welcome.

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  1. McTage,

    I wish the ingredient list lasted a couple seconds longer. Other than that it was to my mind wonderful. Why do you not follow the Amensia Mono to the eye, as much as has a glowing tendency? Also, have you ever had the fur of the rabbit riding dorsally?

    Gregg

    Gregg

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    1. Gregg, Running the amnesia between the eye and the bead just doesn't seem to come out clean. You end up covering most of it with thread locking it down anyways. I have never tried flipping the fur so that it faces the shank. Just how I tied the first one, habit I guess, I will give it a shot. I will make the ingredients longer next time, thanks for the feedback.

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  2. Excellent tutorial! I'm hoping to tie up a few of those for my carp box and that helps a lot.

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  3. I see now that the mistake I made when I tied a few up was the bead chain eyes were tied right up against the bead so they didn't "head stand" right. Good stuff McT!

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    1. Thanks Mas. They would probably still catch fish that way but wouldn't quite swim or drop the same for sure.

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  4. yeah, good video. I enjoyed it. good idea with the amnesia, i'll be glad to get some of that used up.

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    1. I am sure many of us have sold our soul to first name chuck last name duck at some point in our sordid past. Might as well use all those leftovers.

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  5. Thanks for the bathtub shots also . . . nice touch to see how it should swim for a novice carpie . . .

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    1. Thanks Rex. You can't really understand what a pattern is or is not until you dunk it.

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  6. Hey now...I still have a spare spool ready to go lined up with 15 lb red amnesia! I may be able to sacrifice a a couple feet of it for a few flies though...

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    1. Is your spiritual advisor aware of your transgression? Not saying I wouldn't have a spare spool of my own if I still lived in MI mind you.

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  7. Not much of a carpie, but I'm seeing Smallmouth/bonefish/permit written all over this pattern--just a color change. Great to see the finished underwater portion. Rather than amnesia, could you use d-rib vinyl? Great instructional.

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    1. I have only caught a couple of smallies on it to date, but I have always had the same feeling. A dark orange or brown perhaps for smallies. Not qualified for bonefish / permit.

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