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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    Quote Originally Posted by danme View Post
    Ok now im psyched -- I may have to tie a dozen more and try different colors/bodies -- Maybe Olive -- Pheasent Tail -- Gray -- And try different hackles also -- Hmmm The possibilites are endless

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    NOOOooooo dont do it. I have been there and done that. The fly mags are always coming out the the greatest fly of all time and you tie up a bunch and find out that they are just ok, but not the fish magnet you were led to believe. Tie about three. if they work out for you fine if not then you wont be left with a box full of flies you never use. Just my opinion

    To look good is to fish good

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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    The instructions in the latest FlyFisherman are from Kaufmann the originator of the Stimmy
    and are very good. According to him the wing should only go to the halfway point of the tail,
    yours is a little long. He also stresses the correct hair to use. I'm going to tie some this weekend.


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    Ok Dan, I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that you are a man who appreciates honesty to improve your tying since you're requesting feedback, and not the bullshit ass-kissery that your getting. I'm not a tying expert, but I can tell you that the fly is a little wacked.

    - Tail is way too long, it should be hook-gap.
    - Wing is way too long, should extend to about the middle of the tail.
    - proportions are a little wacked and the eye is too crowded, which also throws things off.
    - Taper the body and head.
    - Hackle is splayed probably because of the bulky tapering, tie feather in concave side down.

    These flies are difficult for me as well, took me a couple of tries to get it right, I also had problems with crowding the eye. Best way to avoid this start well back of the eye. If it looks like your starting too far back, then that is the place you want to start at.

    Oh yea, and when you finally get this fly right, throw some rubber legs on at the thorax.

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    trout nazi is 100% correct..its a little more difficult of a pattern to tie..but once you get used to it then its no different from anything else..we all had to start somewhere,but it surely needs to be refined..look at charlie cravens pics of it and strive for that look..he goes into great detail with pics in his book how to tie it..


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    Besides the colors already mentioned, since we're in the east, don't forget some in a fire orange color. These were tied by the late Fran Betters. The color's a little washed in my picture, but the body and thread are fire orange.

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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    Danme, I said I was going to try this fly because of this thread....TY
    So, here they are for your criticism....please, be honest, smoke in my ass will just make me fart...
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ID:	6770catching the hackle, and believe me, I wiggle the wire back and forth (have fun with that one)......I have to work on the taper, and just keeping it real "tight", any suggestions, if you please.


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    lightenup you tie some nice flies


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    Quote Originally Posted by emoussa View Post
    lightenup you tie some nice flies
    Thanks, emoussa, but I have a long way to go to tie the flies I want...look at A.K.'s stimulator in the fly swap...that is clean and tight and perfect...This is what I am striving for....


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    look at A.K.'s stimulator in the fly swap...that is clean and tight and perfect...This is what I am striving for
    ..and that's exactly why I'm in the swap...I get something like that, and I will use it as a model for mine and it makes me try to tie better.


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

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    ..and that's exactly why I'm in the swap...I get something like that, and I will use it as a model for mine and it makes me try to tie better.
    Well said tomk6251.....


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

    i think they look ok..what i do when wrapping wire thru hackle is to pretend the hackle isnt there..if its good hackle with still barbs just make your wraps quickly..if you try to wiggle the wire thru the hackle it will get sloppy..the stiff barbs of the hackle kinda just get out of there own way when you wrap..


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    Re: 1st Time Making A Stimulator 00 Thoughts/Suggestions???

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ID:	9424I took a shot at these last month. Black w/coastal deer hair, black foam body w/dyed black elk and a traditional stim. The coastal deer hair ROCKS. Sunnies hangin off the hook can't sink these things!

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