Published Jun 2. 2017 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Jun 2. 2017

Twisto Caddis & Missing Link

Twisto Caddis & Missing Link
Guest host and legend Mike Mercer shows us how it's done!(Recorded 02-02-17)

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Furling the dubbing...

I cannot spin the dubbing enough to get it to furl on itself. It looks like a loop off the back of the hook. Do you have any tricks or suggestions to spin it more?
Thanks. Really like the look of the Twisto Caddis.....or at least YOUR Twisto Caddis!
Joe

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Furling...

Joe,

In order for things to furl, they really need to be twisted a lot.

In technique shown, you need some long fibered dubbing and you need to twist it into a dense yarn before it furls. Grab each end of a bit of the dubbing and pull it out to about a couple of centimeters or shy of 1 inch in length.

Twist one end between thumb and index finger while holding it tight in the other end. Counting turns isn't easy, but 10-20 turns is probably a good goal. This should result in an almost smooth, spiraled yarn, that furls willingly around itself when you double it. It's important not to let go of either end at any time during and after the process. It will be locked when you tie it in.

Maybe practice with a little piece of real yarn to master the technique - or simply use yarn and brush it a bit afterwards.

Martin

Thanks, Martin...

Thanks, Martin
I’ll keep trying. Really nice looking fly.
Joe

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