The Carrie Challege
By Hosted by Chris Del Plato
really missed my vise. Tying in hand was slow and
meticulous and threw off my ability to quickly proportion
the materials to the hook. Also had a hard time situating
throat materials. Body was fairly easy when I alternated
holding the hook between hands. I used a bobbin, which
I think was a mistake (it kept getting in the way).
I half hitched after every step so as not to lose
any completed steps, and I've got to admit I used
a vice to apply the red band to the head. I didn't
think the half hitches would hold until I cemented
the head. I have a new found appreciation for my vise
and for the tiers who can tie with there fingers.
How did Lee Wulff tie match-head sized flies using
only his fingers??? All in all a great exercise.
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