Published Jul 4. 2010 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Phlex Phlyz... Is it still tyin' if there's no thread?!

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Phly phabricating phresh phrom the phringe...
OK... there is some thread to lay down a proper base but...
Enter the UV PHREE Tuffleye Spot Welding Zone... goggles and leather gloves "optional "...








Pete Gray's picture

Phly Welding......

'more phly welding pics... here's das Caped Crusader...







Why bother...?!
I was having a particularly challenging time of it, attempting to tame a batch of uncooperative cape feathers...
The quills had a bit of a structural twist to them... when thread tension was applied the shaft would rotate... slightly...
but enough to frustrate my good intentions...
'Welding allows me to position the feather and zap it when things look right...
Sofarsogood... although slick tapered hair [buck tail, etc] presents some durability issues since there isn't much to grab on to for a proper purchase...




Weshallsee... R&D... a work in progress...

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

'after thought......

Playin' around with some acrylic and Farrar Blend...


'Got a Phuzzie Notion...
and I couldn't leave well enough alone...
'Welded on some curious pheatherz to change the look...


petegray

Pete Gray's picture

PHLY WELDING......

some mono thread to dress the hook and to tye in some phur...
all the pheatherz and phlash... spot welded... phrozen in place with magic Bug-Bond voodoo light cured acrylic...






another welded phuzzie notion...



and...


that "beak" was buggin' me... time for some plastic surgery... [albino moose-a-saurus mane?!]
that's better...

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

Same olde phyz... 'different DAZE......

In the previous exercise I placed several CDL pheatherz over the white body to achieve a formidable contrast...
Below I welded in a Cree pheather on each side and overlayed with WHITE to subdue the contrast and insinuate a phishy profile...



The inuendo of phlash under the welded pheatherz shows thru nicely... 'running lights!

Dartanyan y los Tres Mousecateers showing variations and what happens when there is a notion trying to escape but NO set recipe...

and... let's NOT forget das Crustacean Nation Insinuation...





by the way...
I've made it a point to try the Big Three... Tuffleye, CCG, and Bug-Bond... These light cured acrylics are AMAZING!
My attachment to TF& FLEX is solid and goes way back and my preference for a UV free cure is a deciding factor but...
I must say that the BUG-BOND alternative is nothing short of BRILLIANT...
The BB delivery system [to include the tip kit] is second to none... when my CCG supply is gone, it will NOT be replenished... BB ROCKS... CCG not so much...
David Edwards has broken the code, hit a HOME RUN, and wins the UV challenge HANDS DOWN!
Here in los Estados Unidos BB & TF are available from the Bear's Den AND Whitewaterflies...
I'm a bit ripe to be this breathless! Suffice it to say... JUST DO IT!

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

Blasphemous Phly Welding...

Time Phlies...! and Youth is WASTED on the young...! Martin, your globalflyfisher continues to be beacon of light that keeps me off the rocks... Cheeerz!

petegray

Martin Joergensen's picture

Thanks Pete!...

I appreciate your kind words Pete. Your own contributions has helped lift the site, so don't be too humble! ;-)

I know the publishing pace has been slow lately, but as you say: why is it the young who have all the youth? I could use a dose of 25 year old Martin now and then, but for some reason he doesn't really appear when I need him.

Such is life...

Martin

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