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#1 Mogup

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:52 PM

I was always under the impression that tails on both wet and flies were to be determined by the length of the shank. I was reading a posting somewhere that the length of the dry fly tail should be the entire length of the hook which means including the bend. A wet fly tail should be shorter and only the length of the shank ! Is this true and have I been in the dark all these years ? If so please somebody toss me a torch !

#2 Flynewbrunswick

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

this may help

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#3 Mogup

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 01:14 AM

Thanks for thr diagrams Flynewbrunswick and if I'm interpretating them correctly the post I read was wrong and my old understanding was correct.

#4 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:40 PM

Light and dark in tying a dry or wet fly? Right or wrong? Hmmm.

Guidelines, yes. But tying is fun. Tie what floats your boat and enjoy the process.

Tying more dries MOGUP? Let's see.
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#5 ted patlen

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 01:59 AM

dale hit it...guidelines !!!!!!!!!   not gospel !