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#21 BobE

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:10 AM

Great tutorial, Bud, thanks for the detailed description. Maybe one of these days I'll be doing it in my sleep too, instead of having night mares about it laugh.gif

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:15 PM

And to think I used the thread for all of the compression. How silly of me not to think about compressing it with the highest strength and most precise tools I own, my fingers. Duh!!

Thanks Bud - It is amazing how when we are trying to follow instructions written by the masters, we might overlook the obvious.

No more relying on the "Hope" that 0.25" of compression distance of the thread to make the wings work. I figure I will go from 20% converting a good wing to at least 80%.

Nice.

#23 Aileen Ellis

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:25 PM

Thank you for posting this Bud. I am taking notes....lots of notes.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:31 AM

Thanks Bud for posting your tutorial. I would have posted this sooner but I got side tracked looking at your "Fly Box" biggrin.gif. Your Patterns are incredible! I really enjoyed your article in the last Hatches Magazine. Once again, thanks for sharing your knowledge and keep up the great work!

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:25 AM

bud this is yet another great tutorial............ smile.gif

thanks for posting it
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#26 Big Jim Caddis

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:20 AM

Thanks Bud, great tutorial

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE (Bud Guidry @ Jan 31 2008, 02:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
theres been so many people asking me how i tie on a married wing as of late, so heres the deal, i'm going to go now and try to do a tutorial on this with pictures, it shouldn't take more than an hour. i'll take real close up shots on finger postition and thread position so be back in a few with possibly some questions answered and help for some of you who have asked.

Bud


Hi Bud, I'm from México and a like tie salmon flies, but a have a problem whit the married wings, they ever turn to any side or blend overself what I can do?
I try like your advice but ever blend, I colocate my fingers like the photo, some is wrong in my tying, check this picture



thanks Bud

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:46 AM

Thank you so much Bud Guidry ! Great tutoria !

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

I have been wondering what a maried wing was. I didn't know that what I was already trying to do had a name. I don't tie for art or fishing most of the time. I usually just tie to relax and learn for when I do finely get out to water. That was a great tutorial I must admit. I may have already been doing it; but I wasn't doing it well. I am going to start reworking my "married wings" today.

What material are those black rings on the body? Is it ostrich feather? I resently became aware of classic fly tying. Don't know alot of techniques or names of techniques. I mostly just stumble through my experiments.

Great job!
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (hairyjoe123 @ Jan 5 2011, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been wondering what a maried wing was. I didn't know that what I was already trying to do had a name. I don't tie for art or fishing most of the time. I usually just tie to relax and learn for when I do finely get out to water. That was a great tutorial I must admit. I may have already been doing it; but I wasn't doing it well. I am going to start reworking my "married wings" today.

What material are those black rings on the body? Is it ostrich feather? I resently became aware of classic fly tying. Don't know alot of techniques or names of techniques. I mostly just stumble through my experiments.

Great job!
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#32 Vytas

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:54 PM

Thank you

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (gucumatz @ Mar 10 2009, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Bud, I'm from México and a like tie salmon flies, but a have a problem whit the married wings, they ever turn to any side or blend overself what I can do?
I try like your advice but ever blend, I colocate my fingers like the photo, some is wrong in my tying, check this picture


Bud,
I'd be interested in your reply to this image, since mine turn out like that much of the time.
thx!

#34 Bud Guidry

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:12 PM

steelheadr, did i send you a PM?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (Bud Guidry @ Mar 31 2011, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
steelheadr, did i send you a PM?

yes you did - thx very much. I still haven't got it all figured out, but wings are getting better... Just keep practicing I guess.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:33 PM

Bud,
Usually, there is an under wing to contend with. would this not affect the tying in of the maine wing.
good or bad? Just a thought.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE (slowpoke @ Apr 3 2011, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bud,
Usually, there is an under wing to contend with. would this not affect the tying in of the maine wing.
good or bad? Just a thought.
Joe


That is what usually gives me trouble. I have been having a hard time getting the main wing to sit right on top of the hook with the underwing there, lately. Tippet underwings seem to be especially tricky.

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#38 Bud Guidry

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:08 AM

heres the solution, two ways, first, thread control. pay attention that you don't build a bump ahead of the tie in point at the head. the underwing creates a hump there you have to overcome. the second solution is wrapping a few wraps of thread to level off the tiny space right forward of where you tied in your underwing. the trick i use is holding the main wings higher up on the shoulder of the wing. speading the tips of your fingers a tad, this allows the wings to open below, once your ready to position your wing carefully mount it so each side falls along each side of the underwing then you can apply preasure to the main wing with your finger tips, this action closes the main wing over the outsides of your underwing, you can then keep applying preasure to the wing as you make those first few wraps. i'll have to do a visual tutorial with pics to show you guys what i'm talking about. don't try to tie in the main wing directly above the underwing, you need to tie it in along each side

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:17 AM

Well ive tried just about every method but this one Bud is what ive had the most sucsess with as i just feel like ive got more control this way and i dont as much wing slippage either doing it this way,id be interested to know if you or anyone uses their middle or index finger of the Bobbin hand as a Keel to help keep the wing up straight and from rolling over as it really works well ive found with this method.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

BRAVE MAN
Great series of pics,congratulations.