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DundeMay 22nd, 2011, 2:41 am

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im new to tying flys and fly fishing. i want to know how u get the end of the flys fluffy so if enyone reply that will be good.THANKS:)
CaseyPMay 22nd, 2011, 9:45 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
fluffy...for a wooley bugger or other fly with a marabou tail, two things will make the tail fluffier: more marabou, and tying it carefully at one place. be sure not to allow the thread to wander around the area because that will bind down all those fibers you want to fluff up.

remember, too, that once the fly is wet and you take it out of the water, it's going to look pretty pathetic--all mushed flat. it took my Best Fishing Buddy a while to realize that what he thought were rabbit-poop shaped wet flies actually fluffed out underwater and looked alive. same with marabou tails.

hope this helps.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
TroutnutMay 23rd, 2011, 3:45 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
I agree with Casey on the general advice. It would really be helpful if you say which flies you're tying. The best way to make them "fluffy" can be different for different types of flies.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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