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ByhaughOctober 22nd, 2014, 2:16 am

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I was looking at an old FlyCraft paper caliper device. I never used one myself, but have seen them.
My question is this: how many believe the Golden Ratio applies, for example , to the placement of the wing on a hook?

I have watched many highly respected tiers place the wing at the 75% mark of the shank length (for example). Others, say to place the wing at "...approximately the 2/3 mark of the hook shank."

If the Golden a Ratio applies to this aspect of an insect's wing location represented on a hook shank.....and if I have done the math correctly, it would fall at the 62% mark.

I'm not talking about some Balancing reason, but strictly trying to imitate the appearance of the natural.

Your thoughts?

TaxonOctober 22nd, 2014, 2:45 am
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Plano, TX

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Hi Byron-

Your thoughts?

Not to imply that I have any useful thoughts, but simply in the interest of clarifying your question, are you referring to mayflies?
Roger Rohrbeck
ByhaughOctober 22nd, 2014, 2:50 am

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Any mayfly.

Here's a photo of the old device.

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RogueratOctober 22nd, 2014, 4:17 pm
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I was relating this post to Fibonacci's Number, which corresponds to 61% more or less...I use it a lot in cabinet-making, my other $$$$$ vice and semi-retirement it's supposed to make money hobby.
I'd like to see a good side-view (elevation, so to speak) of a given natural but it makes sense that the proportions apply, somehow.

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