Eye candy and more

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Johnno
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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by Johnno » Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:38 pm

Down here we don’t have much call for tiny flies. A couple of insects are imitated with a #20 but that’d be about it. OTT they’d pretty much all be #16 upwards with a few #18 thrown in for fussy fish….
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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by hankaye » Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:56 pm

Howdy All;

Just so you don't end up throwing away a set of expensive scissors;

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=AJO ... 36&dpr=0.9

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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by DarrellP » Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:42 am

The nano silk that I tried seems identical to GSP.
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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by RickA » Fri Mar 24, 2023 8:28 am

DarrellP wrote: Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:42 am The nano silk that I tried seems identical to GSP.
It is. J Stockard describes Nano Silk as a standard GSP and it's the only GSP that is slightly twisted and can
be split for a dubbing loop. It will cut your finger to the bone if you try to snap off a tag end by hand.
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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by DUBBN » Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:28 am

Try not to cut Nano Silk with your scissors. It dulls them in a hurry.

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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by tworod » Fri Apr 07, 2023 8:59 am

hankaye wrote: Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:56 pm Howdy All;

Just so you don't end up throwing away a set of expensive scissors;

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=AJO ... 36&dpr=0.9

hank
I have no experience with nano silk but have tied 1500-3000 flies per year for over 50 years with just three pairs of scissors. A small Arkansas hard stone will keep your scissors sharp for life. Just give the scissors a few strokes before you start tying. The secret I learned years ago to keep any cutting blade sharp is to not wait until the blade becomes dull. The pivot screw should wear out before the blade.
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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by Partsman » Fri Apr 07, 2023 5:29 pm

Tworod, thanks for the reply to this thread, I think this will be very helpful to me as to others also.
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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by Roadkill » Fri Apr 07, 2023 7:08 pm

I have been honing my scissors as needed for years with my Diamond Deb nail file. ;)
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Re: Eye candy and more

Post by DUBBN » Fri Apr 07, 2023 7:52 pm

I have gone through 3 pairs of scissors in 30 years. No cutting of wire, kevlar or paper.

Moral of the story...... I do not tie enough flies.
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