Friday, 9 January 2009

In the surface film - Clippered Emergers

Here's a variation of the 'Clippered' theme. This is one to imitate small hatching olives. Again, the hackle is palmered, the wing (in this case Zelon) ispulled over to separate the hackle and then the underside hackle is clipped. The remaining hackle is then curled with scissor blades:

Angled in the vice so that you can see the hackle:

The underside:

Where it should be - in the surface film:

I love this refracted shot:

Here's another variant, but with a dubbed body. The thread is wound back through the dubbing to form the rib:


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