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    Default FT Compact tubes

    Tied these Shrimp types on Foxy tails compact 13mm tubes.
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    I find them nice to tie on, with or without a cone.

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    There's a bit of weight to them, similar to a 1/2" Copper tube?

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    Just something a bit different.

    Cheers...
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    Nice wee tubes stoaty
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    Good profile to those flies Stoaty.

    Are the tubes Ok to tie on with the slope?
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    ..........so many flies, so little time!

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    Nice tubes

    I tie my smaller Snaeldas on those.

    They are pretty easy to tie on IME, a bed of waxed thread doesn't slip off, but if you are struggling a run of superglue down the thread would fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westie4566 View Post
    Good profile to those flies Stoaty.

    Are the tubes Ok to tie on with the slope?
    Thanks all...

    As Mr Knollington says; a bit of super glue on the shoulder and try to keep the dubbing pretty tight, seems to stay put; I suppose ribbed ones are a bit more practical. I like the reduced back, the tubing fits snugly and flush.

    Cheers
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    Look cracking, any chance of a step by step please

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    Look cracking, any chance of a step by step please
    Thanks Matthew, there's not much to them really, two hackles at the back, buck tail with a bit of flash and black / gold light bright dubbed on; two hackles on the front....and a cone!

    Will try to have a go tomorrow.

    Cheers

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    Many Thanks stoaty

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    As requested by Matthew, its my first attempt at a ''step by step'' so please bear with it...

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    I've secured the tubing at the front of the tube to stop it spinning and started at the back for the rear hackles.

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    Catch two Hen feathers in (one at a times easer, if you want)
    and form a reasonable shrimpy hackle.

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    Once I've got something resembling a hackle I dad a bit of super glue on the thread to help secure.

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    Mix and add some bucktail with a couple of crystal flash strands, secure and add a bit of super glue for good measure.

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    For the body I use a mix of gold with a bit of black dubbed on.

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    Form a tapered body and secure in; scruff up a bit and trim as required (this ones a bit humpy...)

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    Tie two front hackles (I'm missing the 2nd hackle picture, its a black one)

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    I like the Pro fisher cones there quite deep and hide my cach handed finish!

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    Burr the tubing over and your ready to scare some fish. its not the tidiest or most technical, but it might just catch a bit of stuff...

    Cheers



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    Well done stoats....thanks for taking the time to post
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