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Funny, that was my first thought when I saw your flee - a Wilkinson. Braw tying as ever.Thanks SA!
This is quite an old pattern and was listed in Malone's book.
Some suggest that the Wilkinson is based on this fly and as it is much simpler to tie, the Quinn fell out of fashion a bit.
A flat base is the only way to get oval tinsel to sit right. If the thread isn't flat, there's no chance of getting neat touching turns.Lovely tying! Is there a good way to stop the Oval coating splitting when I tie with it? I love these patterns but I find the oval splits on me showing the undercoating too often. Maybe a coat of varnish ontop of it?
I use veevus tinsel with no real problemsSorry I didn't describe my problem well enough. I can tie the oval alright but I find that the actual gold or silver coating of the oval itself starts to peel off . Im using the veniards stuff at the moment and after a while of fishing the coating more or less disintegrates.
When I tie tinsel bodies, Oval or Flat, I always coat the hook with superglue before winding the tinsel. Then I give it a coat of Sally and it is bullet proof.Im using the veniards stuff at the moment and after a while of fishing the coating more or less disintegrates.