Tony: I would be VERY interested in how to spin/pack lamb's wool. I just had a 
friend who raises sheep send me a big box of wool. I'm cc'ing this to you as my 
messages have been getting lost for the most part. Thanks, Chuck

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Anthony Spezio 
  Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2009 5:30 PM
  Subject: [VFB] Re: tools now Packing Hair.

        Being "self thought" I started spinning on a bare hook shank and that 
is the way I have done it all the time except when I tried to spin on a thread 
covered hook a couple of times. That did not suit me at all. I found I could 
not pack the hair as tight as I would like.
        If interested, I can post some of my other deer hair bugs. I not only 
spin deer hair this way but also lambs wool. I have a Lizard I made that way. 
The lambs wool will pack just as tight.
        --- On Sun, 8/23/09, Rene Zillmann <> wrote:

          From: Rene Zillmann <>
          Subject: [VFB] Re: tools now Packing Hair.
          Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009, 9:46 AM

          that's basically ow I do it. No tools.
          How do you keep it with the hook's shank? Do you lay a thread base in
          the first step are are you spinng on the basre hook?
          Anthony Spezio wrote:
          > Will send finger nail clippings next time I trim them. LOL
          > Here is how I do it.
          > After spinning the hair, take a couple of thread wraps in front of 
          > spun hair. Put thumb and first finger, finger nails up against the
          > hair with the hook shank between the nails. Now work your hand in a
          > back and forth twisting motion while pushing the hair back against 
          > last bunch. The wraps in front of the hair when pushed back in that
          > motion will hold the hair in place. When you think you have all the
          > hair you can get in the shank, work it back some more and you will
          > find you can almost always get another bunch on. Another thing, I 
          > to use the thinnest thread I can get by with. Most times it is 3/0. 
          > Hope this is clearer than mud.
          > Tony
          > --- On *Sat, 8/22/09, J Balmer /<>/* wrote:
          >     From: J Balmer <>
          >     Subject: [VFB] Re: tools and books question
          >     To:
          >     Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 8:04 PM
          >     Next Time I tie a packed hair fly we’ll use your finger nailsJ
          >     *From:*
          >     [] *On Behalf Of *Anthony Spezio
          >     *Sen*
          > >



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