Mike, also way back in the days.....when most all blind eye hooks had squared off hook shanks and no tapers.....the gut was usually tyed in almost the complete length of ther shank..........so as to make it less likely to pull out while fighting big fish. But with the advent of tapered hooks and specially since we most often do not fish these flies.....the guy in most often nowdays, only tyed in to "fit inside" the taper. Which is why, when you are sucking on it to prepare it for shaping into a neat little ring to make the eye, you should also nibble on the two tags ends. You just bite right on both ends to fray them and prepare them for seperation, so you can stager your cuts. You wanna trim the gut on a taper to keep the taper on the hooks smooth and even. So say you have three strands on the piece your working with.....after you get it bout half way lashed down.....you seperate the strands and make graduated cuts of the three strands individually and continue lashing. That's how you keep a nice taper for your body.
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:22:32 -1000 Subject: [VFB] Re: in case From: flyfish...@gmail.com To: email@example.com Mark or Iain, I don't tie with blind eyes so tell me why do you twist the gut to make the eye? Does it keep it from closing or what? Mike On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Mark Romero <markflie...@hotmail.com> wrote: Iain, i've twisted a lot of gut over the last few years.....i know the process.....and i never said it was hard........it IS a piece of cake........... What i said IS, it's time consumming. And i simply don' t have the time for that. Plus i'm set for life on gut now. i can't live long enough to use all i have. From: iainsh...@hotmail.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [VFB] Re: in case Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:42:22 +0000 Naaaah, twisting is easy. Nail in a bench gut ends knotted. other end knotted or loops on a cup hook, hook turned in electric screwdriver. soak gut first in boiling water to soften then twist. leave overnight to dry. From: markflie...@hotmail.com To: email@example.com Subject: [VFB] Re: in case Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 02:44:04 -0700 Not a bad idea Iain.....but i'd still have to twist it right? And actually, i think i'm prolly set for life at this point.....i've got alllllllll kinds of gut now, from a whole lotta sources and 90% of it is already twisted. Twisting is not the problem.........it's the time involved to do it. Time........the most precious and hard to come by thing we got...........nowhere near enough of............Damn shame we need to sleep. From: iainsh...@hotmail.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [VFB] Re: in case Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 06:07:05 +0000 try your local vet for out of date gut sutures, comes in all sizes. iain From: markflie...@hotmail.com To: email@example.com Subject: [VFB] in case Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 22:49:29 -0700 In case anyone is interested. i got my Ukelele strings in the mail today..........the gut is very nice.......very clean and very light in color........perfect for dying. i think there is more on ebay.......price is pretty good as well. Now let's hope the tennis racquet stuff is just as good. ebay is sometimes a crap shoot......lol Windows 7: Unclutter your desktop. Learn more. Chat to your friends for free on selected mobiles. Learn more. </html Use Hotmail to send and receive mail from your different email accounts. Find out how. -- Mike Bliss Aloha from Hawaii _________________________________________________________________ Find the right PC with Windows 7 and Windows Live. http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/pc-scout/laptop-set-criteria.aspx?cbid=wl&filt=200,2400,10,19,1,3,1,7,50,650,2,12,0,1000&cat=1,2,3,4,5,6&brands=5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16&addf=4,5,9&ocid=PID24727::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WWL_WIN_evergreen2:112009 --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---