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I did a step by step not too long ago but may have erased the pictures. I'm off for the weekend and the weather looks pretty crappy for fishing so maybe I can get some pics up again then.
 

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Thanks Shoeman but i'm looking for more directions...

I would apprecaite that GunRod...I want to try some in New York while i'm there...Because the locals have never heard of such a thing as a condum wiggler...haha....
 

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I went to the site that Shoeman posted and looked at the bug. Now I want try tying one of those. It looks like some nasty bug that some fish would enjoy.
 

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pat, i posted it on the flytyingforum.com site in their fly pattern database.... if you tie differently though, please by all means post again.

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Thanks Steve......that will save some time. I had done it on this site some time ago and deleted the photos in my gallery in a cleaining session.
 

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Hook: Mustad 37160 sz 8
Thread: brown 3/0
Tail: Hackle fibers
Body: Palmered Latex colored with brown marker
Hackle: Brown furnace hackle palmered and clipped

First, cut your latex into a small strip to be palmered.


Tie in your hackle by the tips. Leave a small amount of the hackle tips for a tail.


Tie in your Latex. I tie the excess down along the hook shank.


Wrap (Palmer) the latex forward. To get the right thickness you will wrap it back to the tail and forward again before tying it off.


Color the back of the latex with a brown marker.


Palmer your hackle forward and tie off.


Clip the hackle from the sides and top. Some don't clip the hackle and that's fine too. It will work either way.


I use either head cement or clear nail polish on the back of the nymph. This protects both the brown marker and the hackle. Good luck.
 

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ahhhh, you use the thinner latex.... using turnicate mat'l usually its a one wrap thing for a size 8 or 10, as you can vary the buildup by stretching it more while palmering.

I usually use latex gloves for smaller, trout size 12s or 14s.

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Now that Looks AWSOME...

I was tying some...but I was only using one wrap of Latex...so you really wrap three times? From bend to eye to bend and back to eye to tie off?

I have to get a brown marker...would a brown sharpie work? I can probably get them from work...

Anyway...

Thanks to Gunrod and MSUiceman for the help...I really do appreciate it...

Gonna take some of those fishing with me to New York...

Evidentally they have never heard of such a bug over there...Figure I should edjucate some Erie steel with the latex wiggler...

-Jim
 

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Thanks Steve and Steve.....:p

I've forgotten that we've got tyers of all levels here after some of the awesome swaps and gotten away from the step by steps. I'm gonna try and get back to this some after my vacation here. Hopefully others will be able to do the same.
 

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A sharpie should work but make sure you use some sort of cement to cover it and protect it.

The latex will dictate how many times you palmer. Like Steve said, his latex is thicker so he doesn't have to wrap as many times. If your fly looks too thick, stretch the latex to make it thinner. If you only need two wraps, tie it in at the hook eye, palmer back and foward again.
 
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