Swing style streamer

Nappy

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The main ingredient. Palmering these are a little tough.and they don't spin very good in a dubbing loop but can be done.20210429_133237_HDR.jpg
 
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Don

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Are you spinning these or palmering them?
Why not just use an 8x or 9x salmon hook and sip that articulation?
 

Nappy

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I tried both ways. The back was pulmerd and then I put cutoffs in a dubbing loop on the front. That's tough spin alittle and pick through to unmarry the fibers. They stick together. Once ya pic um out they finally spin. Just takes time a steady hand and not to much coffee lol
 

Don

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I'm just trying to find the edge of the envelop here, discussing option, couldn't you use a long streamer if you didn't already own all those hooks. Or is the flexing a key component to the design, or don't ya know? The photo below is a nice side profile of a flat-wing and is good for this illustration.
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Nappy

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OK Don think of hooks like this. LONG HOOKS act like a pry bar when fighting a fish. It gives a fish a fulcrum point to shake off. Also your hook in the very back hooks more tail nippers like fall fish and trout plus when fighting them the hook way back saves your delicate hackles from teeth because of the corner of the mouth hook ups. short shank hooks are you friend lol
 

Nappy

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Well same tie style but woolyhugger model. Have to try it to see about hook ups
 

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Don

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So why (this is the rookie asking) can't you use say a #4 streamer hook and just hook a #1/0 over it for the stinger.
 

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Melvinp

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You normally make a loop but regardless it is not metal to metal it kinda hard to explain but take those hooks you have run together and spin it you will see that it will go around in circles just think if you had materials tied to it tangled mess hope it helps
 

Don

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I trust you. Grem or Sol will do the test for me and report back.

By the way, what type of loop, or other do you recommend? Do you have a photo?
 

Nappy

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I like the mono with a snell knot. Just don't know about long term use. the mono is one and done once the hook goes bad or the mono gets bad the fly is Don. The wire style in nice because if left long enough you can change hooks. Wire is much stiffer and adds a little wieght
 

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