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Post by piffilus » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:07 am

Thanks. I will make some more of them.

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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:51 pm

Hmmm. Maybe a slight improvement on my previous attempt. Work in progress :D
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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:52 pm

Talk about Dick Walker’s Chinaman :cool:
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Post by piffilus » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:02 pm

I had the same idea though with 0.60 nylon since I don't have any braid at the moment. I'll give it a try anyway.

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:14 am

It’s not quite what I had in mind to be honest. I had imagined something a lot sexier and looking less like a 6yr old had tied it. :D
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Post by piffilus » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:31 pm

This is my first try. Have to get some braid.
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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:37 pm

That’s pretty damned good. What’s the hook? My original intention was to have the hook mounted and replaceable like one of Matt’s string leaches. Maybe with a sheep girl ring at the other end.

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Post by piffilus » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:19 pm

It's the Prologic XC3. I was thinking of trying to make one with a hook in the tail as this and one at the thorax and having a ring in the nose for easy tying on and off. But I am not sure about what knots to use for the braid to the hooks. On the one above it's the Eugene bend to the hook and a perfection loop. I Will make lighter wings as well.

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Post by piffilus » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:52 pm

Second try! I have used 2 Prologic XC3 hooks one in the back and one in front. They are connected with 0.30 mm braid through a Eugene bend on the back hook and then a nail knot and then wound up to the eye and finally knotted with a Eugene bend in the eye on the front hook. Then another piece of braid to the sheep girl ring. For wings I use four strands out of hollow braid dyneema. And lots of super glue and uv resin for eyes and to stiffen the wings closest to the thorax.

I must say that I am very pleased with the outcome. It should be the right size according to the scale to a lighter as on Flavios photos.
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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:09 am

Blimey. That’s excellent!!!
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