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How To Tie Realistic Flies

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Abdomens

Many abdomens of the insects we try to imitate with our flies are very similar to one another. A wasp , bee , ant and even some spiders have abdomens that differ only slightly in size and shape so that the technique to do one can be altered slightly to create others. 

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To start, I thought I would show some basic tying techniques that I learned from David Martin when I first started tying realistics. All you will need is deer hair , white thread , some different sizes of monofilament fishing line and some flexible head cement. And of course some markers to change the color of the white thread.

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Above is a technique to do a small thread and mono abdomen on the hook.An extended body abdomen will be demonstrated below as I tie a honey bee abdomen.

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