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Gh Heavy Buzzers
« on: April 12, 2013, 03:26:54 PM »
Not a competition fly, because it breaks the rules. But an excellent lake pattern none the less.



Hook: TMC 2499SPBL #10
Body: Red and Black UTC Wire
Thorax: Black Tying Thread
Wing Buds: Gold Goose Biots
Shell Back: Later Scale Flash

This pattern sinks very quickly. Lay down an underbody of thread from the hook point forward on the shank with a taper as you get closer to the Thorax. When you wrap your wire forward it will take on the taper that you created giving the profile of the Chironomids. Mix different colours of UTC wire to get different colour versions.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 12:32:16 PM by Garhan »
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 04:02:58 PM »
Why can't I take pictures like that?   :)

The body is entirely wire with epoxy over it?    I bet it sinks great with the skinny profile too.
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 04:05:13 PM »
Yes the entire body is UTC wire and coated with a UV epoxy..
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 04:10:17 PM »
Why can't I take pictures like that?   :)

The body is entirely wire with epoxy over it?    I bet it sinks great with the skinny profile too.

As for the photos. It is easy enough to do. My basic setup is always shot with a timer and the camera is on a tripod…always,always,always… The Light comes from a lamp with q 100 watt bulb Natural daylight. There is a sheet of paper taped to the lamp from the shade to form a U shape below the lamp. Flies are put on the paper. The rest is editing. If you have a manual setting always shoot in a manual focus mode. You would laugh if you seen my setup…because it is to simple.
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 04:13:21 PM »


Here is the setup. See easy. crop photo in editing to get ride of the junk around the flies.
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 04:56:47 PM »
Nice setup, nice flies. :)  What camera are you using?

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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 06:04:35 PM »
A Cannon  XSi or a Panasonic DMC-TZ5. I grab whatever is handy. I shoot in manual mode on the Cannon with a standard 18-55 mm lens. And a fixed lens that comes with the Panasonic. Both do a great job.
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 08:01:48 PM »
Thanks for the info Garhan. :)

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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 08:24:28 PM »
Very nice patterns Garhan! Thanks for sharing them with us! The Later Scale Flash is very interesting looking material and makes a superb shell back for this pattern.
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 07:31:15 PM »
what rules does it break??

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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 08:14:13 PM »
Wire can be used as a rib, but it must not be tightly wrapped together on the outside of the fly body since this constitutes visible weighting!!!  As long as you have a gap between the wraps, its legal.  Picky, picky, picky, but dems da rules.
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 09:54:27 PM »
The body is all wire and therefore can not be used in a competition. Rib can be used but has to be applied only as a rib.
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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 10:40:14 AM »
Having said all that. One could after wrapping both wires, remove the Black wire and then you would have a tight perfectly spaced rib.


it is difficult to tell once the epoxy resin has filled in all the slots. But I would think that the way the rules are written, that this would be expectable. But maybe someone else could comment on this, especially if they have a background in Competition Rules and judging.

Close Up with wire removed


This ribbing technique also allows you to tighten up the ribbing even more if desired or spaced wider if desired by using wire of different gauge. Either way it gives a perfect uniform rib.

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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 08:00:15 AM »
I am curious about the hooks which appear in the excellent photos to have an semi arrow point. What brand of hooks are these?

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Re: Gh Heavy Buzzers
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 08:01:41 AM »
Disregard my question I see that the hooks used are TMC & I think I have some.