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3 inch Eyelash

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This is a two in one.

Building an articulated 10 inch fly.

Making 3-4 inch eyelash.

Take a look at the process Bill Sherer uses to make a huge eyelash from ES craft fur. It is as easy as it looks.

 

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we learned that from bill over ten years ago.  the fly was called the murdered muppet .the part of adding tear mender is new. and back then nobody used shanks.  the stretching of the craft hair only works with hareline brand .

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Shanks have been around longer than you think. Here's a tandem shown in Herter's Manual 1955 maybe before you were born. The front section of the fly on the left looks like a shank to me.

40481956863_8812fd55ac_z.jpgTandem2c by Michael Gerharz, on Flickr

Gary LaFontaine used them a lot in the 90s too. Maybe we never heard of them till later.

I have found that those free swatches we got from the Farbric House long ago work just as well, maybe better because they are bushier.  Wapsi works but not as well.  It is hard to imagine using those ropes without the tear mender.

 

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