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First time tying game changers #13612174 06/29/20 04:48 PM
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First time trying to tie these game changers. Id like to think I did a decent job roflmao

1st tie on top at 2.75" ish
2nd tie on bottom at 3" ish (I think this one looks way better)

I think I need to use a bigger hooks though. I used size 4 hooks and they are barely being covered by the fibers.

I have yet to used them. Hopefully them largies will eat these fish

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Look great to me. What type of fiber is that?

One area I had to make adjustments on was eye placement. Depending on your shank length, if you put the eye right there on your hook shank, you could build up a glob of superglue that blocks off a portion of the hook gap. Now I am very careful how much glue is used, and try to keep the eye on the upper half of the shank.

Lost 3 fish for not being able to get the hook set in order to learn that lesson.


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Originally Posted by COFF
Look great to me. What type of fiber is that?

One area I had to make adjustments on was eye placement. Depending on your shank length, if you put the eye right there on your hook shank, you could build up a glob of superglue that blocks off a portion of the hook gap. Now I am very careful how much glue is used, and try to keep the eye on the upper half of the shank.

Lost 3 fish for not being able to get the hook set in order to learn that lesson.


Thanks for the tip for the eyes. I tried to put the least amount of glue on the bottom side of eyes as possible, but I see what you mean. There is not a big gap between eyes and hook point. I will have to play around with that too.

I am using Chocklett's Gamechanger chenille in the minnow grey color. Fibers are about .5" long(i think). I am going to try and experiment with other stuff as well though.

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I will sell you all that Chocklett's Gamechanger chenille I have. I gave up on this fly long ago. I have several colors and will give you a DEAL!

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Nicely done. hooked


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Re: First time tying game changers [Re: texasflycaster] #13616251 07/02/20 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by texasflycaster
I will sell you all that Chocklett's Gamechanger chenille I have. I gave up on this fly long ago. I have several colors and will give you a DEAL!


What colors you got? Why are you giving up on the GC? PITA to tie reasons, or not catching fish reasons?


Re: First time tying game changers [Re: texasflycaster] #13616344 07/02/20 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by texasflycaster
I will sell you all that Chocklett's Gamechanger chenille I have. I gave up on this fly long ago. I have several colors and will give you a DEAL!


what colors and how much? i just wanted to try it out so dont have much material hahah

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