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Recutting tips #14318259 03/17/22 03:05 PM
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Hey everybody I was wondering if anyone had ever tried or have a technique on reshaping the feather to try and cut another tip out of it. Any input is appreciated grin


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I haven't but I do use just about all of the farther for v's and use the longer v's for my micro jigs...... confused 3


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YES!!!!,, you dont reshape the feather.. you take the VEE portion that is left over, and tie it onto the jig.. here the key.. when you tie it on, orient the vee so it is in line with the hook shank.. the vee part of the feather actually works better than the single straight feather... the reason is because it resembles a minnows tail. the commonly tied feather jig, when wet is just a thin line in the water. with the natural shape of the VEE part of the feather, it stays slightly seperated with some indulating .
try it,, you will regret throwing the VEES away.. !!!!!!
jigum jigs used to tie something similair, called halo magic If I recall.. dont throw the VEE sections away, if so your throwing away the best part of the feather.. Jigum used all three parts,., the vee, and also the straight cut out in the middle of the vee.
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/\/\/\/\ What SK & Leanin Post said, I use the all of the rest for V's; I learned how to tie by watching SK's youtube vids though so I am probably partial, lol.
If you figure out a way to do it please post it up!

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Re: Recutting tips [Re: serj5150] #14321851 03/21/22 06:04 PM
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Thank you Everybody...I've been tying for around 3 years now and I definitely use all parts of the feather except the fuzz or dow at the bottom..I think I just got so focused on how it looks on my vise that I forget the feathers will slim down in the water. Thank you for all the responses everybody, very appreciated!! thumb


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