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Brian (was it?).

 

I'll look and see if I have one laying around. I can't use this one or the Thompson to save my life. My whip tool of choice is the modified rotary whip. So if I have one... it's yours at the next meeting. Let yah know when I get home this evening.

 

Lance

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I have an extra I can give you. I don't use mine much anymore, opting to use a hand whip finish or even just a few half hitches. I did some video on the subject a while back that may help you learn the technique.

 

http://copperfly.net/fly_tying_videos.php

 

I'm working on new video and images for articles on Flyangler.ca, so keep an eye out for them.

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I have an extra I can give you. I don't use mine much anymore, opting to use a hand whip finish or even just a few half hitches. I did some video on the subject a while back that may help you learn the technique.

 

http://copperfly.net/fly_tying_videos.php

 

I'm working on new video and images for articles on Flyangler.ca, so keep an eye out for them.

Rat's... Darren beat me out to tooting his own horn there. He shows a Materelli and Thompson on his page with cool video. I can ALMOST use the Materelli - but sorry I don't own one anymore. If you hold off buying, we can bring in all three next week and you can decide which you like best. Once you've tried the Modified Rotary Whip -- you won't go back. Yes, much easier then the rest IMHO.

 

http://copperfly.net/whipfinish.php

 

Uhm, here was the scan I made for you.. comparing the Thompson Whip Finisher (LEFT) and The Modified Rotary (RIGHT I own and use. I much prefer the Modified Rotary (bought at The Fishin Centre) and I'd be truly lost without it. So like when I lost one at a show -- I bought two -- and now own a backup.

 

Anyone in need of a Thompson can hunt me down at the next meeting. Ugh... I just can't figure it out.

 

As a real BACKUP -- when you can't find anything -- learn this move.

 

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/6392/whip.html (Hand Whip Finish)

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Hey Gravity Orange,

 

Save your cash and buy another good set of scissors. Learn to do the whip finish with your fingers. It takes a bit of practice at the start, but works equally well.

 

I've taught my now 10 year the hand whip finish about 3 years ago. Give it a go.

 

Cheers,

 

Alberta Al

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RB are bringing that modified rotary down to Calgary? I'd be intwerested in seeing one in use.

Booyah. I never leave home without it. :D Erm, of you want me to buy you one.. I'm on my way to Lorne's shop now.

 

I am... outta here! TGIF! Wooo hoo!

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Back at home now... getting ready to sit down at the vice this afternoon. Ugh, so many swaps, shows to tie for, so little time.

 

Uhm, TFC didn't have any Modified Rotary Whips in stock -- or grr any of the hooks I needed. Oh well, if you like mine it's your's (will bring my spare) and find another.

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RB just want to see one in action just for my own reference. I'll see you at the show and make a judgement from that. I'm sure I could find one Calgary if I should want one. Thanks though for your previous offer.

FT, Just "Pony up" to the Fly Fusion Booth Fri-Sun... I'll be there. Look forward to meeting you in person.
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