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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron haugh View Post
    Doug,
    Do you just eyeball the width of the foam based on hook size, or do you have a chart of hook size/foam width?
    Byron a good rule of thumb is 1/4 inch on 14's and 3/16's on 16-18's....YMMV. I use a paper cutter to cut my foam since I tie so many, this makes for nice strips of foam that I can get a 1/2 dozen beetles or more out of.
    Doug... a.k.a. 55dougie

    http://55onthefly.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron haugh View Post
    Doug,

    Will this suffice? My peacock herl is not the best, so I layed an underbody of "peacock" ice dubbing before wrapping the real peacock. Seems to provide a robust body.
    Thanks,
    Byron

    That'll work just fine....
    Doug... a.k.a. 55dougie

    http://55onthefly.blogspot.com/

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    Doug,
    I keep messing around. I have a zelon dubbing selection. One of the colors is "Tiger Beetle Black". Thought it would be suitable for a beetle?



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