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do you guys ever tie on your yarn ball with thread in a fly vise,,like a globug,,,,or is it better to run the egg loop?
 
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I tie mine in a vise..

Pros - Stays round, since there's no bait loop to squish it.
Cons - No bait loop for eggs.
 
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how do you secure them to the shank???do you wrap them right in the middle or do u wrap it in the front like a finished fly
 
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how do you secure them to the shank???do you wrap them right in the middle or do u wrap it in the front like a finished fly

You pinch your strands of yarn together, then wrap your thread in the center of the hook. Youtube "glo bugs"... that should explain how you tie it with a vise.
 
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It depends. I'd like to tie mine with a vise, but I usually forget to do it before I go. If I'm on the water and I remember to bring the "magic thread", then I'll tie it and trim it there. I usually run the hook through the ball, and slide it up. If I have an egg loop tied on, I can secure the yarn and the roe with the loop. Sometimes I just run the yarn with some scent on it.
 
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Hands down, I only like to do mine in a vise at home directly onto the hook. They're quick and easy and I can tie up a 46 pack of hooks in about an hour. I don't use bait often, and never with a yarnball so an egg loop isn't needed.
 
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ive got some done in my vise,,,i definitely think it will hold better,,,,,,,46 in an hour,,,takes me that long to get em out of the pack
 
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Lol takes some practice. Once you get a routine down..they're super quick and will hold up to anything.
 

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