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Saturday, February 3, 2018
To Thorax Or Not To Thorax
That little bump just behind the wings and legs the area called the thorax. Some flies use this to enhance the body of the fly to make for a more realistic appearance to the fly. Some of the materials used for the thorax are hares mask, and natural squirrel as well as many more natural and synthetic blends. For me it's pretty much one of the three pictured above.
Now I can't say whether or not it will make a whole lot of difference to the trout but to my eye I have a definite preference for a thorax. In some of the spider's tied below you can see some with and some without a thorax.
Hares mask thorax.
Dyed natural squirrel thorax.
Natural fox squirrel thorax.
Spider with no thorax.
These next two spiders, sulphurs both...the first is tied with out a thorax and the second one is with a thorax.
Now many of these spider pattern can be tied with a heavily dubbed thorax, or as I like them tied on the sparse side.