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    Fleaz as prussiks?

    Dutch's website says that fleaz can be "used as a prussic" on a continuous ridge line. Here are pictures of what I have been doing. Does this make sense, or am I asking for some kind of trouble?

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    I meant that to mean the fleas themselves are on a prussic, I think using them that way may pull it out of the wing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I meant that to mean the fleas themselves are on a prussic, I think using them that way may pull it out of the wing.
    I've been afraid of that, too. But, even in a (light) wind and rain the tarp was stable. Running the ridge line under the tarp seems to help. But if you are suspicious, I'll probably stop doing it without a lot more testing. Maybe we will get a good hurricane to come up as far as NJ his season.
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    I've done that too, sort of, I wrap from the hook, catch on the front antennae then lock into the wing. I thought it was OK. I have 17 nights under a Superfly strung this way from 22 degrees to 95 degrees. Heavy rain, 8 inches of wet snow, no real bad winds but I have been swinging from the wind under the SF pitched low. I have flies that I can switch use but I figured the fleaz were OK. maybe I should pack 'em just in case.

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    Thinking more about this....If you leave slack in the line in between the fleaz, then it might work. But don't you have to make the ridgeline real loose to wrap it around the fleaz?
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    I use the hook on the flea to pull tension into the ridge. I have a zing-it ridgeline that is tied (lark's head-ed eye splice) to one split ring on the SF -> around the tree -> around the other tree -> around the hook. Grab the ridge of the SF and the free end of the ridgeline and pull in opposite directions. Wrap around the antennae then around the wing - sets in pretty solid. Am I doing it wrong?

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    Thinking about it, I might be way different that what ElGordo is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    But don't you have to make the ridgeline real loose to wrap it around the fleaz?
    I do it in two steps. First, I leave some slack in the ridge line, so that I can put in the twist around each flea. After the first flea is set, I pull the tarp as tight as I can, and then set the second one. Then I go back to my wasp (TM), and finish tightening the ridge line. It takes a little finesse to finish with the proper tarp coverage over the head and foot ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatBigDave View Post
    Thinking about it, I might be way different that what ElGordo is doing.
    I have tried several wrappings; the one in the picture is the simplest I've come up with.
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    Nevermind.

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