Sunday, March 4, 2012

My first salmon fly

So I have decided to take the leap into salmon flies. At present I do not have all the right material, but this is my first attempt. A close copy of the rusty rat tied by Davie McPhail (youtube). I was pretty happy with how it came out; even though I did not have right length hackle, or squirrel for the underwing which I just used calf tail for, and the peacock was not correct. Also as the head was drying I hit it with something and caused the superglue to deform so it has a slight bump in it. Now I need to start writing a list for materials I need once I decide on a pattern to tie.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I have decided to start tying up New Zealand flies and to get started I tied up three types of streamers, Kilwell, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Smelt fly (need to find the proper name).