Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A couple of flies

I have been back working on classics and these are two that are straight out of the book "Twenty Salmon Flies: Tying Techniques for Mastering the Classic Patterns". They both on size 0/2 hooks instead of the 0/5 that are used in the book.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Back at the bench

It’s the last day of March and tomorrow is the first day of the new fishing season. That has also meant I have been at my tying vice making flies. The majority of the flies have been pheasant tail nymphs tied the traditional way with just copper wire and pheasant tail. Additionally, I have tied some blue wing olives, midget larvae, and green humpies. To get over tying small flies I tied up some yellow Dorothy’s, a streamer that I found highly successful in New Zealand. Additionally, I have been getting back into salmon flies, both for fishing as well as display. The two small salmon flies are Green Highlanders and the larger fly is just a practice fly of my own making.