Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Paul Little Fly Tying Demonstration "Dries for river & Stillwater" - 17th February 2015

Paul demonstrated the following flies on the night. Some tips that were highlighted to tie better flies include:

- Always wash capes in fairy liquid. Can apply hair conditioner

- What does each thread wrap contribute?

- Twisted the thread by spinning bobbin to flatten it.

Flies included:
CDC & elk sedge - simple
Size 12
CDC large twisted for body & long fibres bent back for long straggly legs
Bleached elk aligned tips . Cut slanting over hook eye
Light brown thread

Hopper 12 or 14
Organza wing
Knot 3 legs of pheasant tail together leave long & trailing
Red SLF dubbed body
No rib

March brown
Coq de Leon tail
Turkey flat: 4 fibres for segmented body shape built on tapered thread - finer than pheasant centre tail
Fine gold rib
Avoid crowding at tail - tie in along shank
2cdc tips paired for wing which stands up post style
Grizzle Cree hackle parachute style
Brown squirrel thorax dubbing gives a base for the hackle

Beetle - fish static
Open cell black or brown foam width = gape
Leave air in the body
Ice dub body or glister "legs"
Sighter is a pink floss "wing" tied in a the waist
4 Red rubber legs 4 mm long

CDC emerger
B100 size 14
Soaked stripped peacock herl (rubber eraser) under sponge
Cdc plume trimmed later
Twisted the thread by spinning bobbin to flatten it

Comparadun :
CDC tips back to back for post on top
Coq de Leon tail
Yellowish fine dubbing tapering out to and round wing post
Vee shape the upstanding wings

Size 20 tiemco
Light green dubbing
Organza wing sedge style
V fine grizzle hackle behind the hook eye

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