Monday, November 30, 2015

Great Start to a New Fly Tying Season

It was time to unearth the fly tying tools and get another fly tying season off the ground. We did it in grand style too! What a turn out, 31 strong. It was nice to see several new faces. The best part of the evening was catching up with the gang and getting the fly tying vice back to work. 

Tonight we worked on three flies: a wiggle worm, a zug bug and lastly a balanced flashback were our challenges tonight. The wiggle worm was a good warm up fly and then the zug bug made everybody start thinking about getting the right proportions to their flies and finally the balanced flashback was a challenge that made everybody hold their jaw just right to get the job done!

All three flies can be used in both lakes and rivers.

Thanks Doug Pullen for helping with the photos and delivering fly tying materials.

Next week Brandon Fawcett is our guest tyer! I wonder if Brandon has a salt water fly or two on his mind! See you then!

Bob Vanderwater was the guest tyer!

Wiggle Worm

Thread: Red 8/0
Hook: Mustad C49S Sizes 8 or 10
Weight: lead or lead substitute 
Body: Wiggle Worm, Red

Zug Bug

Thread: Red 8/0
Hook: 3906B sizes 10-14
Tail: Sword fibers from a peacock feather
Body: Peacock herl
Rib: Silver holographic tinsel, medium
Collar: Partridge
Wing Case: Mallard flank died wood duck or wood duck

Balanced Flashback Pheasant Tail

Thread: Red 8/0
Hook: Daiichi 4640 sizes 14-16
Bead: 7/64th gold tungsten
Extension for balanced fly: 1/2 inch finishing nail
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant Tail
Shellback: Opal Mylar, medium
Thorax: Peacock herl
Collar: Partridge

The gang at work concentrating!

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