Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Excellent Start to a New Fly Tying Season

Hi Everybody!

A new fly tying season is up and running. Last night 22 fly tyers learned some modifications on two old reliable flies and a new golden stone pattern that is a real winner. The day started off with a lot of excitement with the arrival of my twin grandsons. I was more than thrilled as you can imagine. 

Next Monday we will be meeting in the Science Lab at West Park Middle School (same school, different room). See you next week!

Flashback (modified)

Thread: Red 8/0
Hook: Mustad C49S size 12-16
Bead: Gold 7/64th or copper
Tail: Pheasant
Shellback: Mirage opal tinsel medium
Body: Pheasant
Rib: Copper wire (small)
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Pheasant

The Fly Formally Known as Prince

Thread: Red 8/0
Hook: Mustad 3906B sizes 12-14
Bead: 7/64th gold
Tail: Brown/amber goose biot
Body: Peacock herl
Rib: Gold or copper wire (small)
Legs: Brown hackle
Wing Buds: Mirage opal tinsel (medium) or holographic tinsel

Golden Stone (Andy Larkin originator)

Thread: gold or yellow 8/0
Hook: Czech nymph hook or TMC 200R size 10-12
Bead: Black 1/8
Tail: Amber goose biots
Body: Golden stone antron or ice dub
Shellback: Thinskin natural mottled
Rib: 5x tippit
Legs: rubber (optional) or partridge

As you can see, I had my hands full earlier in the day!

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