Friday, February 21, 2014
Hook: Curved shank thin wire hook. I'm using a 206BL, size #16
Thread: Olive 8/0
Body: Olive peacock herl with all the fuzz stripped off.
Post: White closed cell foam. I'm using 2.5mm foam for my size #16 hook
Thorax: Peacock herl
Hackle: Medium dun dry fly hackle, one size larger than your hook.
If you'd like to see an easy way to strip all the fuzz off the peacock herl see this post: http://mytroutfly.blogspot.com/2013/07/stripping-peacock-herl-easy-way.html
And here is how I dye the stripped peacock herl: http://mytroutfly.blogspot.com/2013/07/dyeing-your-own-fly-tying-materials-in.html
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Hook: Any standard 3x long streamer hook. Size's #12-2.
Weight: Lead, or lead-free wire, and a cone head bead.
Thread: Gel spun thread. I'm using white, but any color could be used.
Tail: Olive midge flash/olive zonker strip.
Body: Olive Senyo's laser dubbing, zonker strip, and red flash.
Head/collar: Spun and trimmed olive deer body hair.
Wetting your fingers makes separating the hair much easier.
Don't be afraid to use your thumb nail to get the hair where you want it.
Do the same as the steps above to spin the hair.
It took 3 big clumps (larger than a #2 pencil) to complete this head.
Now, carefully trim a tapered head, leaving the tips of deer hair as a collar.
...A little at a time....
Be sure to stop after every trim and take a look at the fly to make sure you don't trim too much.
At this point, you can whip finish just behind the bead.
Apply a one drop of zap-a-gap by placing your fly vertically in your vice with the bead at the top. Put the drop on the hook eye, and let it run into the inside of the bead.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Hook Size #8-2 bass hook.
Thread Gray Uni-tread 6/0.
Bead Brass cone head bead with eyes.
Under-body Senyo laser dubbing gray.
Over-body 2 zonker strips, one gray, one white. Silver flash.
Whip finish, and trim your thread.