Monday, November 24, 2008
This fly was from and article in a fly tying magazine. It focused on a fly you can tie from craft store ingredients.
The eyes are from common (sewing) pins cut at 3/8" long. The cut pin are tied together. The eyes are then tied perpendicular to the hook (Size 10 2x).
The body is made from sticky back foam bought at a big box store.
The tail and wings (legs) are suppose to be from metallic embroidery floss. The floss was not available in the big box store. So I cheated and went to the fly shop in town and purchased Flashabou.
I'm planning some smaller sizes and some different body colors.
I guess now I'll have to return Rick's magazine.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Ready for the river? This is my first attempt at a Woolly Bugger. Heck it's only the second attempt at any fly tying pattern. Thanks for the private lesson(s) Rick and Cory.
So after years of fishing I've finally taken the plunge. i guess I'm going to tie flies. Fly tying seems to be just like my other hobbies it makes your wallet lighter. So far it's been fun.