Fly Tying: An Enjoyable Hobby by David Young, Cheryl Young

By David Young, Cheryl Young

I first all started tying flies in 1955. My info got here from a publication released via the outdated shop Herter . i purchased my fabrics from them and that i keep in mind receiving unfastened hackle packaged in a brown paper lunch bag. It took me longer to discover the appropriate hackle than to tie a fly. i used to be addicted to tying while I stuck an eight-pound rainbow on my first actual fly. It used to be a Mickey fin tied with feathers rather than hair. i've been an avid tier ever considering the fact that. This pastime guided me to a occupation as a dentist. i like growing issues with my palms. Now I enjoy designing new flies to check the numerous waters that I take pleasure in fishing. colourful images and illustrations are integrated on each web page during this publication.

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Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps. Evenly wind both hackles with wraps behind and in front of wing. 32 Dry Flies Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems. Hook 10-20 Thread black Wings 2 grizzly hackle tips Tails moose Body dubbing Hackle grizzly, brown Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness.

Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems. Green Drake Fly Name Hook 8-14 Thread black Wings hen hackle Tails moose Body yellow floss, dubbing Hackle grizzly died green Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in about a dozen moose fibers and secure with 5 tight wraps. Select hackle and tie in at mid-shank with 5 tight wraps. Dub thread. Evenly wind dubbed thread to form both the abdomen and the thorax.

42 Dry Flies Take a clump of deer hair and tie it on the top of the hook shank with 3 loose wraps. Increase the thread tension so the hollow hair will flare a 180 degrees on top of the hook. Once in place carefully secure with 5 tight wraps. Add 5 more tight wraps in front of wing to stand it upright. Hook 12-22 Thread black Wings deer hair Tails moose Body dubbing Hackle same as wing Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread.

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