By David Young, Cheryl Young
I first began tying flies in 1955. My info got here from a booklet released through the outdated keep Herter . i purchased my fabrics from them and that i keep in mind receiving free hackle packaged in a brown paper lunch bag. It took me longer to discover the perfect 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 was once a Mickey fin tied with feathers rather than hair. i've been an avid tier ever considering. This pastime guided me to a occupation as a dentist. i like developing issues with my arms. Now I have fun with designing new flies to compare the various waters that I get pleasure from fishing. colourful images and illustrations are incorporated on each web page during this publication.
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Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems. 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.
Wind hackle evenly forward to 1mm behind hook eye. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off to break away excess hackle. Short or slippery hackles require hackle pliers while long hackles can be wound with fingers. 58 Dry Flies Tie in wood duck fibers with 5 tight wraps in the wing position. Pull fibers upright and lash them with 5 tight wraps immediately in front of wing. Divide wing into 2 equal bunches and figure 8 tie to keep them divided. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns.
Next divide the hair into two equal bunches. Tie between these bunches with a series of figure 8 wraps. This makes the wings divided. 54 Dry Flies Select a brown hackle and tie it in by its stem at the base of the wing. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Wrap hackle parachute style around wing base. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Add a drop of head cement to the wound hackle stem. 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.