Got the tiny hooks, now I want to tie some tiny flies. Have read Ed Engle’s book several times ,,, wondering if someone out there has thoughts on thread? His list? Your preferences? Thinking 28 and smaller
Hook: Mustad 9575, #2
Tag: Silver Embossed Tinsel
Rib: Silver Embossed Tinsel
Body: Black yarn
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Yellow bucktail topped with sparse purple bucktail
Sides: Magenta and light blue floss, as long as wing, with one strand of peacock herl
Head: Painted silver with yellow eye and black pupil
Fascinated by micro flies i saw at this year”s Sowbug Roundup. Didn’t get the tyer’s name nor did i get a supplier’s name. Anyone know where to obtain size 30 and 32 hooks, either nymph or dry or both? Search on web plus call to a favorite fly shop revealed little info other than I think TMC no longer makes their 588. Thanks in advance
hook – wet/nymph style
tail – floss, antron yarn, wool yarn etc in your choice of colors
body – peacock herl (try different colors)
hackle – brown hen or your cgoice of colors
hook – dry fly style, size 14 to whatever small size you can tie them
thread – black
body – tying thread or a fine dry fly dubbing in black or dark brown
wings – a single jungle cock nail tied flat over the body
hackle – traditionally black, palmered up the shank and trimmed flat on top (may also trim the bottom). i tied the fly with g…[Read more]
George Nymph (Cottontop)
Hook – #12-16 2x or 3x long streamer hook
Thread – Dark brown or black
Tail – Brown hackle barbs
Shellback – 1/4-inch section of turkey tail feather
Abdomen – 3-5 strands of peacock herl
Wing case – section of white polypro yarn & a section of turkey tail feather
Thorax – Thread or peacock herl
Legs – Brown hackle
The attached is a 4 page article by James Smith that was published in the Summer 2007 issue of Fly Tyer, titled “The Turbo Dubbing Twister”. It’s a simple, but effected design complete with plans, parts list, detailed instructions and step-by-step pictures for assembly. It’s a manual twisting design, but the bearing could easily…[Read more]
Granted, I’m no master tier, but I thought I was familiar with nearly all aspects of tying. Yet I’ve never heard of a dubbing brush table. I was surprised when I googled images of a dubbing brush table. There are a plethora of various designs. I’d suggest looking at a bunch of them and picking out features you want. Most of them look fairly…[Read more]
The Mercury Blood Midge is a pattern from Pat Dorsey. You can tie the fly on a variety of hooks like the Tiemco 200 R, TMC 101 or Firehole 633. I like to add a coat of UV resin or head cement to add some extra durability to the fly. It pre-darkens the body to what it will look like when wet.
Mercury Blood Midge fly…[Read more]
I think this is what you’re looking for.
Cut a slit it the slide, run a thin bead of CA glue in the slit, fold a hackle in half with all the barbs on one side and insert the quill in the slit.
Reading Deke Meyer’s “Hot Bass Flies” and am intrigued by example of Loving’s fly on page 16. Searched for instructions but found nothing pertaining to adding the side hackles to the deer hair body. Anyone know how to do that or can refer me to an article explains same?
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