By David Young, Cheryl Young
I first all started tying flies in 1955. My details got here from a publication released through the outdated keep Herter . i purchased my fabrics from them and that i remember receiving unfastened hackle packaged in a brown paper lunch bag. It took me longer to discover the precise hackle than to tie a fly. i used to be addicted to tying whilst 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 because. This pastime guided me to a profession as a dentist. i like developing issues with my fingers. Now I appreciate designing new flies to check the various waters that I take pleasure in fishing. colourful images and illustrations are integrated on each web page during this ebook.
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Secure with 5 tight wraps Wind thread down to the bend and dub thread. Evenly wrap dubbing to form both the body and the thorax. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Wind both hackles parachute style horizontally around wing. Secure with 5 tight wraps and a drop of head cement. 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 zelon Tails moose Body dubbing Hackle grizzly, brown Tie in both hackles by their stems and secure with 5 tight wraps.
Fly Tying: An Enjoyable Hobby 57 Light Cahill Fly Name Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in about a dozen hackle fibers and secure with 5 tight wraps. Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Cut stem at junction with webby and stiff fibers. Strip away fibers exposing 2 to 3mm of stem. Tie in stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Concave side of hackle is opposite of body. Wind hackle evenly forward to 1mm behind hook eye.
Push the hair together to condense the spun bundle. Repeat this same process 2 more times until the body of the fly is formed. Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Cut stem at junction with webby and stiff fibers. Strip away fibers exposing 2 to 3mm of stem. Tie in stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Concave side of hackle is opposite of body. 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.