Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tying the Lee Blue Salmon fly

Started to photograph this walk through process on numerous occasions, but always missed more pictures than i took.

Finally I got the most of them, so here it is.

Start with the hook in the vise, in this case a Ronn Lucas 4/0 Philips Jones.

Tie in the gut eye, right at the taper of the shank. usually i fully gut them but not this time.

Form a nice flat layer of thread back to the tie in point for the tinsel tip, secure and wind the tip. Here it is tied off and read to start the tag. If this fly had floss body or tag i'd have used some uni-stretch to create an ultra smooth and tapered underbody, but since it was dubbed fur, i didnt need to worry about that this time.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

La Ecuadoriana - A full feather freestyle fly

Ever since I started tying salmon flies, my wife has always remarked on the color combinations of the wings/bodies etc within each pattern, observing that for the most part, many of the flies contain the colors Red, Yellow and Blue, or as she puts it, the colors of the Ecuadorian flag (she's Ecuadorian)

Shes mentioned a few times in the past that I should tie her a fly, and a little while ago, I did. She seemed not to like the previous effort, so back to the drawing board I went, and came up with this version.

La Ecuadoriana