Monday, September 9, 2013

Tying the Durham Ranger Part 2 - Ribs, Hackle, Body, Throat

You can find Part 1 of this set here.

Starting with the ribs, here there are two, one is flat silver tinsel, the other is oval silver tinsel.
The hook is rotated in the vise to allow easy access to the bottom, and the flat tinsel is tied in first, at about the 530 position, then the oval silver tinsel is tied in at the 600 position. This allows them to be wrapped closely together with the oval following the flat.
Both are secured along the hook shank to the first marker. This is the marker for the body divisions.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tying the Durham Ranger (Pryce-Tannatt) Part 1

Start with your hook of choice in the vise. In this case i've used a 5/0 1xl Emerald Isle from Ronn Lucas
I went with the 1xl hook because I like a long and low Durham Ranger fly. 
This one will be for a display in my tying den.