Friday, November 29, 2013

Tying a winged wet fly, The Dark Montreal

This may or may not be a variant, depending on how strictly you follow the pattern. Regardless, for all intents and purposes, this should give you a good run through how to tie a nice winged wet fly.

Materials

Hook: Wet fly hook of choice, in this case, Mustad 3123 Size 7
Tag: Gold mylar, #16
Tail: Claret schlappen fibers
Body: Danville 4 strand floss, Wine
Rib: Same piece of gold mylar used for the tag
Throat: Claret Schlappen Fibers 2-3 bunches
Wing: Dark Mottled Turkey Wing

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Programming Note - International Fly Tying Symposium this weekend Nov 23/24

Its been a while since I posted any flies, or anything for that matter, so here's a little reminder that I'll be tying at the International Fly Tying Symposium this weekend at the Garden State Convention Center, Somerset NJ.
I've tentatively lined up 4 or 5 salmon flies to tie at the show, as well as some 'Ghost' Streamers to fit in my latest tying project (provided I can get some hooks at the show). Perhaps if time permits I'll throw in a few winged wets for good measure.

So, if you're at the show, or in the area and want to kill an afternoon, why not stop by and say hello and see a few of these guys (and maybe buy one or two)

Argus