Sunday, October 5, 2014

Der Schmetterling....

...which for those not up on German, The Butterfly.
This is the first thought came into my mind when I finished this fly. It is tied on a speciality hook I recently bought from Ronn Lucas. A single piece of wire with two bends and points, one at each end. Obviously, not a hook for fishing, but an interesting canvas for tying on. As you can see, the it is a big 'hook', the bends at 6/0, with the Brittania shape. I've tied on smaller Brittania's in the past, and like the bend.

My original idea was to tie to different patterns of the same fly on either side, but ended up tying the same pattern on both sides - the Durham Ranger from T.E. Pryce-Tannatt.

Here are a few photos of the process the tying process...It took me about 5 nights to finish both sides....


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  1. Just saw this on the fly forums Eunan, such an impressive fly. Did you tie it in your hand? It will make a great display.

    1. Ben, Didn't tie it in hand. I just flipped the hook in the vise each time to tie opposite sides....


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