Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Tying Continues...

I just purchased a handful of realistic tying materials from Casters Fly Shop, so I'll be busy tying some lively looking bugs in the coming days. Those materials include Andres Touceda's Elastic Thread and realistic legs, Virtual Nymph Skin, and Virtual Nymph Stonefly Wing Buds. Not a complete list of materials to create a masterpiece such as this Paul Willock Nymph, but it will definitely improve the fly's realism. Look for them soon.
Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Flies...

Continuing to crank out more and more flies. With Christmas Break coming up, I'll likely get a lot of flies tied. Stocking up for next year! Here's a few of the most recent:

Para BWO on curved shanked hook

Another BWO Nymph

Olive Thread Midge
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cold + snow = Fly Tying

Winter has been in full force lately. The mountains have received up to 16" of snow over the past few days, with some places, such as Mt. Leconte pushing 2 feet. I'm hoping to crank out a load of flies as we progress into winter. Christmas Break, which is coming up, will likely be a period where I tie constantly. Haven't had much time as of late. Hoping that will change. Rhododendron, large fish, and hang ups have robbed me of my once bountiful fly boxes. I'll be tying more flies catered towards wild fish, as I'm planning on doing a lot of backcountry, hike-in trips this spring/summer/fall.

Here's a recent bug:

Improved Humpy

Hook: TMC100
Thread: 6/0 black
Tail: Moose mane
Body: Chartreuse floss or thread
Overbody: 2mm tan foam
Wings: Calf tail
Hackle: Brown or Coachman brown