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Weather stinks, catch up on my tying

February 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Stormy Sunday, perfect for tying flies.

Tan Para Hopper
Hook: 3x long, size 12
Parachute post: white poly yarn
Body: Tan antron/hare’s ear blend
Wing: Turkey Tail fibers
Legs: Pheasant Tail fibers, knotted
Parachute Hackle: Grizzly

This was the first time I tied these. Knotting the pheasant tail started out as a pain, trying all types of tools (hackle pliers, hemostats, bobbin threader, and latch hook). What ended up working well was just cutting the fibers from the stem and knotting them by hand (using the thick end).

Peacock Soft Hackle

Hook: Size 14 wet fly hook, 3mm bead, 6 wraps of lead
Body:  Peacock herl spun in a dubbing loop of red thread
Hackle: Partridge back feathers

PT Soft Hackle

Hook: Size 14 wet fly hook, 3mm bead, 6 wraps of lead
Body: Orange dyed pheasant tail, ribbed with small ultra wire in hot orange
Thorax:  Peacock
Hackle: Partridge

Cow Dung

I’ve always wanted to tie the Cow Dung ever since I saw the name in Mary Orvis’ book.  The classic fly swap is a perfect excuse.

Hook: Size 10 wet fly (Mustad 3906b)
Body: Green wool thread
Wing: Mallard wing
Hackle: Brown hen

Black Ant

Hook: Size 16, Mustad R50-94840
Body rear: Black Superfine dubbing
Wing: White Zelon
Hackle: Black
Body front: Black Superfine dubbing

Tags: Fly Tying

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John LeJeune // Feb 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Nice flies. I’m doing the same. At the bench doing the Black Nose Dace for the swap.

  • 2 Jean-Paul Lipton // Feb 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    nice soft hackles there John.

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