Monday, September 26, 2016

#27 - Hairwing tying tip

A loop of thread alone around a bundle of hair is not enough to keep the hair from rolling to the far side of the hook. The hair must be held firmly while subsequent wraps of thread are used to hold the hair in place. Without holding the hair, thread torque will roll it all over the place



Using thread torque to your advantage


Monday, August 22, 2016

Matchstick Buzzer



Matchstick Buzzer

Hook: Nymph
Rib: Silver wire
Body: Pheasant tail fibers
Thorax: Red thread

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jan's Pyramid Lake Sparkplug



Jan's Pyramid Lake Sparkplug

Red

Hook: Orvis 8A03, Daiichi 1760
Thread: Black Danville’s 3/0 Monocord
Bead: Gold Brass
Tail flash: Red Angel Hair
Abdomen: Red Medium Wire
Wing Case: Pearl Large Mirage Tinsel and Epoxy
Thorax: Rusty Brown Ice Dubbing

Wine

Hook: Orvis 8A03, Daiichi 1760
Thread: Black Danville’s 3/0 Monocord
Bead: Black Brass
Tail flash: UV Dark Olive Ice Dubbing
Abdomen: Wine Medium Wire
Wing Case: Pearl Large Mirage Tinsel and Epoxy
Thorax:  UV Dark Olive Ice Dubbing

Copper

Hook: Orvis 8A03, Daiichi 1760
Thread: Black Danville’s 3/0 Monocord
Bead: Copper Brass
Tail flash: Rusty Brown Ice Dubbing
Abdomen: Copper Medium Wire
Wing Case: Pearl Large Mirage Tinsel and Epoxy
Thorax: Rusty Brown Ice Dubbing

Brown

Hook: Orvis 8A03, Daiichi 1760
Thread: Black Danville’s 3/0 Monocord
Bead: Black Brass
Tail flash: Claret Ice Dubbing
Abdomen:  Copper Brown Medium Wire
Wing Case: Pearl Large Mirage Tinsel and Epoxy
Thorax: Claret Ice Dubbing

Blue

Hook: Orvis 8A03, Daiichi 1760
Thread: Black Danville’s 3/0 Monocord
Bead: Black Brass
Tail flash: UV Black Ice Dubbing
Abdomen: Blue Medium Wire
Wing Case: Pearl Large Mirage Tinsel and Epoxy
Thorax: UV Black Ice Dubbing

Black

Hook: Orvis 8A03, Daiichi 1760
Thread: Black Danville’s 3/0 Monocord
Bead: Silver Brass
Tail flash: Peacock Black Ice Dubbing
Abdomen: Black Medium Wire
Wing Case: Pearl Large Mirage Tinsel and Epoxy
Thorax: Peacock Black Ice Dubbing