Thursday, September 29, 2016

Embossed Tinsel Substitution

Are you out of that embossed tinsel for those neat looking streamer bodies?

Substitute some twisted wire. Simply twist 2 strands of silver wire into a rope and you'll get a reasonable substitute and a little added weight on the hook

This is purely meant as a substitute if you just happen to run out of the embossed tinsel. It is not intended for the production of 1000 flies.

Size of the wire is irrelevant.

Monday, September 26, 2016

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