Archive for February 4th, 2011

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Feb
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Fly Tying: Mayfly Emerger by Ian Martin

The Grand River Fly pattern by Ian Martin and presented by Rob O’Reilly has great possibilities for mayflies presented in the surface film or just below on a river or a stillwater. As O’Reilly suggests, vary the size and color for different mayflies. I like the possibilities of this pattern. Notice the straight shank hook and in this instance the straight eye.

Grand River Fly by Ian Martin (Rob O'Reilly) SB

Bob remarked: ‘I would probably burn up the whole fly while burning that tail.” Do the burning of the shuck fibers first. Then if you mess it up you have not wasted the tying effort.

04
Feb
11

Fly Tying: Zandoli Worm

The linked to video isn’t the best, but you get the idea. The trickiest part of the fly is the wrapping of the chenille up the Spider wire core section between the hooks. Anyway, it prompts the ‘I’m going to give that a try’ or ‘I wonder if………’     More here by Thomas Zandoli

Zandoli Worm





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