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April 30, 2019

Winter Tying So Far

By so far because I always have plan to tie all year long. This falls apart as I get busy with wedding ceremonies, student recitals, registering families for next year, vacations and, oh yeah, actually going fishing.

Typically I want to get my tying gear out once I am sure I am not going fishing again. But it always seems to be after Christmas when the vise come out.

Doing the math it seems I only have 4 month of tying done a year.
Here is some work and a little talk about the patterns.

These are streamers tied using the ball end from guitar strings as weight. The first is a Black Nosed Dace variant. The variant is because I don’t have any black buck tail. The Second is a Silver Darter (I also did a set of Golden Darters. I hate and have no Mylar piping and so, use dubbing and rib for durability.

Next up is some simple zonker strip flies. The weight is Bass string ball ends and so a ‘Bass’ fly is born.

Next up was finding some hot pink beads and making a Tupp’s Indispensable variant (Who uses ram scrotum hair any more) and something with a lot of red .

While on the topic of flymph style bead heads.

Found a bolt of this fake mohair a few years ago at Micheal’s Crafts and have been giving it away and making my FauxHair Leeches ever since!

Here we have some seasonal decorating stuff made into minnow patterns

In the front row you can see some of the other bead wing case Flymphs
Next row is the darters and black nose dace in various sizes
Back row is FauxHair leaches some with guitar string ball end as weight and behind them and out of focus is more Zonker Bass Flies
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