I missed the symposium this year, but I would like to eventually make it down there. It’s always interesting to see why Jay has in store with each issue of Fly Tyer in his Creative Tying column. This is episode 47 from the guys at Rise Form Studios.
For this week’s Fly Tying Video we filmed Jay “Fishy” Fullum at the 19th International Fly Tying Symposium in Somerset NJ. Fishy is well known for his creative flies and his equally inventive choice of materials. The Wire Tail is no exception. This is a fantastically simple and durable pattern that is accessible to any level of fly tier. In the true spirit of a Fishy Fly, he leaves the wing and head unfinished in the video. The finishing and true final character of the fly is left up to the tier. Finish the wing with natural or synthetic materials, slap on a cone or jig head, epoxy or no, it is up to you. This is a great exercise in creative Fly Tying for those of you have been tying along with us.