Dave Cammiss from the UK has set-up a vlog to aide in the teaching of the art of fly binding. The videos are well throughout, progressing from a simple black thread buzzer to a more complex Daddy Long Legs or Crane fly pattern. The site appears to be a work in progress and we’ll be sure to update as new lessons become available. You can access the lesson via youtube or off Dave’s vlog located at http://learnflytying.co.uk . So no excuses for not tying your own bugs.
Here is lesson 1 from the series.
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Here is something to stock into your stillwater box. A few points that make this pattern stand out are the barb-less hook used, the ultra fine wire and the overall durability and effectiveness of this fly. You can change out the body colors with olives an browns and change the cheeks to various shades of oranges and reds.
Superglue Buzzer – Click here for the tutorial step by step
Hook: Shrimp barbless #10 – 16
Thread: To suit body color
Rib: Fine Silver wire
Cheeks: Fine Orange Lagartun Braid