It’s time for me to start thinking about re-stocking my dry fly box and I’d like to try a few new patterns this year. Another pretty straight-forward tie, and one awesome tip I use myself on a regular basis is to run a piece of waste feather through the eye after I’ve cemented the head. Nothing worse than trying to remove glue from an hook eye stream-side.
This little fly makes great up of the TMC 108sp-bl with it’s little bend at the eye. Richard Strolis has some real gems on his vimeo page, and this is just one. My fly box is getting stuffed from all of the great patterns we have featured this past season and so I guess I’ll need to squeeze a few of these into the dry box too. the sparse shuck and the snow shoe hare will really make this a killer fly. He has also added some action footage of how the flies look on the water. Killer stuff.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen much on EBay. The pickings are slim, but I did manage to find a cool looking set of Bob Quigley flies. This auction has 3 sets of flies including some of the famous Quigley Cripples. The sets are # 6 Green Drake Mayfly; #8 Orange Caddis; #10 Hexagenia Mayfly Series. Each frame is signed and dated. This would be a cool set to have hanging on the walls of the tying room.
Click here for the auction – Starts at 75 bucks.
*I am in no way affiliated with the seller.