This isn’t exactly a tutorial, but it does quick work of a fly which take quite a while to tie. It’s a beautiful black and blue intruder, loosely based around a Ward’s Intruder style fly. I really love the photography of the video and the included shots of the fly swimming.
Egg Sucking Intruder – Black & Blue from Dimitri Gammer on Vimeo.
Shank: 45mm Waddington shank
Trailer Material: Rio Knottable Wire 30#
Hook: Gamakatsu Octopus Size 2
Thread: Black UTC 140
Rear Underwing: Blue Arctic Fox
Rear Wing: Blue Amherst
Body: Silver Braid
Rib: Gold Wire
Front Underwing #1: Black Elk Hair
Front Underwing #2: Blue Arctic Fox
Wing #1: Black Ostrich
Wing #2: Blue Amherst
Wing #3: Saddle Hackle Tips
Head: Pink cactus chenille
Eyes: Bead Chain
I’ve been loving all the new fly tying video, and for the experienced tyer, it just keeps getting better and better. Instructional video are wonderful for those trying to learn new skills or cut their teeth on some basic patterns, but for tyers well versed in the ways of threads and hook, it can be a bit lame to sit through another how to. We just need to see the steps, perhaps a little on-screen narration and hopefully some new interesting music to accompany. Dustin kinda hits all the buttons for me on this tie, using cuts to reduce the fluff in the flick, speeding up the frame rate during repetitive actions and slowing down for the important details. There is also a nice artistic montage of the fly at the end. Well done and looking forward to more.
Purple Skunk – variant from Dimitri Gammer on Vimeo.
Hook: Partridge Salmon Hook Size 4
Tip: Silver Tinsel (Embossed)
Tag: Pink Floss
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippet
Body: Purple Seal Fur
Rib: Silver Tinsel
Hackle 1: Purple saddle
Hackle 2: Purple Guinea
Wing: Polar Bear, fox or bucktail