Here is another great video from Youtube. Here we have a classic Madam X, a pattern tied with a bullet head. This video is well done and has a few things going for it like the explanation and demonstration of using the bullet head tool and well, the vise is tops in my books. Another little tip I picked up was the application of the legs. It’s a bit different than I’ve seen but effective none the less. the barred rubber legs are another material I have been using more of this year for some of my larger dry patterns and my Bass flies as well.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the classic Royal Wulff. 8 Maids a milking translates to using calf tail. The Wulff series is one I haven’t tied a whole bunch of, but I have tied a fair share on the end of my line over the years.
On the eighth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
8 Royal Wulffs
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange
Royal Wulff – Click here for a step by step tutorial
Hook: Standard Dry Fly Hook Size 8-20
Thread: Black 6/0 for larger sizes, and 8/0 for smaller sizes.
Wing: White calf body hair.
Tail: Moose body hair.
Body: Peacock herl and red floss.
Hackle: Coachman brown dry fly hackle.
Bas is a master of the vise. This little fly looks like a killer, and Bas shows us some good technique for using CDC.