Here is a new video uploaded by Davie McPhail I just stumbled upon on You-Tube. He’s likely best known for his classic Atlantic Salmon flies, and I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of his ties in the future. So, here is one of his latest videos, sit back, relax and learn.
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.
Aaron Jasper takes us through the steps to create a clean effective WD40 midge. It’s a quick fly to tie and you could bang off a couple dozen in an hour. Change up the body colors and the thorax colors to get a wide variety of flies to stock your box.
Hook: Curved Scud #10-22
Thread: Brown Olive 6/0
Tail: Brown Darlon or Z-lon
Body: Brown Olive 6/0
Wingcase: Pearl Mylar Tinsel
Thorax: Grey Superfine Dubbing