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Connemara Black Variant – Hans Weilenmann

A nice variant of the Connemara tied by Hans Weilenmann. I’ve been enjoying his videos over the past couple months and appreciate the frequency of the uploads. While I personally don’t add many of the patterns he demo’s, I do enjoy the detail in the videos and his precise tying nature. Many of his tips easily translate to other paterns I do stock in my box, and I’m a better fly tyer for it.

Connemara Black Variant
Hook: Kamasan B175 #12
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Danville Flymaster 6/0, scarlet
Rib: Wire, silver
Body: Seal’s fur, dyed black
Hackle: Hen, natural black
Throat: Partridge, dyed blue
Wing: Bronze mallard


Mossback – Hans Weilenmann

In addition to his vast online fly pattern database, Hans has also started putting together a library of fly tying video. This is his variation of the classic gold Ribbed Hare’s ear with less bling than what we are used to seeing in the fly shop bins. The pattern uses a weighted thorax and is dubbed using a technique called a Split Thread dubbing loop. It can be tricky at first, but with a good flat thread (Uni doesn’t work well here) it created an inline loop to spin your dubbing. It’s used several times in the video using a 12/0 Bennecchi thread. A UTC, or Marc Petitjean thread will aslo work quite well for the technique.

Hook: Partridge Barbless Ideal Nymph #10-16
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, tan
Weight: Lead wire, thorax only
Rib: Copper wire, fine
Tail: European hare face guard hair
Abdomen: European hare face hair – in split thread
Wing case: Peacock herl
Thorax: European hare ear hair – in split thread