I’ve given the Nor-vise a whirl before, but it didn’t really fit me so well. Like anything, you have to give it a try to see if it is for you, and after seeing this video, I will need to revisit it. I do a lot of production tying, but most of the patterns I tie don’t really require the spinning the Norvise offers, but there are a few places it would really come in handy. This ESL is really sweet, and the techniques shown look incredible. So, for this is for all the Norvise fans and those thinking about one. I love the ingenuity Norm shows with the dubbing brush set-up, now that would be handy to have. Enjoy.
Leeches are a staple food item for trout in lakes and streams. I have often heard them described as dessert for feeding trout. This pattern came about because I wanted a heavier version of a Woolly Bugger with out adding lead or expensive metal beads. In bright sunny conditions, this pattern glows due to the silver-lined beads. While glass beads don’t weigh much, the amount used in the pattern creates a quick sinking treat for trout. I tie this in a light tan, purple, and olive as well as the black.
The Bleeding Schlappen Leech
Originated by Darren MacEachern
Tied by Darren MacEachern
The Northern Lights Fly tyers out of Edmonton, Alberta are now posting up some of the videos from their weekly meetings. This is great news for me especially as I used to be a member when I lived there. Barry White is a guide on the Bow River and also the best Santa Claus I have ever seen in person. In this video, Barry ties up a simple leech pattern and explains the use of zonkers and cross-cut rabbit. this is essentially the same way to create a flesh fly, just swap out the olive for pink, cream, peach, flame… you get it. Looking forward to seeing a ton more videos from the club