It’s been a while since we’ve featured a Rise Form Studio TV fly, but the new site is a much better host for their videos now, so expect more updates. McA and the crew do an awesome job putting up quality flies, so I love to share them here. Enjoy!
Fly Tying Video, our good friend Eric Stroup returns to twist up the goods. Stroup’s Sulphur Nymph is definitely my weapon of choice to match these Mayflies subsurface. If you think that fishing the Sulphur Duns and Spinners is the most effective way to go, I can tell you you are missing out. Year in and year out I catch more Trout fishing a nymph rig with the nymph closer to the weight, and the emerger trailing 20 inches behind. Yes, you want to fish the emerger subsurface because the split their shuck while swimming to the surface, NOT IN THE FILM!
I missed the symposium this year, but I would like to eventually make it down there. It’s always interesting to see why Jay has in store with each issue of Fly Tyer in his Creative Tying column. This is episode 47 from the guys at Rise Form Studios.
For this week’s Fly Tying Video we filmed Jay “Fishy” Fullum at the 19th International Fly Tying Symposium in Somerset NJ. Fishy is well known for his creative flies and his equally inventive choice of materials. The Wire Tail is no exception. This is a fantastically simple and durable pattern that is accessible to any level of fly tier. In the true spirit of a Fishy Fly, he leaves the wing and head unfinished in the video. The finishing and true final character of the fly is left up to the tier. Finish the wing with natural or synthetic materials, slap on a cone or jig head, epoxy or no, it is up to you. This is a great exercise in creative Fly Tying for those of you have been tying along with us.