This just looks like so much fun. This video has both fly tying and fishing, it’s a wonderful mix. The flies tied in the video are high speed and use UV resins on the heads. Simple flies and lots of action.
It’s cold here today, so i figured we could use some warm water, tropical fly representation. This one is called a Red and Black Death. I don’t tie much for saltwater flies, so it’s nice to see how to build them. The marabou between the saddles looks like a nice way to keep things separate. There is also a nice little tutorial on finishing the fly using the Tuffleye resin. Between the Zap-a-gap and the Tuffleye, this hook is going to be bullet-proof. The toothy critters are out gunned here. If you aren’t headed somewhere tropical, put a few of these into your Pike box. You’ll be happy you did.
this fly has some interesting techniques to explore, the first being the use of the pin to extend the body (head) of the shrimp. the second being the use of the Senyo shaggy dubbing. It is an interesting “dub” in the it is really just micro rubber legs, but it really gives this fly a unique look. This isn’t a quick and easy fly, but it sure looks cool. If you plan on hitting a warm destination for bones this winter, this looks like a fun fly to try.