35th Wffc Bih 2015

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

Fly Tying The Angler’s Art Episode 313

Fly Tying The Angler’s Art   Episode 313


HI.
I’M DAVE ENGERBRETSON. LeROY HYATT AND I WOULD LIKE TO
WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER EDITION OF
“FLY TYING — THE ANGLER’S ART.” AND I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT
TONIGHT, WE’RE ALL WET. [ LAUGHS ] EVERYTHING WE TIE IS GOING TO BE
A WET PATTERN. WE’RE GOING TO START OUT
WITH ONE THAT IS VERY HUMOROUS TO THOSE
OF US IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. WE ALL KNOW ABOUT
SHAMU THE KILLER WHALE. PEOPLE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE
COUNTRY MAY NOT. THIS IS GOING TO BE
A LEECH PATTERN TIED OUT OF CHAMOIS LEATHER, AND I LOVE THE GUY
WHO NAMED IT. HE CALLS IT
“CHAMO THE KILLER LEECH.” [ LAUGHING ] AND WE JUST THINK
IT’S HILARIOUS. [ BOTH LAUGH ] WELL, IT MAY NOT BE,
BUT I LIKE IT. WE’LL START OUT
WITH CHAMO THE KILLER LEECH, THEN WE’RE GOING TO TIE A
STONEFLY NYMPH DEVELOPED BY GEORGE HARVEY SIMPLY CALLED
“THE HARVEY’S STONEFLY NYMPH.” AND WE’RE GOING TO FINISH UP
WITH ANOTHER NORTHWEST TIER — NOT ANOTHER NORTHWEST TIER, BECAUSE HARVEY, OF COURSE,
IS FROM PENNSYLVANIA — BUT WE’RE GOING TO FINISH UP
WITH THE TEENY NYMPH. JIM TEENY. ALL RIGHT,
FOR CHAMO THE KILLER LEECH, WE’LL START OFF WITH
FLORESCENT-RED 6/0 TYING THREAD. THIS FLY WILL HAVE BLACK
DUMBBELL EYES. THE BODY MATERIAL WILL BE
CANADIAN BROWN LEECH, AND THIS IS WHERE THE FLY GETS
ITS NAME. THIS IS ITS TAIL. CUT IT RIGHT FROM THIS CHAMOIS,
COLORED IT WITH BLACK MARKER, AND THAT’S HOW THE FLY GOT
ITS NAME. AND YOU WANT TO BE SURE TO USE
THE REAL LEATHER CHAMOIS. THIS STUFF IS STIFF WHEN IT’S
DRY, BUT WHEN IT’S WET, IT’S GONNA DARKEN THE COLOR. AND IT MOVES SO WELL. VERY, VERY SLINKY. YEAH. I CUT THE TAILS FOR MY DEER-HAIR
MICE OUT OF THAT, AND EVEN WHEN THE MOUSE IS
SITTING STILL, THAT TAIL JUST MOVES. AND THIS IS GOING TO BE
A GREAT LEECH PATTERN. ALL RIGHT. I’LL TIE ON A SET
OF DUMBBELL EYES… FIGURE-EIGHT THEM, AND THEN I DO SOMETHING
A LITTLE DIFFERENT. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS MAKES ANY
DIFFERENCE OR NOT, BUT AFTER I GET SEVERAL
FIGURE EIGHTS, I GO AROUND THE WHOLE THING, STAYING JUST ON TOP
OF THE HOOK SHANK. I THINK THAT BINDS
EVERYTHING. THAT’S A BOY SCOUT TRICK
FOR LASHING POLES TOGETHER. IT TIGHTENS IT ALL DOWN. OH, YEAH. BACK TO THE REAR WE GO. NOW, THIS IS A 4X-LONG HOOK.
IT’S A SIZE 8. AND I’LL TAKE THAT LITTLE PIECE
OF CHAMOIS THAT WE CUT. WHAT I’VE DONE IS I’VE COLORED IT ON BOTH SIDES
WITH THAT MARKER. JUST A FEW SPOTS. I’VE TAPERED IT
WHERE I CAN TIE THIS SECTION IN, AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL STAY
ON TOP OF THE HOOK. GET THAT BOUND IN GOOD. AS I SAY, IT LOOKS KIND OF
LIGHT-COLORED NOW, BUT WHEN IT’S WET,
THAT CHAMOIS WILL DARKEN UP. NOW, THIS
CANADIAN BROWN LEECH YARN, I GUESS
IT’S STILL AVAILABLE. I’VE HAD THIS
FOR QUITE A WHILE. IT’S A MOHAIR. BUT IT’S MULTIPLE COLORS
HERE. THAT’S THE NEAT PART
ABOUT IT. YES. I THINK IT IS A LITTLE HARD
TO COME BY, BUT IF YOU JUST USE
A BROWN MOHAIR — OR A DUBBING.
A BROWN DUBBING WOULD ALSO WORK. I THINK THE THING IS
WITH THE LEECH, IT’S GOING TO GIVE IT
SOME MOVEMENT. YEAH. LEGS ON THIS FLY
COULD ALSO BE AN OPTION. I’M GONNA GO AHEAD
AND WRAP IT. I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT
ALL THIS STUFF. I’LL PULL A LITTLE BIT OF IT OUT
AS I GO, BUT I’LL GO BACK THROUGH AND
PICK IT OUT. YOU WANT IT TO BE SHAGGY. VERY SHAGGY. AND THE TROUBLE WITH
THIS LEECH YARN IS YOU BIND IT DOWN WHEN
YOU WRAP, AND YOU DO HAVE TO GO BACK
THROUGH AND PICK IT OUT. I’VE NEVER HAD ANY OF THAT, AND
I HEAR PEOPLE TELLING ABOUT IT. I NEVER THINK ABOUT LOOKING FOR
IT WHEN I’M IN CANADA. AND AS YOU SAY, THE BEAUTY OF IT
IS THE MIX OF COLORS. IT HAS REDS,
IT HAS ORANGES, IT HAS A LITTLE BIT OF BLACK. I’M ALSO GOING TO TAKE THIS
MOHAIR, THIS LEECH YARN, AND
FIGURE-EIGHT AROUND THOSE EYES, WHICH WILL ALSO GIVE THE FLY
A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A… WELL, A HEAD,
AND IT’LL COVER UP THE THREAD. BECAUSE IT’S BASICALLY
A SIMPLE TIE. IT JUST GIVES IT A LITTLE BIT
MORE OF A DRESSED APPEARANCE. OH, YEAH. NOW, I’LL COME IN AND BUILD
JUST A LITTLE HEAD WITH THIS. LEGS WOULD ALSO BE OPTIONAL
ON THIS FLY. WELL, I’VE NEVER SEEN A LEECH
WITH LEGS. I HAVEN’T, EITHER. I HAVEN’T, EITHER, BUT IT COULD BE AN OPTION
ON IT. THE FAMOUS WALKING LEECH. [ Laughing ] WHATEVER. ALL RIGHT. NOW I’LL TAKE
MY LITTLE TOOL HERE AND SEE IF I CAN PICK THAT OUT
SOME. I MAY HAVE TO GO IN WITH A
BODKIN AND DO IT BETTER, BECAUSE THIS BINDS DOWN
SO TIGHTLY. I KEEP TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT
THAT TOOL, BECAUSE WE’RE NOT SURE THAT
EVERYBODY HAS HAPPENED TO SEE THE SHOW WHERE WE’VE DONE IT
BEFORE, BUT IT’S A TOOL THAT IS MADE OUT
OF A POPSICLE STICK, AND ON BOTH SIDES, HE’S GLUED
STRIPS OF THE HOOK PORTION OF A HOOK-AND-LOOP FASTENER. YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT’S PULLED IT
ALL OUT. IT’S REALLY MADE IT VERY LONG
AND VERY SHAGGY. YOU KNOW, THAT FLY HAS GOT TO
WORK IN THE WATER. OH, YOU WILL BE AMAZED
WHEN THAT’S WET. NOW,
WOULD YOU USE THAT FOR — I’LL PUT YOU ON THE SPOT
AGAIN — WOULD YOU USE THAT FOR TROUT,
OR WOULD YOU USE IT FOR BASS? WELL, I OFTEN USE IT FOR
SMALLMOUTH BASS, BUT IN A TROUT LAKE, THE TROUT
HIT LEECHES JUST AS WELL. SURE, THEY WOULD. SO, YEAH,
IT COULD GO EITHER WAY, AND YOU COULD TIE IT IN A
VARIETY OF SIZES. NOW, WILL THAT CHAMOIS DARKEN UP
A WHOLE LOT? QUITE A BIT. AND THOSE LEAD EYES ARE GOING TO
GIVE IT A MOVEMENT. AND IT WILL MAKE IT RIDE
UPSIDE DOWN. SO IF YOU TWITCH THING,
IT’S GONNA JUST SWIM. THAT’S GONNA BE DYNAMITE. THAT’S QUITE A FLY.
QUITE A FLY. AND YOU COULD USE A STRIP
OF RABBIT FUR FOR THE BODY
TO MAKE IT EVEN SHAGGIER. THE SECRET TO THAT IS THE WEIGHT
FORWARD WITH THE LEAD EYES AND THAT REALLY, REALLY SOFT,
SLIMY TAIL. AND, YOU KNOW,
I WAS THINKING, TOO — EVEN THOUGH THAT TAIL’S GONNA
DARKEN UP IN THE WATER, YOU MIGHT EVEN GO IN WITH A
PERMANENT MARKER AND MAYBE MAKE IT
EVEN A LITTLE DARKER. AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO TIE
A BLACK PATTERN. SURE COULD. IN WHICH CASE, I’D JUST DARKEN
THAT WHOLE THING AND WOULDN’T WORRY ABOUT THE
SPOTS AND USE BLACK RABBIT FOR THE
BODY — A RABBIT STRIP. THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS
YOU CAN DO WITH IT. I’VE GONE IN AND JUST PICKED
SOME MORE OF THAT OUT WITH MY BODKIN. BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT IT HAS
THOSE LITTLE FIBERS JUST STICKING OUT
EVERY WHICH WAY. IT’LL GO ALONG
WITH THAT TAIL. THAT’S THE SECRET. OH, ABSOLUTELY. WELL, THERE’S
THE “CHAMO THE KILLER LEECH.” IT HAS THE TAIL MADE OUT OF THE
LEATHER CHAMOIS. THE BODY IS MADE OUT OF
CANADIAN BROWN LEECH YARN. THE EYES ARE A DUMBBELL EYE
PAINTED BLACK. YOU COULD EVEN PUT RED PUPILS IN
IT IF YOU WANT. AND THEN THE THREAD WAS 6/0
FLORCECENT-RED THREAD. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE EYES. OF COURSE, MOST LEECHES, YOU
DON’T SEE THE EYES. I THINK IT’S MOSTLY JUST TO GET
THE FLY DOWN, RIDE UPSIDE DOWN,
MAKE IT TWITCH. YEAH, THAT’S GONNA DO IT. THOSE ARE GOING TO BE IN MY BOX
COME SUMMERTIME. I’LL BE ANXIOUS TO HAVE TALKED
TO YOU, SEE IF YOU’VE DONE ANY GOOD
WITH BASS WITH THEM. OH, I WILL.
THERE’S NO QUESTION. WITH SMALLMOUTH AND LARGEMOUTH,
TOO. YOU COULD TIE IT IN
BIG SIZES. YOU COULD EVEN DO THAT IN A
RIVER AROUND HERE, THEN. OH, YEAH. FOR SMALLMOUTH, ABSOLUTELY. THAT’S NEAT.
THAT’S A NEAT FLY. YEP. ALL RIGHT, THE NEXT FLY WE’RE
GOING TO DO IS GOING TO BE
A STONEFLY NYMPH DESIGNED BY THE LEGENDARY
GEORGE HARVEY IN PENNSYLVANIA, AND IT’S CALLED, SIMPLY ENOUGH,
THE HARVEY’S STONEFLY NYMPH. MM-HMM. ALL RIGHT, WE WILL USE BLACK 8/0
TYING THREAD. I HAVE A GOLD FINE WIRE THAT
WE’LL USE FOR THE RIBBING. THE LEGS ON THIS WILL BE
PARTRIDGE. SOME PEOPLE MAY USE GROUSE
FOR IT. THE BACK IS A MOTTLED BROWN
HEN FEATHER. THE TAIL WILL BE
SOME PHEASANT TAIL FIBERS, AND THE BODY WILL BE THE YELLOW
WOOL YARN. YOU COULD ALSO USE
GOLD YARN. HE ALSO USES A GOLD. YES. SO WE’LL DRESS THE SHANK. I TOLD YOU 6/0 THREAD.
THIS IS 8/0. IT MAY NOT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
TO SOME. WELL,
WE’RE ALWAYS PERFECTLY HONEST. ALWAYS HONEST. THIS IS A 2X-LONG HOOK. IT’S A SIZE 8. I’LL TAKE A FEW SECTIONS
OF THIS PHEASANT TAIL… GET THEM EVEN AS I CAN. AND THIS IS A LITTLE BIT
LONGER TAIL THAN ON A LOT OF THE PATTERNS
THAT I’VE SEEN. I CANNOT TELL YOU
WHY THAT IS. BUT THERE’S
THE PHEASANT-TAIL TAIL. NOW, I’M GONNA TIE ON — YOU PROBABLY WANT TO PUT THE RIB
ON FIRST, DON’T YOU? OH, YEAH,
I WANT THE RIB FIRST. I’D HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT AGAIN,
DAVE. THAT’S WHY I’M HERE. THAT’S WHY YOU’RE PAYING ME
THE BIG BUCKS. OH, YOU’RE JUST SO GOOD
TO ME. TYING A PIECE OF THIS GOLD WIRE
FOR THE RIBBING. JUST RUN THAT UP THE HOOK
JUST A LITTLE WAYS. THEN I’LL TIE IN THIS — REALLY,
ANY MOTTLED BROWN FEATHER. ANY ONE. AND IT HAS A GOOD SIDE,
A DULL SIDE, A SHINY SIDE. I WANT TO TIE IT BACKWARDS. I WANT TO TIE IT BY THE TIP, BUT IT’S GOING TO BE
THE DULL SIDE IS UP SO THAT WHEN I FOLD IT OVER,
THE GOOD SIDE WILL THEN BE DOWN, AS YOU CAN SEE
AS IT WRAPS ACROSS. IT’S NICE TO TIE IT IN
BY THE TIPS, BECAUSE THEN YOU’VE GOT THE
STEM, AND EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER
AS A UNIT, AND YOU DON’T HAVE ODD FEATHER
FIBERS FLARING OUT TO THE SIDES. THIS IS A 4-STRAND
YELLOW YARN. I WANT TO TRY
TO GET ONE STRAND OUT. WELL,
THE NICE PART ABOUT ONE IS YOU CAN SHAPE IT
ANY WAY YOU WANT AND TAPER IT
IF YOU WANT TO OR TWIST IT TIGHTER
OR LET IT GO LOOSE. YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF
FLEXIBILITY WITH IT. I’M GOING TO TAKE TWO
WITH THIS ONE. AND THIS SHOULD BE TAPERED
A LITTLE BIT FROM THE BODY
TO THE FORWARD PART LIKE A REGULAR STONEFLY NYMPH
WOULD BE. MM-HMM. ALL RIGHT.
THAT’S ALL BOUND IN PLACE. I DO KNOW THAT SOMETIMES
THEY TIE THIS WEIGHTED, AND SOMETIMES UNWEIGHTED. I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU
IF THEY DO THAT. WHEN THEY TIE IT WEIGHTED, THEY MAKE SURE THEY GET JUST
A FEW WRAPS UP NEAR THE FRONT, MAYBE A THIRD OF THE HOOK SHANK
IN FRONT. OF THE LEAD WIRE, YOU MEAN? YEAH. THE NONLEAD WIRE
OR WHATEVER, YEAH. SO IT COULD BE TIED
EITHER WAY, AND THAT WOULD PARTLY DEPEND
ON THE KINDS OF WATER — HOW DEEP IT IS,
HOW FAST IT IS. ESPECIALLY THE SPEED
OF THE WATER. YEAH. ALL RIGHT. NOW I’VE GOT THE BODY
TIED IN. NOW I’M GOING TO FOLD THIS BACK
OVER. NOW, SOME OF THIS, THE MATERIAL
IS GOING NOT TO TIE DOWN, AND I’M JUST GOING TO HAVE TO
CUT IT OFF. THIS FORMS THE BACK
AND THE WING CASE ALL IN ONE. NOW I’LL TRIM THIS OFF. AND THERE’S A FEW STRAGGLERS
OVER HERE. IT DOES MAKE A GOOD-LOOKING
BACK. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU BIND IT DOWN
AND PUT THAT OVER IT. NOW THE RIB
WILL COME FORWARD. THAT GIVES IT A SEGMENTED-BODY
APPEARANCE, AND IT BINDS EVERYTHING
TOGETHER. IT MAKES IT VERY DURABLE. AND THERE’S THE RIB. AND THEN HE TAKES
THE PARTRIDGE OR GROUSE — JUST PULL A FEW FEATHERS
OFF. WE’VE HAD AN INTERESTING
DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE PEOPLE IN THE EAST THAT ARE TALKING ABOUT
THE RUFFED GROUSE OFTEN CALL THEM PARTRIDGE. I’D NEVER HEARD THAT
TILL YOU SAID THAT. HERE IN THE WEST, WHEN WE’RE
TALKING ABOUT PARTRIDGE, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE
GRAY HUNGARIAN PARTRIDGE, AND IF WE WANT THE OTHER,
WE TALK ABOUT THE GROUSE. SO IT OCCURRED TO US
THE OTHER DAY THAT WE DIDN’T REALLY KNOW
WHETHER HE WAS TALKING ABOUT GROUSE AS WE KNOW IT
OR PARTRIDGE AS WE KNOW IT. WELL, HE HIT A HAPPY MEDIUM BY
TAKING SOME DARK PARTRIDGE. HOW’S THAT? [ LAUGHS ] ALL RIGHT, I’VE GOT THE LEGS
TIED IN ON ONE SIDE, AND I TO THIS IN TWO CLUMPS. NOW, YOU CAN ALSO WRAP
THAT FEATHER, JUST LIKE YOU WOULD
A REGULAR HACKLE, AND THEN TRIM IT,
TOP AND BOTTOM, WHICH WOULD GIVE THE SAME
APPEARANCE. I’LL TIE THAT ON. I WANT IT ABOUT THE SAME LENGTH
AS THE OTHER ONE. I’LL PULL THAT THROUGH
JUST A LITTLE. I WANT TO GET RID OF THOSE
BUTTS. I WISH
I’D HAVE THOUGHT OF THIS. I WAS TALKING TO JOE HUMPHREY
ON THE PHONE THE OTHER DAY ABOUT THIS FLY. HE WAS THE ONE THAT WAS TELLING
ME ABOUT THE PATTERN, AND I WISH I’D HAVE THOUGHT
TO ASK HIM THAT HUNGARIAN PARTRIDGE
QUESTION. WHETHER IT’S PARTRIDGE
OR WHETHER IT’S GROUSE. BUT, YOU KNOW, WITH THOSE LITTLE
LEGS OUT THERE JUST KICKING ALONG, IT WOULD REPRESENT A LOT OF
DIFFERENT THINGS. I’LL GET A LITTLE HEAD
BUILT ON THERE. FOLD THAT WING BACK OUT OF THE
WAY JUST SLIGHTLY. NOW…ROTATE AROUND. YOU CAN SEE
WHAT THOSE LEGS LOOK LIKE COMING OUT OF EITHER SIDE. PUT A LITTLE HEAD CEMENT
ON HIM. I’D ALSO HEAD-CEMENT
THAT BACK. OH, WOULD YOU? YEAH, I THINK SO — GIVE IT A LITTLE BIT SHINIER
APPEARANCE. YOU DON’T DO THAT ON YOURS. I HAVEN’T,
BUT YOU CERTAINLY COULD. WHY DON’T YOU DO IT, AND LET’S
SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I WILL. WE’VE EXPERIMENTED WITH
EVERYTHING ELSE ON THIS SHOW. MIGHT AS WELL. IT’S GONNA DARKEN UP
AND RICHEN THE COLOR. A LITTLE BIT, YEAH. IT DEFINITELY WILL MAKE THAT
COLOR A LOT RICHER. YEAH. LET ME GET THIS PUT AWAY,
AND I’LL ROTATE THAT AROUND. YEAH. THERE YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT
REALLY MAKES IT SHINE. IT REALLY DOES. GOT THE LITTLE LEGS STICKING
OUT. THERE’S THE DIFFERENT-COLORED
BELLY ON IT AND THE PHEASANT TAIL FIBERS. WELL, THERE’S
A HARVEY’S STONEFLY NYMPH. IT HAS THE PHEASANT TAIL FIBERS
FOR THE TAIL. IT HAS THE YELLOW WOOL BODY
RIBBED WITH GOLD WIRE. IT HAS THE MOTTLED BROWN
HEN FOR THE BACK, AND IT HAS THE PARTRIDGE
OR THE GROUSE — WHICHEVER YOU WANT TO TIE IN —
FOR THE LEGS. AND, OPTIONALLY, YOU CAN TIE IT
WITH GOLD YARN. I LIKE THE GOLD VERSION.
IT’S A NICE BLEND OF COLORS. I THINK I WOULD, TOO, RATHER
THAN THAT YELLOW. IT MAKES GOOD BLEND
OF COLORS. ALL RIGHT, THE NEXT TIE WE’RE
GOING TO TIE IS THE FAMED TEENY NYMPH, NAMED AFTER ITS DEVELOPER,
JIM TEENY. IT’S A SIMPLE FLY TO TIE EXCEPT
FOR ONE LITTLE TRICKY DETAIL, BUT IT USES A LOT OF COMPLEX
MATERIALS. WHY DON’T YOU TELL US
WHAT THEY ARE? ALL RIGHT, I’LL USE A TAN 8/0
TYING THREAD, AND THE ONLY MATERIAL IN THE FLY
IS SOME PHEASANT TAIL FIBERS. BUT THE ONE COMPLEX THING,
YOU’RE SAYING, IS GETTING THE MEASUREMENT RIGHT
FOR THE SIZE FLY YOU’RE USING. NOW, JIM TIES THESE IN A MILLION
DIFFERENT COLORS, AND HE’S GOT AVAILABLE PURPLE
AND PINK AND GREEN AND CHARTREUSE AND RED AND ANY COLOR PHEASANT TAIL YOU
CAN IMAGINE. NOW, I HAVE A 2X-LONG.
IT’S A SIZE 10. AND AGAIN, HE TIES THEM IN LOTS AND LOTS OF DIFFERENT
SIZES ON HERE. I WILL DRESS THE HOOK WITH THE
TYING THREAD. NOW, THIS IS THE ONLY FLY HE
WILL FISH WITH, WHETHER HE’S FISHING FOR SALMON
OR STEELHEAD, I SUPPOSE IN SALT WATER, HE’S GOT GREAT, BIG LONG THINGS
WITH LEGS COMING OUT ALL OVER. OH, REALLY? OH, YEAH. SOMETIMES, OF COURSE, WHEN YOU’RE TYING ON A REALLY
LONG HOOK, ONE HUNK OF FEATHER ISN’T
ENOUGH TO FINISH THE HOOK. WELL, THEN YOU JUST TIE ON
ANOTHER BUNCH AND KEEP GOING. WHAT I’VE DONE IS JUST STRIPPED
OFF SOME OF THOSE FIBERS. I’M TRYING TO GET THEM
AS EVEN AS I CAN, BECAUSE THIS IS, LIKE YOU SAID,
THE TRICKY PART. HOW DO YOU KNOW
WHERE TO TIE IT IN SO THAT
WHEN YOU WRAP THIS ON, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE THE CORRECT
AMOUNT OF LENGTH OF TIPS? SEE, THOSE TIPS ARE GOING TO
FORM THE LEGS AFTER YOU’VE WRAPPED THE WHOLE
THING AROUND THE HOOK. WE’LL JUST WRAP IT ON
AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS HERE. THE ONLY THING I’M GONNA DO IS HOLD THEM AS TIGHTLY AS I CAN
IN MY HAND AND JUST WRAP FORWARD. IF THE LEGS
ARE A LITTLE LONG, IT’S BETTER THAN IF THEY’RE TOO
SHORT. THAT’S CORRECT. NOW, IF I WERE TYING THIS FOR
MYSELF, I WOULD RIB THE FLY WITH A FINE
COPPER WIRE. MAKES IT
MUCH MORE DURABLE. I’VE LOST ONE OF THERE, BUT I’M GONNA GO AHEAD AND TIE
THAT DOWN — WHAT I HAVE. HEY, YOU NAILED IT. THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD ONE. I THINK SO. THEN I’M JUST GONNA
GRAB ALL OF THESE, FOLD THEM TO THE REAR. AND THEN YOU BUILD
A LITTLE HEAD, AND AS YOU WRAP BACKWARDS,
YOU CAPTURE ALL THOSE LEGS TO KEEP THEM GOING OUT TOWARD
THE BEND OF THE HOOK. AND AS THAT FLY GOES
THROUGH THE WATER, IT JUST SWIMS AND KICKS AND
CARRIES ON. WELL, THAT’S PERFECT. IT IS.
THAT ONE CAME OUT VERY WELL. THE FIRST TIME I RAN INTO
THESE, I WAS INVITED TO GO FISHING
WITH JIM, WHOM I’D NEVER MET, WITH HE AND HIS DAD
AND A COUPLE OF OTHER GUYS, UP IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. AND WE WERE GOING
TO BE UP THERE FISHING FOR PINK SALMON AMONG
OTHER THINGS, WHICH I HAD NEVER DONE. AND THERE WERE SALMON ROLLING
ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND I WENT UPSTREAM ABOVE THEM
A WAYS, AND EVERY TIME I LOOKED DOWN, ONE OF THE THREE OF THEM
WOULD HAVE A FISH ON. AND I COULDN’T CATCH ONE. NO MATTER WHAT I PUT ON,
I COULD NOT CATCH ONE. THEY WERE LAUGHING AND HAVING
A GREAT TIME, AND I WENT DOWNSTREAM TO SEE
WHAT THEY WERE DOING. WELL, IT TURNS OUT THEY
WERE USING A NUMBER-4 BLACK TEENY NYMPH. THEY GAVE ME SOME, AND I STARTED
CATCHING FISH. AND FOR THE WHOLE TIME,
“WHAT ARE YOU USING?” “OH, I’M EXPERIMENTING WITH
THE BLACK NUMBER 4.” AND I’VE SINCE CAUGHT
SOCKEYE SALMON ON THEM, A VARIETY OF THINGS. BUT AS I SAY, THAT’S ALL
JIM FISHES IN A VARIETY OF SIZES
AND COLORS, AND HE’S AN OUTSTANDING
STEELHEAD FISHERMAN. NOW, I’VE SEEN THIS FLY TIED WHERE IT WILL BE ON A LONGER
SHANK HOOK. THEY WILL DO THE WRAP JUST AS WE
DID HERE, BUT THEN COME TO THE CENTER OF
THE LONGER HOOK, TIE THE LEGS OFF HERE
SO IT’S COMING DOWN, ANOTHER CLUMP RUN
TO THE FRONT. THE CAN EITHER DO IT THAT WAY OR THEY CAN JUST TIE IT IN
WITHOUT THE LEGS. IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT THEY’RE
DOING. WELL, THAT’S THE TEENY NYMPH —
EXTREMELY COMPLEX. EXTREMELY COMPLEX. NOTHING MORE THAN PHEASANT TAIL
FIBERS AND TAN TYING THREAD. ALL RIGHT, TODAY WE’VE GOT A
BONUS FLY FOR YOU. WE’RE GOING TO PUT FOUR IN THIS
SERIES. WE’RE GOING TO FINISH UP
WITH A BAETIS NYMPH. PRETTY SIMPLE LITTLE FLY —
NICE LOOKING. WE’LL USE AN OLIVE 8/0. AGAIN I HAVE THE DYED HEN
GRIZZLY — DYED OLIVE. THE BODY MATERIAL WILL BE
AN OLIVE-GREEN DUBBING, AND THE WING CASE WILL BE
BLACK OSTRICH. I HAVE A SIZE-12, 2X-LONG HOOK
IN THE VISE. AND THAT’S A BIG BAETIS. BAETIS, THEY’LL RUN DOWN TO, OH,
20, 22, AND MOST OF THEM ARE PRETTY
SMALL, BUT HERE, THIS WILL HELP IT
SHOW UP ON THE SCREEN MUCH BETTER THAN TYING
A TINY ONE. BUT YOU WILL WANT TO TIE THIS
FLY IN A VARIETY OF SIZES. WHAT I DID WAS
I’VE JUST TAKEN ONE FEATHER OFF OF THAT DYED OLIVE
HEN SADDLE THERE, AND THAT WILL BECOME
THE TAIL. CINCH IT DOWN
AND COME FORWARD. MAKE SURE
I GET THEM ALL IN. AND NOW I’M GOING TO TAKE THE
DUBBING — TOO MUCH. THAT’S ALWAYS THE PROBLEM WHEN YOU HAVEN’T DUBBED
FOR A LITTLE WHILE — YOU ALWAYS GRAB TOO MUCH DUBBING
AND PUT IT ON THE — TRY TO GET IN ON THE THREAD. YEAH, THIS TIED IN SMALLER SIZES
WOULD BE A DYNAMITE FLY. OH, YEAH. I’M NOT SURE THAT’S ENOUGH, BUT WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS
WITH IT. GET MY LITTLE DUBBING LOOP TOOL
HERE, HOOK IT IN THE MIDDLE,
FOLD IT OVER. MAKE SURE YOU CAPTURE
THE WHOLE THING, AND COME UP TO THE FRONT. TWIST IT SLIGHTLY, AND HERE IT GOES
FOR THE BODY. I’M TRYING TO TAPER THAT
SLIGHTLY AS I GO FORWARD. I DON’T THINK I’M GONNA HAVE
ENOUGH DUBBING ON THIS FIRST TIME THROUGH. IT’S PRETTY CLOSE. IT MIGHT.
IT MIGHT DO ALL RIGHT. OKAY. NOW I’M GOING TO TAKE A SMALL
SECTION OF THIS OLIVE HEN AGAIN. I’M GOING TO TIE IT IN
BY THE TIP. I’LL GET THAT TIED DOWN. TAKE MY HACKLE PLIERS, AND JUST
A WRAP AND A HALF, MAYBE, WILL DO IT. YEAH, YOU WANT SPARSE LEGS. YEAH. WELL, I CAN’T HANG ON
TO IT. JUST A COUPLE OF WRAPS,
WRAP AND A HALF, MAYBE. CINCH THEM DOWN… AND CLIP IT OFF. NOW, I’M GONNA FOLD THAT BACK
JUST A LITTLE BIT AND GET WRAPPED DOWN
OVER IT. AND NOW
FOR THE WING CASE — AND I’D NEVER SEEN THIS DONE
BEFORE, BUT IT’D BE
A GOOD WING CASE. THAT’S JUST A FREE CASE. IT’S NOTHING MORE THAN
BLACK OSTRICH. I’VE GOT FOUR OR FIVE FIBERS
HERE, DEPENDING ON WHAT SIZE OR WHAT
CALIBER OF OSTRICH YOU HAVE. BIND IT DOWN,
AND THEN JUST CLIP IT OFF. IT’S GOING TO BE
FAIRLY SHORT. WHILE YOU’RE FINISHING UP THAT
FLY, WHY DON’T YOU TELL US AGAIN
THE MATERIALS? WELL, I CAN DO THAT, EVEN. WE HAD THE TAIL AND THE LEGS OUT OF THE OLIVE-DYED GRIZZLY
HACKLE CAPE. THE BODY IS OLIVE DUBBING, AND BLACK OSTRICH FOR
THE WING CASE. SO THIS TIME WE’VE STARTED OUT
WITH CHAMO THE KILLER LEECH. WE TIED THE
HARVEY’S STONEFLY NYMPH. ‘VE TIED THE TEENY NYMPH, AND WE FINISHED UP WITH THE
BAETIS NYMPH. SO WE HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED THE
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  1. hiya mate,yea i was totaly gutted when i learned dave had passed away,i noticed on later episodes u can see him loosing weight and wasnt to good,god bless him,a real loss,we miss u dave.steve i donloaded a load of these ages ago so keep a look out as im going be uploading them all and there is a lot.please continue to enjoy them steve,all best tu and family steve god bless.
    kev

  2. I have only seen from the first time Caroline Sells joined you, I had not realized that Dave had been in the earlier series. Thanks for doing this, it has helped immensley.

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