Tuesday, February 28, 2006



Dry Fly Tying

My first real attempts at creating dry flies... All pictured here are #16-18. The two in the front turned out to be the best: the all-dun colored #16 and the #18 Adams. These all use at least one hackle from the load of materials recently acquired from out west.

These flies are okay - not great, but would probably catch fish. I figure any botched dry fly can be flopped over to a warmwater box and used to catch panfish.

I'm really enjoying learning this new dimension of tying. I've spent the past years tying nymphs and streamers - interesting contrast here. I tried a humpy and found it to be very difficult compared to this traditional style... Everything kept spinning on the hook, and it was very bulky - not easy to tie.

6 Comments:

Blogger john montana said...

those look great j. nice to know i won't have to bring any small dries in may...i'll just use yours!

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Blogger MN Justin said...

I might clip the wings shorter on a couple of them... a few look top heavy and tipsy.

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