Thursday, August 4, 2011
I tried this a long time before. Thought I was the only one doing this. Then, I found a youtube video by Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies and find that he is doing it. They named it the "Improved Sparkle Dun". I like it because it sort of highlights the wing and adds sheen to it.
This one is supposed to be a baetis. My thread color was too light. This one is a size 16.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 1:23 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I am torn between two of my favorite nymphs: The Red Fox Squirrel and the Pheasant Tail. The Prince Nymph is right up there as well.
Anyway, today, I thought I would tie a couple hybrids between the squirrel and the pheasant tail nymph. This is what I have come up with so far.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 8:23 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2011
i ordered a few different dubbings from "The Mad Scientist" at Fly Tyers Dungeon. This particular dubbing is a little different in that it is a little fuzzy. They also sell a dubbing called "Skeeter Fuzz" which is really fine and is NOT fuzzy.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 3:09 PM
Friday, May 13, 2011
Midges reach a late stage in which they seem to be saturated with hemoglobin and their bodies become red/black or sort of maroon in color. I thought about using two colors of thread: red and black. However, it was not easy to do using two bobbins.
Then, I saw that there is a product called "Combo Thread" which has two colors of very fine thread on the same spool. It is really convenient and I think it looks good.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 4:58 PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Thought I would post this famous fly as tied by Dave Whitlock himself:
We all have our own styles and methods which lead to different versions of the same fly. I don't have exact materials that Dave Whitlock uses. These are my interpretation:
Posted by Byron Haugh at 11:40 PM
Friday, April 29, 2011
Yesterday, I received my order of dubbing from "The Dungeon". I have heard a lot about these guys on the forums. Their email response comes from "The Mad Scientist". I was told their dubbing blends are the best.
So, this morning, I broke into a batch of it and tied a Blue Winged Olive.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 12:04 PM