Here is a pattern i use a lot, when fishing for grayling and trout. there is nothing like taking fish off the top on a dry fly, above you can see two Klinkhammer hooks size 12. they are the same hook pattern, but i have put a angle in the shank. this helps the fly sit on the water surface with hook bend sitting in the water film,
Now place the hook in vise,
Now catch in the thread, i am using Danville 70 denier tan colour.
Now i wind the thread down the shank, unwinding the thread a i go keeping it flat.
Now before i take the thread back up hook shank, i spin the tying thread tight by spinning the bobbing. to close the thread nice and tight, so when i take the thread back up the shank. i use it like a rib, giving the body a thin nice look. but the thread rib gives it a bit more body with out bulk,
Now it's time to add post, to tie the hackle round. i have used Veniards Antron body wool,
Above i have placed the body wool each side of the shank, and tied in at base and run up the wool a body of thread.ready to tie the hackle on,
Now i put on a bit extra wax, just to hold hackle and dubbing.
Now i have tied in hackle, at the tip and as you can see. i have taken it up the post,
This is the dubbing i use, peacock dub yellow. i had this off Peter at the flyshack,
Above you can see i have dubbed the shank, and around the bottom of the hackle post.
Next i have wound the hackle down the post, going under each turn towards the hook shank.
Here i have tied off the hackle, and cleaned up at the eye of hook.
And above the finished the tie, and trimmed the fluoro red post. the bright post i use is great for watching the fly,
Above showing the two hooks, and the finished fly.
And above, you can see how the flies would sit in the water. and you can see how the one that i bent the shank will hook up better, i also like using the fly on top and a bug fished underneath.this way you have two flies fishing.
The Welsh fly fair is on again, lot going on fly tying / casting and trade stands. i will be tying again and also local fly dressers. will all be showing the tying skills, plus you can see casting and have lessens on the day.