Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scott Howell Tying a Squidro

Here is Scott Howell tying one of his Squidro's, he shares some good tips on tying them in this video. Wish this clip was in Skagit Master 3.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

S&S Express

A little "stinger" action and a "Senyo shank" combined with some easy tying steps put this fly in the "express" lane when your at the vise.  The toughest part is tying on the grizzly saddle wings, but after you do a few it will become much easier.

S&S Express Recipe
Shank: Flymen Senyo Shank 25mm color of your choice
Stinger Wire: Beadalon 7 strand wire .018 (20lb breaking strength)
Hook: your choice of octopus style hook
Body: Polar Chenille
Collar: Schlappen
Under Wing: Arctic fox or similar with flashabou
Head: A small clump of ice dubbing tied on the bottom and top of the fly
Wing: Grizzly Saddle Hackle
Eyes: Jungle Cock or Prosportfisher pro jungle cock hd.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another color combo for 2.5" swinger

Same pattern as in previous post in a Pink/white color.

Golden yellow colored pheasant rump for the wing.  I just started using this material in various colors last fall and it is becoming one of my favorites.  Its great for collars, wings or spey hackle and fairly cheap to buy!