Next weekend I’ll participate in a great project: flytyingforcharity.com – my friend Jon will tie flies for 24hours straight, and we’ll sell flies and equipment that people have donated to the project on a auction next Saturday. All the money we get will go to children in hospitals, to let them break up their daily routine during treatment.
I’m doing all the technical things like the website, so let me know if something isn’t working. Also let me know if you would like to donate for this (or next year when we are planning to do something similar again).
Please share and let people know about this! It is great to participate in this project where we can do some good for the kids by doing something we love to do!
I do these in step-by-step, taking each logical step on all hooks before I proceed to the next part, makes tying lots of similar flies much easier.
I have been tying up some Dee patterns for fishing lately, but every now and then you need to challenge yourself! Pulled out the longest hook I have – the Partridge CS15 – a #2/0 10xl hook that is made for classic streamer style patterns, but why not a Akroyd?
This pattern really stretched my material selection, especially the white turkey wing, but I managed to set a ok wing in the end.
The dropping JC could have been longer, but in the end I was happy with the result.
Putting this on a salmon scale shows the length of this massive fly.
- Hook: Daiichi 2271 #1 – http://flyhooks.org/daiichi/2271
- Tag: UNI-French Twist Medium
- Tail: Topping & Tippet
- Butt: Black ostrich herl
- Body: Green & Blue seals fur
- Ribs: UNI-Mylar #10, Veevus French tinsel medium – counter-wrapped over hackle
- Hackle: Black heron from middle of blue
- Throat: Widgeon
- Wings: Turkey
- Cheeks: JC, drooping
Tying up a part of my salmon box with Dee patterns these days, today: Balmoral