“Big flies use lots of materials and take longer to tie, so be patient with this salmonfly nymph.”
The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying
I have known that the stone flies are huge beside all the flies, I couldn’t believe it until one of my friends was cleaning a rainbow trout that he caught and inside his/her stomach we found huge huge huge stone flies, then I thought, OK! Stone flies are really huge and rainbow trout seems that love it.
I love it to tie this particular fly. It takes me around an hour to get it done, because all the steps that required and as I told already: you don’t need to rush when you’re doing your flies, take your time and enjoy it at 100%. Actually I made this fly last Saturday, I started doing it at 11 pm, it was a cold Saturday night and I thought..OK, is a great night for a fly tyer get done some flies, my first one was this fly and this is my result:
The wings…wow seems difficult but no, is really easy to do it. To make sure that the barbs of the wings stay together you need to use the “Folded-strip Wing Case” but the book’s step for this technique are different from mine and what I do first is put some water based glue to the feather. I let it dried while I’m making the fly.
My second fly was one the same one, I started making at 12:30am and get it done at 1:30. This was a hard one, because the size, this is #12 the first is #8. The proportions are crucial in this fly and mine seems to be just in place, but I think it could be better. All the instructions in the book are still really good ones, clear and with helpful details. How they explain the technique to do the wings, is really easy to understand and I tell you, the pictures are helpful
After two flies, I tied another one; this was a copper john size #18. It was my first fly ever in size 18 and let me tell you…are difficult. I went to bed around 2:30am and you know what? I felt really happy, for me is the perfect plan: Cold night, fly tying, good music from my iPhone and something to drink could be a beer, coffee or your drink of choice. A fly fisher will be happy with this environment. Trust me.
That’s is what life is all about for me, enjoy every second as the last in your life, do what you want to do, not matter what you need to do it, if is a long path, You just need start walking down the road. Every time in a while, make sure make a stop beside your road, think about where you’re at, look what you have learned, enjoy the moment and keep walking. Never ever stop dreaming and doing what you love to do. YOU WILL BE HAPPY. Please, live your passion, share your passion
“Life is not the amount of Breaths you take.
It’s the Moments that Take your Breath Away.”