https://youtu.be/6WTBudENe-kWhen I was looking through the book, “The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies,” and came across the Matuka Streamer I knew that it would not only be a fun pattern to tie by be effective as well. Combining the Old School English style of tying flies with the New Zealander twist should be a […]
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Materials GuideThis It imitates a fluttering/skittering Caddis fly, use the following materials:Hook: Dry fly, #16Thread: Semperfli 18/0 Nano Silk (Brick Beige)Body: Semperfli Superfine Dubbing (olive)Wing: Elk hairHackle: Grizzly
Paul Procter (UK) and Gary Barnes (USA) demonstrate some features and techniques for use when fly tying wih Semperfli Nano Silk. Unbelievebly strong, Nano Silk can be used twisted, flat to tie hollow hairs or foams and can be coloured. See their brilliant techniques for maintaining a flat fly tying thread.
Since its launch, Nano silk has been embraced by fly tiers the World over. An obvious advantage is Nano thread pretty much remains unbreakable, especially in the realms of fly tying. However, for my money, that the thread lays flat and can be readily divided using a dubbing needle is just as important. This idea […]
Recommended Materials Hends Barbless Hooks Semperfli 2.6 mm Booby Foam Hends Body Glass Half Round Micro Vinyl rib Semperfli Nano Silk thread Semperfli Peacock Herl Thorax dyed Magenta.
This is really real! Nano Silk 18/0 breaks a hook in the vice! Gary Barnes, who is not only an excellent tyer with the finest eye for detail, but is is very proud to have his flies included in the Catskill Museum of Fly Tying, demonstrates just how strong Nano Silk is yet so very […]