Thursday, 2 October 2008

Tying a tandem...

I didn't think it would be easy... but here is the first attempt!

Lessons learned: Don't have the mylar tube run too far up the shank of the first hook and get some white EP fibres to add some volume in the next fly. Oh... and message to self "if you want to put a rattle tube inside the mylar do it before you whip it on the front hook!" Doh!

It'll be interesting seeing how it works in this format... I'm not as confident about the longevity of the front half of the fly... we'll see...

1 comment:

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

I just left a comment on my blog David following on from yours regarding fly colouration.
Maybe we could try a few flies with light dorsal and dark ventral colours for this winter and coming spring time.