Saturday, 9 May 2009
What's tying tonight...
It’s blowing a hoolie outside at the moment and I’ve been tying over the last couple of days for a bit of fun and relaxation. I watched an online tutorial which included reverse tying bucktail to give more body to the fly. I have to say I may have become a convert to it as it does give more control of the fibres and keeps the body shape as well.
The other thing I’ve wanted to tie for a while is a popper… but stopped short of buying popper heads… anyway rifling through a few boxes I came across an ideal donor or two! Anyway I tied a prototype popper and tested it last night. There weren’t any takers sadly but boy did it pop and gurgle! I’ve never had a surface take on a popper and it didn’t fly badly either, so here's hoping.
I’m not going to tell you what the popper head is made of just at the moment… I thought of running a bit of a competition to see who can guess the answer (and no there isn’t a prize, just the glory of getting it right).
Q: What have I made the popper’s head out of?
Answer please via the comment box.