Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: All Rivers flowing into Georgian Bay
Chris , you tie a very good looking and durable fly !!
I must comment about tying in the ribbing though . Lash the ribbing material on the underside of the shank and slightly offset to the side furthest away from you . This will ensure the ribbing will start directly to the underside of the body . There is no "fishing" reason for this , just for esthetics only .
What might be a "fishing" reason , is the use of black thread as a base for the chartreuse wool . Once wet , bright colours can become opaque and the black thread can bleed through the bright body covering . I have witnessed this happening on some of my early ties with wool . As with floss , that requires an underbody base of either white thread (or same colour as the floss) or tinsel to show the true colour once wet , wool can be the same . More so with single wraps of wool or thin strand wool . I usually start all my flies with white thread , then switch over to dub a body or up until I finish the head with another colour .
Have you Swung a Spey Fly today ??