Originally Posted by GR8LAKES FLYER
Look at you Alex !!
When you first joined the Speypages you didn't tie flies or tubes or anything.
Now you're doing step by steps ... pretty cool <img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
Thanks buddy! You know though, without a community of like minded fisherman who generously answer questions and help others out, it just wouldn’t be possible. I’m extremely indebted to many, and a particular few as well who would answer questions and help out. The very least I could do is show how I tie something when someone is interested.
Thanks again for the kind words,
Great pattern and a very helpful SBS...
reminds me of the way Jerry Drakes used materials in his "Funny Bunny" series of bait fish imitations 15 years ago. Same method for shaping the rabbit strip bodies; gives great motion against the current. Those were very sucessful flies here in the Great Lakes... Looks like maybe you use Heritage Angling Products in your tube flies...?
Thanks for posting,
Hey Tom, I’m not actually familiar with Heritage Angling Products very much. Most of my material (Tubing, beads, cones, hair & fur) comes from Skeena River Fly Supply, Future Fly, and a friend in Europe who has access to wonderful materials.
For the bunny strip, it’s preparation and tie in style, I think I learned those ideas from Japp Kalkman. It’s truly amazing the difference it makes!!
Thanks for the step by step!