Part 1 – The Tools
A quick primer on the tools you’ll need if you want to start tying deer hair bugs for bass, pike and other predators. This video covers thread, essential tools and some optional extras. GSP Thread, heavy duty scissors, double edged razor blades, hair packers, leg pullers hair stackers, hot tip and the bend-a-blade.
For the benefit of new members who want to have some details about fly tying. This article is by no means definitive. It offers a brief overview of some of the equipment, materials and definitions regarding fly tying.
Should new members wish they can attend the Club Fly Tie nights and learn more about fly tying and be shown the various techniques referred to.
Most tying problems stem from two things:
Failure to properly plan the fly, and not knowing how to work with deer hair.
This video tests the location of dumbbell eyes tied on flies. I test under and over the hook shank with several conditions including a water test. This video might help beginning fly tiers understand the effect dumbbell eyes have on a fly depending on tie in location.
The “Pinch Tie In” is one of the basic techniques used in fly tying. It allows for the fly tier to control the material and place controlled thread wraps onto that material.
Controlling the the material when tying flies is one of the keys to tying proper and proportional patterns!
This segment is from the DVD 50 Years Behind the Vise – the best introduction to fly tying techniques ever produced. It features world famous fly fishermen Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser, who have over 60 years combined experience tying flies for fresh and salt water fishing.
The Hand Whip Finish is a great technique to master. Once you master the Hand Whip Finish, you will have a deep understanding of how the whip finish knot works.
The Hand Whip Finish allows you to quickly finish off a fly, without the aid of the Whip finisher Tool.