Bought a ton of blue and purple yesterday. I really need to fish. I’m a junkie and I need my fix [youtube http://youtu.be/pL8WuOqgDtQ]
Big Pike Flies said, Dude that fly looks sweet. Send me 5 dozen in multiple colors. Kidding.
Would suggest using a large hook maybe 5/0 or 6/0. Being a big fly guy, my only concern is that the fly will try to swim in circles and not keel well in teh water.
In reply to Big Pike Flies, Dave said, I doubt I’d ever tie this bigger than a 2/0 or 3/0. It does tighten up in the water and tracks nice
Alex W. said, I bought a vise and supplies last Friday and I’ve been tying dozens of flies. It’s a whole other facet of fly fishing I’m glad I got into, I like coming up with my own patterns as well as attempting to duplicate established designs.
In reply to Alex W., Dave said, It is indeed. To me, tying a fly and then catching a fish on that fly is THE most gratifying experience in fly fishing. Make sure you do one thing; take pictures of your first flies. A year later you should compare them to what you’re tying then. Take pics of those and then a year after that compare. The personal growth is one of the most fun things to see. You’ll see where you got cleaner, more technical, and matured as a tyer.
I dropped some stickers off at WCCO for you.
Alex W. said, Thanks for the stickers and the tip, Dave. I’ll definitely do that,