Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Speeding Up The Fly Tying Process

The task of sorting through furs and feathers can slow the fly tying process. A good solution to this problem is to create an assembly line.

First locate all of the materials that you’re going to use to tie a particular fly. Then lay out enough of each material to tie at least six flies. Placing the materials in their order of application is helpful. Also, if you tie in the materials in stages you can maximize your efficiency. 

A Muddler Minnow is a good example of the process and is shown in the three steps below.


Stage 1   
Tie in the tail and gold tinsel and then spin 
the tinsel forward.

Stage 2

Tie in the wing and squirrel underwing and 
then spin in the deer hair.

Stage 3

Trim the deer hair to the desired shape and cement the head. 

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