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Old 01-02-2012, 06:32 PM
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Default My first tied fly....

Actually, my third, but the first two went in the trash can, as I was struggling to learn some basics on my own. Just in-case it's not recognizable (I hope that it is!), it's a Wolly Bugger, tied per Charlie Craven's instructions (hackle tied from eye back to bend).

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Here's what I used:

Hook: #8 Tiemco 5263
Weight: .025" lead wire
Thread: Black 3/0 Monocord
Tail: Black Marabou
Flash: Several strands of Root Beer / Pearl Krystal Flash
Rib: Copper Ultra-wire - medium
Body: Medium Black Chenille
Hackle: Died Brown "Bugger Pack"

Certainly not a "pro" tying job, but one that I'll try to fish, come Spring!

Couldn't have gotten this far without all of the tips, suggestions, and encouragement that I've gotten from this forum. Thank you all for welcoming me into your group!

And yes, I'll be starting a real tying class NEXT week... but I couldn't wait!!!
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