09-11-2012, 10:17 AM
Re: More flies
Hackle too long, looks like thread is coming unwrapped at the eye. Get a whip finish tool, if you have one, watch some videos on you tube on how to use it.
Looks good, body could be a little more tapered - thin at the back , thicker towards the bead.
Also looks good, try not to cover the eye with the thread. Use wax to prevent it slipping forward
Also good, hackle too long and pointing the wrong direction. Hackles are curved, tie them in so the fibers point to the back on this fly.
WAY too much anton for the wing. use about 1/10th of what you've used here
Reverse tapered body, otherwise ok.
Revers tapered body, hackle too long, crowded eye
While this may seem harsh criticism, these flies will fish well. You just need to work on thread wraps, and material selection. Not too much material eg antron, hackle that are the correct size for the hook, use wax on your thread at the eyes if necessary, make sure the bodies are tapering the right direction - back (thin) to front (thicker than back)
i'll also suggest sticking to tying one pattern and keep tying it until you can tie it consistently well. tie 10 or 12 at a time to see what you need to change or what you like from one to the other....that way you'll see the biggest improvement
Last edited by s fontinalis; 09-11-2012 at 10:55 AM.