The Winona Fly Factory Fly Tying Radio:
- 30 minutes of Minnesota Public Radio
- Tommy The Cat: Primus
- Opiate: Tool
- Holdin’: Yonder Mountain String Band
- Walk The Line: Johnny Cash
- Loser: Beck (Wendy, I laughed)
- Sin: Nine Inch Nails
- Daylight: Aesop Rock
- Bleed the Freak: Alice In Chains
- General Tso’s Chicken: The Northwoods Band
- Soul Jacker pt. 1: The Eels
- Bring It On Home: Led Zeppelin (Awesome)
Thinking to the not to distant future and knowing how long it could take me to complete my task I started the day tying BWO’s to Minnesota Public Radio. I listened to news and then set the ipod to random tunes to finish the afternoon.
I tied these BWO’s in size 18 with two different types of tails. I personally think the Micro Fibbet tails look better but the hackle fiber tails take me less time. I am planning on testing both under semi-scientific conditions to determine which I like better, and I guess I will let the trout weigh in on the subject as well.
I must admit I was reluctant to start these due to the fact they arn’t as easy for me but it needed to be done and I’m fairly pleased with the end result. I used a razor blade to demolish an old dozen I didn’t approve of. Keep your hook eyes clear, I did not on my previous attempts.
Things to note: Use the smallest amount of dubbing, I really think its better to add some more after the fact, especially the dry fly dubbing, it tends to clump. Work on tying in your hackle, I find that having it at the correct angle with relation to the hook shank helps keep the fibers neater when palmering. Buy quality hackles…they are worth it.