Rob Snowhite: Fly Fishing Consultant
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S01E05 Notes Pages


What you need:

  1. Tying Area
  2. Tools
  3. Thread
  4. Hook
  5. Beads/cones
  6. Eyes
  7. Natural Body material
  8. Synthetic Body material

 

1. Tying Area

  • Desk vs. table
  • Well lit
  • Good back support
  • Trash receptacle below
  • Be organized while tying or you will loose stuff and slow down your tying
  • Storage
  • Air tight - dermestid beetles, moth larvae, moisture, pets,  etc
  • Bins
  • Containers
  • Drawers
  • Storage bags
  • Moth balls
  • Cedar

 

 2. Tools

  • Vise
  • Clamp
  • Pedestal
  • Ball point pen
  • Bobbin
  • Bodkin
  • Bright light
  • Butane lighter
  • Fine comb
  • Fly rotater
  • Hackle pliers
  • Hair stacker
  • Magnet
  • Pencil eraser
  • Pliers
  • Razor blade
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Vacuum
  • Whip finisher

 3. Thread

  • Sizes
  • Variety of colors
  • Variety of materials
  • Braided
  • Flat waxed
  • Kevlar
  • Mono
  • Nylon
  • Silk

 4. Hook

  • Hook size name is inversely proportional. As the size of the hook increases, the hook name decreases
  • Anatomy: Eye, shank, bend, barb, point
  • Some are straight, some are curved, some longer than others with a #x
  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Nymph
  • Caddis, shrimp, scud
  • Salmon
  • Egg
  • Big eye
  • Circle
  • Saltwater
  • Tube flies tied on hollow stem with mono through tube and hook on other end

 5. Beads/cones

  • Purpose
  • To add anatomical dimensions like head
  • To sink fly
  • To attract fish
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Diameter to fit on hook

 6. Eyes

  • Purpose
  • To add anatomical dimensions To sink fly
  • To attract fish
  • Predators key in on eyes because located on head and if you get the head you kill the fish
  • Bead chain
  • Melted mono
  • Barbell
  • Google
  • Doll

 

7. Natural body material

  • Body parts from a variety of animals namely mammals and birds
  • Fur
  • Hair
  • Feathers
  • Some attached to skin, some to body part like head, foot,
  • Color is more, well, natural
  • Sometimes less durable
  • More delicate
  • Different storage requirements

 

8. Synthetics

  • Chenille
  • Craft fur
  • Dubbing
  • Egg yarn and foam
  • Epoxy
  • Flash
  • Foam
  • Glitter
  • Lacquer
  • Latex gloves
  • Markers
  • Metal beads, bead chain, wire,
  • Nail polish
  • Plastic bags
  • Rubber cement
  • Rubber legs
  • Stick on eyes
  • Wire
  • Yarn