by Davie McPhail
a lot of people hold back from trying out the traditional ties because they seem overly complicated but i suspect it’s mostly because of the all so cherished ‘elitist’s veil of mystery’ that surrounds this type of fly tying. here McPhail shows us through this great video that with a little dedication and patience it just isn’t so.
on a personal note, i’d have a really hard time fishing such a beautiful fly, it just seems too precious. however, the thread control, materials management and the various techniques involved are of great interest for finding solutions to personalize existing patterns or for creating our own.