encountered on an English chalkstream last month, this little fairy just may… have made my day.
more from the ‘new faces’ series of fly tying videos, this one shows us not only a nice fly but it’s very well explained even though there are no words.
the various methods are straightforward, of special note however is the oh-so simple method of splitting the tail fibers by using a piece of tying thread. my swedo-buddy Jon Hanson showed me this little trick years ago but he usually uses a piece of flash material instead of thread, giving it a little ‘bubble effect’: nice touch.
Thomas gets extra-bonus points for using a barbless hook, a LAW vise (pure jealousy, oh yes… ) and setting this all to a little bouncy tune that matches the female egg-laying dance she does just before passing on to mayfly heaven. enjoy !