Number 4 in the the Mikes salmon flies series. The Snow Fly sporting a heral wing.Here is a copy of a snow fry which I have 4 in my collection, You will notice the body is kept deliberately thin the tinsel is wound straight onto the hook. I have mounted my swan underwing first. Touch of varnish has been added to the tying in point and I have removed my waste.
Now I wind my heron hackle around the waste butts.
now you need to prep your Herl. you can see I’ve split an eye up the middle. now place them back to back keeping the tips even.
I have measured the wing for length now change hands and tied on like a conventional married wing. This will collapse just like a married wing. This will stop your materials going side ways.
Now I have mounted my wing, you want the wing to be tight and not flared out in all directions. I have varnished the tying in point and you can now remove your waste.
Now I have prepped my jungle cock, you will notice I have trimmed up the fluff leaving about 1mm. You can either varnish this or leave this how it is. you will only get one or two attempted at mounting them correctly or you will need to start again.
Tie in your jungle cock along the sides, keeping them even at either side of the wing .
here’s a front view of what you are aiming for.
remove waste and whip finish again with at least 3 coats of varnish.