I little blast from the past. I took these pictures many years ago. My tying has hopefully advanced since, but it was a start of sharing fly tying with other via the internet. So give this a try yourself. I know the fly on the pics look far from super nice or perfect. But it catches like mad, that I know.
Deer Hair Caddis
standard dry fly hook
lie a thread base and form a dubbing loop with thread
This we have not doen before.
Basically it is making an extra loop with the the tying thread.
I have since learned to split the thread. It´s easier I think.
spinn seals fur in the dubbing loop
wind the seals fur on to the hook counterclockwise
secure this by ribbing the body with your tying thread clockwise
snipp off the dubbing loop remains and secure with afew wraps
snipp off a few fibres of deer hair
and measure the length you need
trade hands and snipp off the deer hair
hold the hair over the hook as shown
and bring the thread
up between you thumb and the pinched material
amd down on the other side
This creates a loop areound the material which you hold (pinch) between your fingers.
Repeat the process three or four times.
let go of the matrial just a little bit by stretching your fingers.
Than pull down on the loop you have woven around the material 3 / 4 times.
this sets the deer hair wing nicely in place
secure with afew wraps through the deer hair head and finish with a whip finish
fly form the side
and from under
Good luck with the pattern and tight lines!
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