sexyloops fly tying school part 31 - panic deer hair and seal

sexyloops fly tying school part 31 - panic deer hair and seal

t.z. | Friday, 10 June 2016

Panic. Real panic. First proper fishing trip after month. It will still be cold, but what the heck. We´ll get out and fish our favorite lake the coming weekend. Excitement all around — where´s my stuff? Flies, that coffee cattle, and - yes coffee. Need to take that Whisky … sleeping bags, coffee … socks, waders, bellyboats, insect repelleant, headlamp, socks. Wool socks … really important. Tippet material. Rod, lines and reels … the net - why is the net in the kitchen?? Never mind … sunglasses. Have I packed the socks? yeah - checked twice. Oh don´t forget to send out the fly order which came in yesterday … the guy needs it to fish with his son … and yes - what else. Flies. Where is my flybox? Uhhhh - found it. Fxxxx meeeee. This thing is almost empty. Geeez … what now? It´s 23:03 already. Have a beer dude. Chill. hahahahaha … the beermat says - "Keep calm and tie flies" - yeah right. OK - let´s go. Where´s the stuff? Hooks … which hooks. Gosh, fab - the new Barbless Klinks came. Thank you Partridge, god of bent metal needles known as flyhooks. Perfect … another good zip form that beer.

Beer on a thursday … nice … thursday? Aaaaargh … whatttttt? Friday - Paul´s waiting for the FP. OK, get the camera and another beer ....

Chill man ….


That - "I have to write an FP" feeling .... 

panic, deer hair and seal productions

proudly presents

last minute tying

Here we go - Seals fur and deer hair always does the trick:

tying desk
I got some seals fur from Danmark. Brilliant stuff. Amazing quality and colors.

Deer hair from a taxidermist or hunter.
It´s often a bit tougher than the stuff one finds in shops.

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on with the tying thread
wax the thread
and spin on the seals fur in the same direction you tie - clockwise for a right hand tier tying "away" from the body

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rib and secure the dubbing with the thread

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stack a clump of deer hair in a hair stacker

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tie on the wing

done and Bob´s your uncle 

panicdeerandseal - 6  panicdeerandseal - 7

One can actually be quick and last minute. I tend to take my flytying kit along for weekend and longer trips. I seem to always have run out of flies right before. I give them away or am busy tying orders. But I really like these last minute panic flies. They seem to catch best. Must be that fish like fresh flies best. ;-)

picture by Al Pyke 

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway. His flydressing is based on old traditions as well as very modern and innovative methods of creating flies. You can book Thomas for guided trips, flytying classes and presentations. He regularly gives speeches and demonstrations at fly fishing fairs. Thomas is member of the ProTeam at Partridge of Redditch as well as Regal Vises.

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