Lying and tying

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 17:30 to 18:30

Our March Lying & Tying meeting will be in room 205 of the WWCC Green River campus on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM.

NOTE THE DAY & DATE CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT

 

This month we will be tying Dave’s Hopper.

Here is what you will need:

 

Hook: Terrestrial, 2X long, size 6 or 8 Daiichi 1280, Mustad 94831 or Tiemco 5212

Thread: 6/0 tan or brown, Big Fly fiber or GSP thread

Tail: Red hackle or yarn

Rib: Brown hackle trimmed short

Body: Yellow yarn

Underwing: Deer hair

Overwing: Mottled turkey quill coated with fixative

Legs: Trimmed & knotted hackle stems or pheasant barbs from a pheasant tail feather

Collar/Head: Deer hair spun & trimmed

 

You will need to spray the turkey feather with the fixative and let it dry a couple days before the meeting.

The deer hair should be suitable for spinning.

You will also need a medium hair stacker, serrated scissors to trim the deer hair, a hair packer, a small fine tooth comb, double edged razor blades and super glue.

The pheasant tail feathers you need are the same as used for tying a pheasant tail nymph.

To tie the knots in the pheasant for the legs, you will need a Rainey’s leg tool or the electrical clips sometimes used for hackle pliers (they come in red or black and have a retractable hook on the end). A pair of hemostats could also be used.

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