Warren’s DFT Demo Tie

Warren’s DFT Demo Tie

Fly Tying
[caption id="attachment_568" align="alignleft" width="200"] Warren Prior's DFT Demo[/caption] On Monday 1 October I had the pleasure of being the guest tyer at the Durban Fly Tyer's monthly meeting. Although I was originally asked to demonstrate a salt water fly I opted for something a little more intricate and exciting to tie. Since past flies had been aimed mainly at salt water fish, trout and tigers I initially decided to tie a yellowfish fly. My first idea was therefore to tie the famous orange hotspot. Sadly however, with all the recent rains in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the rivers are a little high and muddy and yellowfishing has therefore taken a back seat. I therefore made a small change and decided to tie the Pheasant Tail Nymph, or PTN as it is commonly…
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Near Death And Fly Tying

Near Death And Fly Tying

Fly Tying
[caption id="attachment_142" align="alignright" width="300"] Self Tied Wooly Bugger[/caption] As some of you may have noticed, its been a slow period of fishing for me. In fact, since my trip to the Mooi river over 2 weeks ago, I haven't had a fly in the water at all. Sadly the reason for this wasn't a pleasant one...I landed myself, thanks to Sharon, a bad strain of the flu, and as a result was man down for just over a week. But I suppose the glass is never half empty, and everything happens for a reason...So while I was unable to get out of the house and into the water, I decided it was time to get out the old (and rusted) fly tying vice, and get to work. Step 1: Acquire…
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