003.JPG 104.08KB 8 downloads my first fly , I went with a buddy to a fly shop and picked up a few tools and made my first Wooly Bugger
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First Fly Tied
Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:00 PM
It looks like your hackle was just a little short (in length of feather,) but otherwise, you did well. Once you strip off the fluff, you want enough feather to wrap 5 to 7 times down the shank, starting or ending with 2 turns at the eye. Usually 5 to 7 inches is enough to provide hackle for most hooks. Try to keep the head wraps back off the eye.
Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:24 PM
Your right most the hackle i got were about 4''-5'' long and i know i have to not wrap as much by eye of the hook ,lots to lean
Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:39 PM
It appears you followed directions perfectly. People always recommend you keep your first fly. In a few years, you can look back and see how much you've improved.
In this case ... I wouldn't recommend that. You're not going to get one that looks much better ... so go fish that one!
Oh, and welcome to the site!
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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:01 PM
Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:30 PM
Very well done for a first fly. You paid good attention to proportions, and that's one of the hardest things to get right.
Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:45 AM
Now it's time to put that in front of the REAL judges! I'm sure they'll take it.
Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:24 PM
I wish my first bugger had looked that good! Nice job -- go fish it.
"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman
Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:50 PM
Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:53 AM
That looks great! Guessing, but I would say that well over 90% of tyers started with the same pattern. I know I did.
Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:26 AM
Great job on your first fly. Welcome to the addiction!