This blog will take off where the book "Unsinkable Dry Flies" left off, listing new and different ways to tie flies by attaching a air bubble to the hook. The flies displayed may be imitations of flies found in other reference materials or something completely unique. If you have a new idea email us, we will endeavor to post it on the Blog with your credit.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Wing Material

On page 14 in the book -- we talk about material to make wings -- recently, I came across another product that can be used to make outstanding wing material, it is called "Heatnbond." The product is used like fusible webbing, except it seals like Press and Seal, but is even more durable and will not absorb water. Like fusible webbing it is available at most fabric stores.

New Wing

Recently, I came up with a different wing using heat shrink - It is a variation of the the "Bent U" found in the book on page 12 except it adds a third leg. A small drop of super glue is used to hold the pattern in place. I use a drying accelerator for super glue called Zip Kicker to set the shape quickly.

This picture shows this configuration "Dusted" (see book page 10) with grounded up foam. In this case rubber cement is used in place of super glue or spray adhesive to hold the dust in place.

This final picture is of a finished fly using the wing and also a "Bubble" body (see book page 12) making this one buoyant fly.