While the tying of salmon flies will continue by some, trout flies will be introduced to the fly tying class being run by Inverness Angling Club on Thursday, March 15, in Hilton Community Centre. Tutor David Mateer will demonstrate the tying of two flies - the Pheasant Tail Nymph and the Half Hog. Dressings for each are:
Pheasant Tail Nymph
Hook - Kamasan B120 Size 10-14. Thread - Brown Uni Thread 8/0. Tail - Pheasant tail fibres. Body - Pheasant tail fibres. Rib - Fine gold wire. Thorax - Hare’s ear dubbing. Thorax Cover - Pheasant tail fibres.
Hook - Kamasan B175 Size 10-14. Thread - Olive. Body - Olive dubbing. Rib - Fine gold wire. Wing - Deer hair. Thorax.
The salmon fly pattern will be one of three chosen by tyers for the remaining classes - the Muddler Minnow, a fly often used as a surface attractor to pull fish on to a tail fly. The dressing is:
Tail - Pair of mottled turkey wing sections. Body - Flat gold tinsel. Underwing - Grey squirrel hair. Overwing - Strips of mottled turkey. Collar and head - Fine deer hair spun and clipped to form collar and head.
Dressings for the final two flies - the Pot Belly Pig and the Monkey - will be given later.
The Pheasant Tail Nymph
The Half Hog
The Muddler Minnow