Dry Fly Bodies, Materials and Techniques

Dry Fly Bodies, Materials And Techniques

Fly Tying .basics

Dry Fly Bodies, Materials and Techniques is what this video is all about, and is a great tutorial on the basics of Dry Fly tying.


This Fly Tying Basics Tutorial is by www.troutandfeather.com with Tim Cammisa demonstrating.

Tim will discuss different types of material used for making Dry Fly Bodies, depending on your tying experience level and fishing waters.

Dubbing Materials are probably the hardest to use, especially for the beginning fly tyer, and it comes in many different colors, you can get natural fur dubbing or synthetic fibers.

When making Dry Fly Bodies, Tim recommends using the natural furs because they are not as shinny or flashy as the synthetic materials are. Also if you are interested in saving money then why not get a piece of white rabbit fur and dye it yourself.

Cotton Embroidery Thread is another great material to use for Dry Fly Bodies, and is especially good for beginning fly tyers. This embroidery thread comes in several different colors, and has like 6 separate threads to a strand, so you can make real thin Dry Fly Bodies by separating the strand.

One thing to remember when using embroidery thread for the Dry Fly Bodies; because it is cotton, it will soak up the water (just like the dubbing will), so you will want to use a floatant if you want this to sit tall in the water.

Another great natural material to use is the Turkey Biots, using these will give the appearance of a segmented body (which Mayflies have).

These Turkey Boits can be a little tricky to use when making the Dry Fly Bodies, because the wraps can separate, so Tim shows a technique that will help keep that from happening and it will also help make the segments in the body stand out more.

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