For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The latest issue of Fly Tyer magazine has some wonderful streamer info. There are several pages of artistic streamers, the pattern recipes, and several links to some great sites.
On the front cover is a streamer celebrating the 100th anniversary of L.L. Bean. It's drop dead gorgeous.
Jungle Cock is a very pricey feather. But there are times when you can buy a cape that has mixed feathers that is some with split nails and some prime ones. This can be seen in the cape pictured. The split nails can be repaired very easily with nail polish, and this can make this fragile feather stronger.
Here is a JC nail that has a split in it. By simply putting a light coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails on the back side it can be repaired.
The repaired nail. There are times when these split capes can be had for as little as 30.00. Compare this to a prime cape that sells for 100.00.
A streamer, a Dace Pattern, tied with a repaired JC nail.