Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  1
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Default My first attempt at wooly ******



    Please let me know where I am going wrong or right.

    In my opinion the tail is OK. The body is a dubbed crystal flash which I think could be a bit thicker and I thi k the hackle could be doing with a few more turns at the head.

  2. #2

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    Yeh, bit too skinny - but it'll probably catch fish anyway :-)

    Good palmering.

    I used to use fairly chunky chenille when I made them.

  3. #3

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    Yeah I have got chenile and cactus on order so will put off tying them till that arrives

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Posts
    167

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    Quote Originally Posted by tangled View Post
    Yeh, bit too skinny - but it'll probably catch fish anyway :-)

    Good palmering.

    I used to use fairly chunky chenille when I made them.
    What he said.

    Also, you'll probably do better with a shorter tail. You're just inviting short takes with a tail that long.
    Bob

  5. #5

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    What do you reckon for tail length? Length of the shank?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Fife
    Posts
    54

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    Should start by saying that I am certainly no expert on fly tying - just an opinion.
    Cant see why this wouldn't work - very similar profile to the dancer patterns that everyone (except me) seem to be catching on these days.
    Personally I would prefer a shorter hook shank version with a slightly shorter tail - but thats just personal preference - very nicely tied though imo.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Mid Lothian
    Posts
    1,873

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    First, thats a nicely tied fly

    Bigger bead, maybe 5mm..or chain link eyes ?
    shorter shank hook but it might look better once changes are made
    Just over half the length you have for the tail
    Body needs to be more bulky
    I prefer a softer cock (shut it) or hen hackle as they give more movement

    Yours is more of a black dancer or anorexic woolly bu*ger

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Well within my comfort zone
    Posts
    8,825

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    I'd certainly attach that to my leader & happily fish with it however, as others have already pointed out, the body does need to be a bit denser & tail a tad shorter (which can easily be done by tweaking beween finger & thumb, don't use a scissors to trim marabou... )
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

  9. #9

    Default Re: My first attempt at wooly ******

    OK il take on the critiques and post a other tomorrow. I received the black chenile during the week and bigger beads so hopefully see an improvement. Just a note these are for rivers in spate that's why I have chosen to go a bit longer. Its "only" a size 10 fulling Mill streamer hook

Similar Threads

  1. Wooly ******.
    By krikau27 in forum Fly Tying Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-10-2013, 04:24 AM
  2. Wooly buggers ????
    By herman in forum General Fly Fishing Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 17-07-2009, 06:37 AM
  3. Materials for the Wooly Bu**er
    By ArcticFoxFly in forum Fly Tying Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 13-03-2009, 04:34 PM
  4. Wooly Buggers?
    By deefer in forum Fly Tying Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-02-2009, 11:20 AM
  5. Wooly ******
    By braveheart in forum Fly Tying Patterns - Step By Step
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-04-2007, 08:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •