Friday, February 5, 2016
Skater Of The Month for February 2016 - The Summer's Hope
I got behind in posting up the skater for the month. I'm featuring my skater in the "Summer's Hope" color scheme this month. It contains the colors of Bill McMillan's Winter's Hope, hence the the name.
2xl streamer hook - Mustad R73, Tiemco 5262, etc.
tail: Moose body with purple holographic flashabou over.
thread, rear half, white 3/0 or white GSP 150 denier
butt: green/chartruese globrite floss
tinsel rib: small or medium oval tinsel, silver
body: purple globrite floss
foam shellback: pink 2mm foam cut in 3/16" x 1" x 7/16"
flash ball: minnow blue cactus chenielle (large for size 4 and 6)
flash, 8 strands purple flashabou cross wrapped
wing: Black cow elk, flared, cut flat on bottom
rear facing post: yellow 2mm foam, 3/8" x 3/4" with V cut on one side
front facing post: orange 2mm foam, 1/8" x 3/16" x 7/8"
A step by step for this fly was also featured in Swing the Fly: https://www.joomag.com/magazine/swing-the-fly-issue-31-summer-2015/0822729001433264450?short
Have fun tying this one as you think about summer during winter.