I am also going to try something new on my blog. I have been tying flies for about (35) years now. I have taught many fly tying classes and have appeared as a guest tyer at past FFF conclaves and Regional Expos.
Now, I am not trying to offend anyone or toot my own horn. I am simply attempting to imply that I have had many trials and tribulations at the vise and lots of experience with various tying materials. That being said, I will assure you that my concept in fly tying is different than a lot of folks. I don't tie Dry Flies for Trout, but, Foam Spiders and the like for Bluegill and an occasional Largemouth Bass. I do tie Nymphs and Streamers and Leeches for Warm Water species and also for Trout. I don't tie "cute" flies, although, my wife disagrees with me. What I do tie, primarily, are buggy, effective, easy to tie patterns that don't take much time or talent. They do catch fish! If I lose one that is no big deal. I just grab another and get after those fishies! I don't buy expensive hackle for Dry Flies, and really, not even for the popular Wooly Bugger type flies much anymore. The price of good hackle just scares me when I look at it now. I am a senior citizen living on a fixed budget, so maintaining my costs are critical. Anyway, all of this blabbering to let you know that I have decided to post some of my current work at the vise on my blog. You will note at the top of the left hand sidebar a picture of a current fly under the title of "FROM MY VISE".
This will be where I will select a certain pattern and have as good a picture as I could get of the pattern when completed. If you happen to see one that you like leave a comment for me over on my "From My Vise" page. You can go to the link for the page just under the blog header and see which patterns I have posted there. If anyone needs further information or is interested in tying instructions let me know and I will see what I can do for you. I am not a person who shoots video, but, I can send along a materials list and tying instructions if that would be handy for you.
Thanks for letting me share some fly tying with you all!