Monday, February 18, 2013

My first Fly-Tying Video: The Shrymph

The Shrymph is a fly that I came up with one tying session while working on creating productive panfish flies. I generally tie with two goals in mind, one is to obviously make a productive fly, and the other is to keep it simple to tie. This fly fits both of those criteria. It essentially has only 3 steps, and including the hook and thread only uses 5 materials. So far I have landed hundreds of bluegill along with a healthy variety of other sunfish from stumpknocker to largemouth bass. Without further ado, here is my first fly-tying tutorial video:

BentRods Step-by-Step: The Shrymph from Patrick O'Connor on Vimeo.

I generally tie this on a size 12 hook with a 1/8" bead head. The chenille and rubber legs are both of the thinnest size available. I can pretty easily tie a dozen of these in less than a half hour and be stocked for a good bit of time. Have fun tying it and please share a photo of what you catch with it!