The Intermediate Fly Tying Class finished earlier this year. One of the last classes was taught by Jerry Loring and these are the flies that he presented.
Slow Sink Shrimp (well it really doesn’t sink too fast)
1. Tie in double (or single if you prefer) 15 pound mono for weed guard. Wrap down to bottom bend of the hook as show.
2. Wrap in plastic nymph eyes. Warp under to make eyes lift upward.
3. Tie in white fish hair as the feeders and mandibles.
4. Tie in gold tinsel (or wire) and white Estaz or white Ice Chenille.
5. Tie in crystal flash and a clump of deer hair. Build up upper body.
6. Tie in Swiss Straw for a top body carapace.
7. Wrap white Estaz. Take one turn in front Swiss Straw and another turn between black nymph eyes and Swiss straw, then wrap backward to ¼” of hook eye.
8. Fold back Swiss Straw and tie off ¼” from hook eye.
9. Begin wrapping gold tinsel (or wire).
10. Finish wrapping gold tinsel and tie off. Now insert weed guards into eye of hook. Wrap two or three turns to hold lightly in place. Trim the weed guard even with top of hook eyes. Now pull the weed guard clear of the eye of the hook and tie off.
Baby Stingray Crab
1. Tie mini or small lead eyes directly on top of and in middle of hook shank.
2. Turn hook upside down. Tie everything else on top of lead eyes. First tie in a clump of white marabou (white fish hair), and second, tie in three strands each of red and blue crystal flash.
3. Cut out a 1” long (or less than 1”) crab body out of furry foam. Buy some GOOP. It can be marine GOOP, HOUSEHOLD GOOP, and OR ANY TYPE GOOP.
4. Put a small dab on one side of the crab body and work it in slightly.
5. Glue on to hook as shown. The hook rides point up with the lead eyes on bottom. Pull the legs and flash forward to better stick in the glue.
1. Tie in brass bead chain eyes ¼” from hook eye.
2. Tie in a clump of orange fish hair. Wrap fish hair over entire hook shank.
3. Tie in clear lava lace or clear small tubing.
4. Tie in Mylar tinsel. Note the silver side is tied facing outward. Both materials should be tied back to the start of the orange fish hair. The tubing should be slightly farther back than the Mylar.
5. Wrap the gold/silver Mylar forward. Note the gold side faces outward when you start to wrap it forward to the eye. Tie off the Mylar at the bead eyes.
6. Now wrap the clear tubing forward and tie off at the bead chain eyes.
7. Tie in some gold crystal flash and a clump of squirrel tail. Brown deer hair will do in place of squirrel tail.
8. Tie in two barred hackle feathers and whip finish. Below is another photo.