My old pedestal base of my Dyna King vise looked a little bit shabby after some years of tying. It also didn’t like the black color, because you couldn’t see black hooks on it very good. So I decided to give the pedestal base a new look. I used a very durable varnish, but I think it’s not so durable like the original coating (maybe the original was powder coated….). Future will show if I used the right varnish for this project. The result is better than I thought. The vise looks quite elegant with this white color. A total change of the appearance. Hopefully the new flies will be as elegant as the vise… ;-)
It’s the end of April and the trout and grayling season will start soon.
Here’s another very good emerger pattern, which imitates some different may fly species, depending on the colour and size. It’s tied on the new Daiichi 1167 Klinkhamer hook, designed by the famous dutch fly tyer Hans van Klinken.
The Daiichi 1167 got a stronger wire compared to the Tiemco 212Y for example, which makes sure, that the abdomen hangs deep in the surface. That’s really important and that’s the reason, why this pattern got no tail or a trailing shuck, to make sure, that the abdomen is hanging deep in the surface.
The quill body is covered with a thin coating UV Resin.
- Hook: Daiichi 1167 # 14
- Abdomen: Polish Quills &Tack Free UV Resin
- Thorax: Oliver Edwards Master Class Dubbing
- Wing case: CDC
- Wing: CDC
- Legs: Partridge
Put the hook into the vise, do a layer of thread and tie in a stripped peacock quill. Wind the quill around the hook shank and catch it with the tying thread.
Put a little drop of Tack Free UV Resin on the stripped peacock quill and spread it on the abdomen. Cure it with your UV torch.
Tie in two CDC feathers for the wing case. Then tie in the tip of another white CDC feather as a crippled wing.
Dub the body and tie in some partridge fibres to imitate the legs. Fold each CDC feather to the hook eye and catch it with the tying thread. The CDC wing should be exactly in the middle of the feathers.
Cut the CDC feathers for the wing case and do some turns with your whip finisher to create a little head. Varnish the head, if you like. That’s it, ready for fishing. ;-)