video - Birds Nest

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by Hans Weilenmann, May 22, 2013.

  1. The Birds Nest is as effective today as when first fished in the Truckee River by the pattern's originator, Cal Bird, in 1959.

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    Birds Nest
    Hook: Grip 13021BL #12 (or equivalent 2XL medium wire hook)
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, tobacco
    Rib: Copper wire, bright
    Tail: Lemon woodduck barbs
    Abdomen: Australian possum
    Hackle: Lemon woodduck barbs
    Thorax: Australian possum - in split thread

    Video here - please view in HD, if able:



    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  2. In tan and olive, they are still on my "essential" fly list.
     

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