video - Birds Nest

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

  1. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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


    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:

    Hans W
  2. wichaka Active Member

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    White Salmon, Washington
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    In tan and olive, they are still on my "essential" fly list.