Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


BT's Fly Tying Friday

  • 22 Oct 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom / FaceBook Streaming

These events are sponsored by BVFF members Al & Gretchen Beatty:

From:  Al & Gretchen Beatty

The LaFontaine Touch of Magic

We will tie two flies from our book, LaFontaine’s Legacy. Gretchen will present the first, named the Ostrich Herl Twist Nymph. You’ll find it in the book starting on page 122. Al will demonstrate the second fly starting on page 110 called the Lady Heather Double Wing. On page 111, we featured a section written by Gary in which he explains where and when to offer each of the 12 different colors of the Double Wing pattern to the fish. It is a most insightful read.

Both patterns we’ll tie on Friday evening will feature a LaFontaine offering he called Double Magic in which he incorporated the magic of regular tying materials with Antron accented highlights. That technique was covered in detail in a chapter called A Theory of Attraction starting on page 195 of the book by Gary Lafontaine named The Dry Fly, New Angles. It’s now out of print but often available on the used book market on Amazon and other Internet sources.


Ostrich Herl Twist Nymph

  • Hook: Size 10 – 20, 1x long nymph
  • Thread: Gray or color to match the body
  • Tail: Two ostrich herl tips
  • Abdomen: Gray ostrich herl and BT’s Antron Double Magic Dubbing
  • Dubbing colors: Orange or match the LaFontaine Theory of Attraction
  • Wing case: Optional, gray Antron yarn strand
  • Thorax: Gary ostrich herl
  • Head: Thread

Lady Heather Double Wing

  • Hook: Size 8 – 18, 1 or 2x long dry fly
  • Thread: Gray
  • Tail: Light gray Antron, combed
  • Tip: Gray floss
  • Rear wing: Natural deer, optional felt-tip marker
  • Body hackle: Grizzly, clipped top and bottom
  • Body: Tan (#2 or #3) BT’s Double Magic dubbing
  • Front wing: White calf hair, tail or body
  • Hackle: Grizzly & dun, mixed
  • Head: Thread

The Weekly Tip:

Since sharing truck mud flap material for melting monofilament eyes last week, we found another great source for smaller mono eyes in our garage. We’ll discuss it at length this Friday.

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Topic: BT's Fly Tying Friday (22Oct21) Touch of Magic

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