Don't Call Me Sally!

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by johnk, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    Also known as Tunkwa Lake Black, this pattern works well in the smaller sizes, 14's and 16's, if you call that small! I tie them right up to 10's but the smaller ones account for more fish. Adding a little chartreuse to a pattern can change success rates in low light and low visibility conditions.

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  2. jdbutula

    jdbutula Member

    Once again john a very nice tie! What's are you using? A UV resin or clear nail polish?
    Cheers jdbutula
  3. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    That fly is legit; good work!
  4. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    Both actually. CCG Hydros and then I thin out Sally with acetone for a top coat.
  5. jdbutula

    jdbutula Member

    Why the two different coats?
  6. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    Personal preference. I like the look better than using one or the other.
  7. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    The name cracked me up, but I knew the fly before it was even sally, back in the day it was just the black and red. I would love to tie this with just a little bit of orange fabric paint on the sides for buds a la gunslinger style . In fact I'll play around with one tonight.
  8. Dave Evans

    Dave Evans Active Member

    What hook are you using?
  9. Davy

    Davy Active Member

    sweeet !
  10. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    A couple years ago Brian Chan guest hosted SFOTF for an episode at Summit Lake in the Kootenays. On that episode the hot chronie was burgundy and grey and Brian was using the Guns n' Roses pattern and afterwards he suggested I tie some with UTC70 Hot Orange for a collar and of course he was right, they work great.

    The hook is a Hanak 300BL Gold.

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