Huge Fly Guy
Ran out of shank to tie an extra bit of bucktail for a Buford type of head, so this will do.That's similar to a bulkhead, but not quite a bulkhead as they're not folded back so much as they are trimmed to shape from a more spun type shape.
Regardless, swim that thing!
Semperfli Nano thread absolutely changed my fly tying ability more than any other product I can think of. You can lay triple the amount of wraps compared to UTC 70. It’s very strong and you can bind materials very tight. It can cut materials like pheasant tail though if you’re too tight on the wraps. But for making small heads and minimizing bulk at the eye there is no better product. 12/0 50D is mostly what I use.It’s been a progression....all around. I wish I’d kept photos of my earlier flies......a Pinterest ‘nailed it’ kinda thing.
I started with 140 denier thread. I’m kinda slow so it took me a half dozen or more ties to realize it simply wasn’t gonna work.
Then I found there’s this crazy thing called the ‘internet’. If you’ve never heard of it....it’s full of tying videos and stuff After watching a couple Daves McPhail ties, I’m down to 8/0.
Never heard of nano silk before. It looks like some wicked strong thread. I might give it a go if I can’t get the number of wraps down. Thanks.
I think it would be a type of bulkhead tie. Leave the tips long then push them back over the stack of hair and build up a thread dam to maintain the angle you are looking for.