Conover Flymph Tutorial by Bill Shuck (tie2fish) / Photos by Ray Tucker (letumgo)

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Conover Flymph Tutorial by Bill Shuck (tie2fish) / Photos by Ray Tucker (letumgo)

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:19 am

Recipe:
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Materials (Hackle / Dubbing / Prespun Bodies:
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Detailed Tying Sequence in Photos:

Step 1 - Hackle Preparation
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Step 2 - Tying in the hackle
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Step 3 - Selecting hen hackle fibers for the tail
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Step 4 - Tying in the tail
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Step 5 - Tying in the prespun bodies
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Step 6 - Tightening up the prespun bodies during tying process:
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Step 7 - Wrapping the body
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The master at work...
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Step 8 - Wrapping the hackle
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Step 9 - Tying off and forming a nicely tapered head
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Step 10 - Apply head cement and shape/train the hackle collar with half-hitch tool
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Finished Result - Bill Shuck's Conover Flymph
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Post by Stendalen » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:31 am

Bill and Ray! This is just brilliant...gives me so much inspiration!

Thanks for sharing :P
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Re: Conover Flymph Tutorial by Bill Shuck (tie2fish) / Photos by Ray Tucker (letumgo)

Post by hankaye » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:01 pm

tie2fish, Howdy;

Mr. Bill, so nice to watch you tye such a wonderful looking Flymph,
even if it is in stop-action.

Thank you Ray for sharing this with us all.

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Re: Conover Flymph Tutorial by Bill Shuck (tie2fish) / Photos by Ray Tucker (letumgo)

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:23 pm

The room was too loud to do a video, so Bill kindly explained the tying process, pausing at each critical step to let me take a picture.

Bill - Feel free to add a detailed description of key steps in the process.

Thank you for the demonstration and tutorial.
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Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:16 pm

Awesome tutorial and photos! Thank you both!!
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Post by swellcat » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:57 pm

An aside, but I've never seen sexier handwriting on this forum.

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Post by Old Hat » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:31 am

I've tied these. It is a great pattern. Thanks guys for putting this up.
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Re: Conover Flymph Tutorial by Bill Shuck (tie2fish) / Photos by Ray Tucker (letumgo)

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Bill & Ray,
What a great combination of tying skills by Bill and photography and tutorial set up by Ray! It is clear, easy to follow, and a sheer joy to watch and learn! Bill, you need to start working on your video series of all the wonderful patterns you have gifted to us and the entire tying world!

Ray, your photographic style is distinctive and good and so well synced to the task at hand! You really did a good job in capturing the essence of the incredible talent that Bill posesses!

What can we expect to see in the future? Can't wait to see!!

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Re: Conover Flymph Tutorial by Bill Shuck (tie2fish) / Photos by Ray Tucker (letumgo)

Post by Theroe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:02 pm

So:
This is the first "new" flymph, which is a take on one of my all time favorite flies, the Conover. Every spring I would order a dozen #14 and a dozen #16 Conover's from Winnie Dette......true to form they would arrive about a month later from the Cottage street address, each size tucked into a very small white carton. Mary took over the duties, and I kept ordering....now its Joes turn, and just about the right time of year to order. Note: this is a very killing pattern for those of you who haven't tried it.
For the fore-mentioned reasons, seeing Bill produce this pattern holds a very special place for me, and I cannot wait to fish the Conover Flymph this year..........

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