Tying Video – The Yellow Sally

The Yellow Sally is the third fly I tied and recorded in a series of Ray Bergman Wet flies for  a fly tying class at FlyMasters of Indianapolis.  It is a basic matched wing wet fly with a basic floss body and rib.  As I mentioned in previous posts and videos, each of the wet flies chosen for this class have basic components and techniques that are common to almost  all wet flies.  So the tag, tail, floss body, rib and hackle on the yellow sally is done in much the same way as many other wet flies. 

Wet flies have many different types of wings with numerous patterns being made of match duck quill.  I did not include any married wings in this class as I wanted to focus mostly on the very basics of wet flies.  At some point in the future I will be teaching another class on wet flies and will include how married and matched wings are created.  For now, note that married wings are tied in the exact same way as matched wings and that is what the Yellow Sally focuses on.

I have one more wet fly coming out in a week that will further reinforce some of the basic steps to tying wet flies.  If you haven’t yet, sign up for the weekly newsletter to stay up to date.  The sign up form is on the right of this page!

If you are interested (and would like to support Dressed Irons), I have some Yellow Sally flies for sale here on the site (while supplies last).

As always, if you have any questions about this fly (or any other) you can leave a comment on Dressed Irons or any of the videos I have produced and I will help in anyway I can. Enjoy!

Remember….. It’s Fly tying….. If you’re not having fun, You’re Doin’ It Wrong.

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