Tying Video – The Emma

The Emma is the last wet fly in a short series of Bergman wet flies that I recently produced.  I chose this fly because the wing on this fly is not a matched or married wing but rather a simple wing made from two matched Jungle Cock shoulder feathers.  Often tiers that are new to wet flies see only the more elaborate flies with the beautiful matched and or married wings and get intimidated.  Wet flies can be very simple and easy to get started tying.  Even if you do not have a Jungle Cock cape or access to the feathers you can simply substitute grizzly hen or some other broad hackle that you do have.  The rest of the Emma is tied just like so many other wet flies and is not difficult to master.

I have another tying class coming up on the 9th of November.  This class will focus on Carrie Stevens streamers and I soon will have videos posted of three of the four streamers I will be tying.  If you haven’t yet, sign up for the weekly newsletter to stay up to date and find out more about this tying class.  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 Emma 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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