Christmas Jubilee 2019 Video

The Christmas Jubilee fly is my way of showing how very much I appreciate everyones support over the past year.  If you have been following any of my recent videos (in the last 6 to 8 weeks) then it will be no surprise as to where the idea and design for the 2019 version of the Christmas Jubilee came from.  Classic Carrie Stevens!  With so many things on my calendar it took me a while to work out the details for this one.  Lots of “Christmasy” elements to this fly from the White body and Red rib (candy cane anyone) and the Green, Red and Blue wing (very festive).  I also thought a little “fur” collar (Ostrich herl) on this would help keep things a little warmer.  And what it a Christmas fly without a bright Red Nose!!  This video is a bit different in that I am not talking during the video and explaining how the fly is tied.  The video simply shows the fly being tied, which makes the video MUCH shorter.  So, sit back, grab a beverage and enjoy the Christmas Jubilee 2019!

As I mentioned, this is to say thanks to everyone who has commented, shared their thoughts, shared their encouragement, followed, subscribed and all that stuff over the past year!  As I watch Dressed Irons grow and hear from everyone it greatly helps spur me on to provide more content and pass along things I have learned about tying flies.  In the end, that is mostly what I want to accomplish.  A place where people can go and find out quality information about tying flies.  Not that there are not other places like that already on the internet, on the contrary, there are and I love frequenting them.  It is just that after teaching tying classes over the past 13 years I have learned that everyone learns different and there just might be a nugget of information passed along in one of my videos in such a way as to make sense to someone where they didn’t see it in others.  Not a good or bad or right or wrong thing just a different explanation and perspective that helps someone have an “Ah-Ha” moment.  So, to everyone who has tagged along this past year… THANK YOU so much.  I enjoy sharing and learning from you all!

HookPartridge CS15 #4
ThreadDanville Flat Waxed Nylon, White and Danville 6/0, Red
TagDanville Flat Mylar Tinsel, Gold, Size 14
BodyDanville 4-Strand Rayon Floss, White
RibbingDanville 4-Strand Rayon Floss, Red (only 2 strands)
BellyBucktail, White
ThroatWhite Hackle Fibers
Underwing6 strands of Peacock herl
WingFour Green Hackles flanked by two Red Hackles about 2/3 the length of the wing
ShoulderChicken Breast feather dyed Blue
CheekJungle Cock
CollarOstrich Herl, White
HeadDanville 6/0 Thread, Red and clear Lacquer

As mentioned, the next few weeks will be more Salmon and Steelhead patterns.  I will then be tying a few Redfish patterns as I have a Redfish trip to Louisiana coming up.  If you haven’t read it yet I posted the classes I have scheduled for the Winter and Spring of 2020.  You can check that out here.  Plus, there are some exciting changes coming to Dressed Irons all focused on more content and fly tying info.  Check back soon.

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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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