The Black & Orange is a handsome little wet fly that is a great fly for the beginner and experienced fly tiers. It has a floss body with a floss rib. The wing is made from dyed primary duck feathers and the tail and throat from black rooster hackle. All the materials are easy to obtain and or substitute other materials to create a similar fly. In the process of making the video I had thought to mention that you could add some epoxy or UV coating (a light coating) to the floss body and rib to help reinforce it and help it to last longer but I unfortunately forgot to mention it. Always keep in mind when you are tying flies to fish that you can add some extra materials (wire, head cement, epoxy, etc…) to help make the fly last longer. The only flies to possibly not consider this would be small dry flies. Then you have to take into account the added weight and if the added reinforcement will keep the fly from riding the way you want it to on the water. Otherwise, they are flies to be fished so make them fishable.
The Black & Orange was requested by a long time follower of Dressed Irons as well as the next fly, the Mallard & Claret, coming out next week. He had run across the fly in the book by John Veniard, Reservoir and Lake Flies: Fly Dressings and Fishing Techniques. I enjoy tying flies that people request (when I can) as it gives me a chance to try something new and I am making a video that I know people want to see. If you have a fly you would like to see tied in a video or even if it a particular tying technique, let me know by using the Contact Form and I will do what I can to get it done for you. There are certain flies I have not jumped into tying yet but most I can handle and have the materials for. – Enjoy.
|Uni-Thread 8/0, Black & White
|Hen Hackle, Black
|Danville 4-Strand Rayon Floss, Black
|Danville 4-Strand Rayon Floss, Orange
|Primary Duck, Black
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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!
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