Copper Ribbed RS-2 HOOK: Dai Riki 310 #16 THREAD: 8/0 gray TAIL: Coq de Leon tailing fibers RIB: Ultra wire, copper, small (xsm for smaller sizes than #16) ABDOMEN: Superfine, Adams Gray Wing post/bud: Craft foam, 2mm x 2mm (1.5 x 1.5 for #20 and smaller)
Last Vise Squad! session was a blast! 20 vises set up, and a pile of flies collected for Project Healing Waters Fly Drive! Thanks to all of you who have been dropping off donations at Elkhorn the past weeks. The plan is to keep collecting until our Vise Squad event on 2/23, at which session we will host representatives of the nearby chapters of Project Healing Waters and deliver our tokens of thanks for what they do for our veterans.
What to tie for the Fly Drive? Same stuff you catch fish on!
Vise Squad 2/9/16
This week I’m tying the Copper Ribbed RS-2. It’s hard to improve on the original, but over the past couple of seasons this variation has been a hot fly on the Thompson, especially in Blue Winged Olive season. In addition to the ribbing, it incorporates a foam wing post that floats this nymph in the film, and helps spot this otherwise invisible fly.
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