There is a great warmwater pattern as the FAOL
Fly of the Week this week called
Sam's One Bug.
Warren does a great job with the instructions.
One word of caution ("don't ask me how I know!)
when it comes to using needles to pass legs
through materials--if possible start the first
leg through and leave the needle within the body
of the foam, then take a second needle with the
leg loaded and pass in the opposite direction
through the foam. When the needles have both
been passed then pull the legs through.
If you do them one at a time you run the risk
of cutting the first leg in two with the second
passing of only one needle.
A twelve pack of darning needles at the craft
store is only a couple of bucks for the greater
part of a lifetime of use. Legs are getting
expensive to buy! ~ dmdmd
Please check out the Fly Tying Section, on the Bulletin Board here at FAOL too.
If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them to