The Ramblings of a Fly Fisherman

Fly Tying Injuries

Well, I have my first tying injury! I was attempting to create my own version of the egg-sucking leech and managed to pierce my thumb while pulling back the hackle in order to tie in the orange dubbing that I selected for the head. That’s right, my hand slipped and I sank the barb into my thumb nearly to the bend of the hook. The only thing that stopped it was the vise itself. OUCH!

I hope you guys like this one! I spilled some blood during its creation.


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