Since is is getting very close to that time around here, I figured some might appreciate me posting the video for Ben's Green Drake. I have tied this fly before and made it come out very close to the patterns from MFC, but I knew that I was missing something as the tail material was really loose and there had to be a better way to secure them and keep them from coming off once I tied the body to the hook. I asked Ben if he could tie this pattern when he was down for Ghillies Fly Shop's anniversary party a few weeks ago and he said he would. I am so appreciative that he did since he had planned to tie streamers. Watching him tie his own patterns was great. I learned a lot of new tricks and learned how he secures the tailing material on the extended body. While watching the video, note that he does not cut the long tag end from the needle. He leaves it long and uses it to snug up everything once he pulls the body off the needle. Try it a few times and see what a genius he was by doing this. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. I might be able to answer a few. :)
Ben Furmisky's Extended Body Foam Green Drake from Juan Ramirez on Vimeo.
Ben ties up his awesome pattern for Green Drakes. This can also be tied for Gray and Brown Drakes.
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