Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A few flies from the vise and the Micro Magic Tool

I've been tying a lot lately and I wanted to share a few images with you guys.  One item that I recently purchased is the Mirco Magic Tool by Marc Petijean.  If you tie small flies using CDC as well as small soft hackles, this is the tool you need.  I have only played around with it for a few days, but with that, I can say that it is well with it.  All the soft hackle images below are tied with this tool.    I have been using some Brahma Hen hackles as well as Coq De Leon Saddle Hackle for these soft hackles.  These feathers are too long for small soft hackles, but with the tool, it makes it easy to get the right size.  I'll have to do a video on how it works.  
For now, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.  

Fist of all, Hoppy Holidays!!!!
Soft Hackles 

Golden Stonefly cross between my iStone and Carl's D-Rib Stone.  

Magic Tool and Soft Hackle

Carl's D-Rib Golden Stone.   

Etha Wing Caddis
Parachute E-Z Caddis
CDC Caddis 
Missing Link Caddis
Iron Sally 
Flashback Hares Ear 

Poxy Back Biot Golden Stone
20 Incher 

BH Soft Hackle Hares Ear
Leggy Stone!!
Stimi Chew Toy
Chubby!!! # 12
Rogue Stone, Golden 
Copper John

BH Rubber Legs
Beatis Nymph
Partridge Soft Hackle


  1. Hi,Nice flies, do you a suppliers? we can tie and supply for you our price is good and

  2. Nice!
    Great deer hair on the X-Caddis! Which brand is this hair?

    1. Nature's Spirit compare deer hair or cow elk. It's the best hair out there and it's all I use.

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    3. Use Nature's Spirit also.
      Any difference between their 'Humpy hair' and 'Compara dun hair'?

    4. Yes. The humpy hair is longer and works great for stimulators and humpys, which require longer hair. The compara dun hair is great because the hair is short and hollow and is awesome for short wings and compara style wings that need to float. To many people use worthless deer hair that wants to sink and wonder why the fly doesn't float.

    5. How long (or short) is the Comparadun hair compared to the Humpy hair?
      Isn't Comparadun hair also a bit more delicate than the Humpy hair? Pulling hard on the hair will probably cut through (like on the stage where you tie the hump vs wings area).

    6. The CD hair is much shorter, depending on the patch you get. Some of it is really short and fine. The CD hair is finer therefore more delicate. The jumpy hair is usually tied in further down towards the stem of the hair where it is thicker and therefore stronger.