Tying Flies on Hat Pins

PhotoGrid_1414808938833 2Guest Blogger: Eunan Hendron, Classic Fly Tyer

While surfing the J Stockard catalog I came across the listing for hat pins which sparked a memory. Many years ago, when I was a kid, a lot of folks had a desire for classic Atlantic salmon flies tied on hat pins or brooch pins to wear as accessories. As you can imagine, there is not a huge concentration of fishermen who tie classic flies, so I’d never seen one, but often heard them talked about.

I ordered half a dozen hatpins and decided that rather than tie Atlantic salmon flies on them, I’d tie some classic wet flies. Reason for this being that the proportions of the hooks combined with the complexity of the salmon flies can make for a lot of ‘failures’.

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