Friday, 27 January 2012

Reel Wings Yellow Drake

Reel Wings Yellow Drakes
RW Yellow Drake
RW Yellow Drake ( with Tensel Flash )
Joseph Ludkin of Reel Wings UK designed these wonderful synthetic wings material which is so close to real insect's wings.... they are very thin, light and soft... yet very tough.

For more info about the Reel Wings, or to purchase the wings, you may visit :


Wings - Reel Wings ( Up-wing size M )
Hook - TMC 100 dry fly size 14
Tails - Brush fibers
Abdomen - Yellow Turkey Wing fibers, tensel flash
Legs - Yellow Turkey Wing fibers
Thread - Black 8/0
Thorax - Wapsi Life cycle nymph dubbing - Dark Brown

Step by step tying instructions:

Prepare your size 14 dry fly hook

Tie in the Tensel flash and a pair of brush fiber as tail

Tie in 6 pcs of Yellow Turkey Wing's fiber... keep 2 fiber longer as front legs

 Tie in the Reel Wings' up-wing size M

Spin the Turkey Wing's fiber, trim and tie down

Spin the Tensel fiber in opposite direction, trim and tie down

Carefully split the legs and make sure the longer pair as the front legs

Apply dubbing to separate the leg and also as thorax

Whip finish and trim the thread

The RW Yellow Drake is complete

View from below

Picture of a Yellow Drake or Hexagenia

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