Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kevin Compton ties the "Tungsten Torpedo"

At the International Fly Tiers Symposium several tiers where gracious to allow me to film them tying some of their patterns.

The second fly in the series is by Kevin Compton. Kevin is a fly designer for Solitude Fly Company a commercial tier, author, speaker, and tying instructor. He splits his time between Ohio, chasing Steelhead in the Great Lakes , and the other half in Rocky Mountains of Colorado for Trout. He's also on the international pro team for Partridge Hooks. Kevin's company, Performance Flies, distributes specialty tying materials and hooks, including the DOHIKU European barbless hooks, throughout North America.

His flies have been featured in the Fly Fishing and Tying Journal and you can read his article Going Barbless which appeared in the August 2008 issue of Hatches Magazine. Recently Kevin finished second in the first "Iron Fly" completion at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (Charlie Craven won “Iron Fly”).

"Tungsten Torpedo"

Size – 10 - 18 DOHIKU Standard Nymph Hook (302)
Thread – Benecchi 12/0 Olive
Head – Tungsten Bead 3.8 mm
Thorax – Jan Siman’s Peacock Bronze
Wing Case –Sybai Pearl Braidback Peacock 4.5mm
Body – Benecchi 12/0 Olive
Tail – Coq de Leon Fibers
Rib – Sulky Sliver Metallic Thread Black followed by Fine Copper Wire

1 comment:

  1. Great looking fly, sure to torpedo strait to the deep and hit the trout where they live.