really missed my vise. Tying in hand was slow and
meticulous and threw off my ability to quickly proportion
the materials to the hook. Also had a hard time situating
throat materials. Body was fairly easy when I alternated
holding the hook between hands. I used a bobbin, which
I think was a mistake (it kept getting in the way).
I half hitched after every step so as not to lose
any completed steps, and I've got to admit I used
a vice to apply the red band to the head. I didn't
think the half hitches would hold until I cemented
the head. I have a new found appreciation for my vise
and for the tiers who can tie with there fingers.
How did Lee Wulff tie match-head sized flies using
only his fingers??? All in all a great exercise.