using the guide, you can easily size up materials ahead
of time prior to tying them on the hook.
first rule of salmonfly tying is preparation...gathering your
materials, laying them out and sizing up the situation.
If you are like me, many times you will have one material
that is just a touch too short and you scramble to make it
fit. But in the long run, it will never fit and the
fly that you meticulously hovered over for many precious hours
has that major flaw. More importantly, you'll never be happy
with the finished product. If only you had pre-planned
and sized up your materials ahead of time.
to tape a real hook to a white piece of paper and draw around
it to get just the right proportions and to get a feel for
the fly prior to assembling the materials. This was
OK, but I always had to draw out a grid around the fly to
ensure I was abiding by the unwritten rule that every proportion
in a salmon fly must adhere to the 1-gape rule. Another
problem was when I laid out my materials next to the hook,
the physical hook got in the way. It would be much better
if the hook and grid were pre-drawn for me. Thus, the
creation of The Salmon Fly Proportion, Design and Layout Guide.
Use it to sketch out your
next fly creation or to size up materials for an 8/0 fly.
What ever the case, the hooks presented on the layout guide
rnage from 2/0 to 8/0 in classic salmon fly hook proportions.
Each hook is life-size and features a pre-drawn grid using
the hook gape as the basis. Each grid block approximately
equals 1/2 the hook gape in width and length.
the Layout Guide
The actual downloadable graphic is only 22K in size
and is slightly smaller than an 8.5" x 11" sheet
is designed to accomodate both English and European paper
See also Anatomy of A Salmon Fly