Published Jul 1. 2021 - 3 weeks ago

Terenzio Zandri style fly

Dear all: I have been captured and enchanted by the Ephemera Vulgata fly as tied by Terenzio Zandri (see https://www.moscofilia.com/ephemera-vulgata.html and https://youtu.be/R_p8tjC6N4s).

I have read and re-read the article and watched and re-watched the video (as per the links above), but keep falling short of understanding. I think I have the initial double loop, attaching the hackle, the wings and the thorax...however weaving the abdomen has become an insurmountable issue.

I can't seem to be able to figure how to weave the long antron fibers, nor the knots to hold them in place (are the knots over both lines over tension; over a single one, etc.?).

Anyone out there who has mastered this technique who is willing to share?

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