Today Mark and I spent the day tying streamer flies with Master Fly Tyer, Mike Martinek, Jr. Mike is internationally known for his exquisitely tied flies, especially streamers flies. He has written several books: Streamer Fly Patterns for Casting and Trolling - Originals and a Few Others Volume 1 (1993, Mordax Publishing) and Volume 2 (2000, A PP & MM Production) and has a video: Classic Maine Streamers with Mike Martinek Jr. - Hooked on Fly Tying Video Series (1999, Bennett-Watt Media).
This is the second class I have taken with Mike and today we tied Autumn Fury, Blue Aurora, Jungle Jim (no photo - just as well though - it was not pretty!), and Dave Garcia Smelt flies.
The first step of tying a fly is attaching thread to the hook.
Then you add successive layers of material to build your fly...