The Fish & The Fly 3 ( Terrestrials ) is a very inspiring movie. You have a great fly fishing and a fly tying section. One of the presented flies is the Hawthorn Fly. It’s looking good and it’s pretty easy to tie, a deadly pattern. He is using for the throax seal fur. You can use also a mix between seal fur and black cdc or just black cdc. I used in this case Partridge Grey Shadow hooks size 16.
1.Attach the hook firmly in the vice and run on apply your thread base keeping a free space like in the picture to the ear of the hook.
2.Cut a strip of foam to fit the hook size ( 3 mm/size 14 ) ans secure it like in the picture with a couple of firm turns on the top of the hook shank.
3.Split the tread and make a cdc/ seal fur dubbing brush. Then build the thorax keeping a small space to the eye of the hook for the head of the fly.
4.Cut a 4 mm wide piece of fine plastic bag for the wing and use a needle to bring it through the foam from backward to forward and back. The insertion points of the wings are in the middle third of the foam wide.
5. Bend the foam over the cdc/seal fur thorax and tie it down.
6. Fold the foam back and form a head, than tie it down. Cut the rest of polycelon as short as possible and apply a drop of head cement on the thread. Also trim the tail and the wings of the fly.
Enjoy and tie some nice flies !