Bob Frandsen Flies

Atlantic Salmon and other flies

Dee Wings.  One method  The fly is a Grey Eagle





First make sure that the area for the wing to sit is without bumps and more or less level with the roots of the hackle .








Wax a length of tying thread very thoroughly.










Select your slips of suitable wing material. In this case white mottled turkey with white tips and stroke into the finished shape that you require.








Make a loop in the thread with a simple  overhand knot taking the end through twice.









Measure your wing slip for length









and slip loop over at the desired point pulling the loop up as close as  without distorting the feather.  Shiny or underside must be facing up.









Holding the feather flat between thumb and forefinger  with the long end of the thread held firmly by your little finger pull the  short end with your other hand to tighten the loop








 The white thread is very hard to see in this pic.











Complete with another single overhand knot  to finish









Trim waste ends of thread  and repeat with the other wing







Tie far side wing in position on top of the shank









and bend the waste ends away from yourself out of the of the roots of the second wing










Tie in near side wing  against  the far side one









 A couple of turns and a half-hitch to hold in place.









 A drop of varnish on the wing roots  and finish off head










Top view










I`ve used Peacock fluff on this fly. I`ve found peacock to be the closest thing to the real thing in texture and it dyes up pretty much the same. Only difference being that it is greyish rather than brownish as the real McCoy 

Roofing Atlantics




First up select two slips of Mallard from near the butt end of the feather with plenty of grey roots leaving attached to the quill. Not many to a feather. 3 perhaps and 4 if you are lucky.   No grey no bend!! 







Tie each side in separately pointing skywards









making sure that they meet on their top sides 











like this  and stroke together. They will get a bit of a grip on each other which helps when forming their shape. They seem to help each other


















 Grasping them by the butt ends, stroke them back to the rear bending as you go









Moving your grip to the rear as you proceed 










A little bit of spit on the ends will help those last little cantankerous bits stay in place










Hopefully it will look like this









And this. If done properly it should stay put


Remember no grey . no bend 

RF Beadeye Mudeye in steps

Hope this is all self explanatory.

The pattern description is

Hook.. Mustad l/shank #8.  Body..