I'd like to introduce a new monthly topic here on the ReelCamo Girl site, a fly of the month! Each month I will present a beginner fly and go through step by step on how to tie it along with some tips on how to fish and variations on tying it. As the months progress I'll be adding a bit more advanced tying, but nothing you can't tackle!
Don't throw out your used shells, turn them into fashionable earrings you can make at home!
One of my 'go to' flies is the pheasant tail nymph. A very versatile fly that can be tied in different colors and with variations like a bead head or flash back. Simple to tie and with only 3 different ingredients for the basic fly, you can definitely use up those loose pheasant tails that aren't perfect for other crafts.
I purchased a grape vine wreath from Hobby Lobby for $5. It takes several sticks of hot glue and many feathers, depending on how detailed you want your wreath.
I love birds of all sorts. They are all so beautiful, and each feather is unique. While looking through a bag of pheasant feathers, you might initially think there are ten feather variations, only to realize there are twenty or more similar colors/patterns. Even then, each one is its own individual self, just like a snowflake. Here I have written a tutorial for creating these stunning feather ornaments.