Thursday, July 1, 2010

Greg Senyo and Summer Fly Tying

Summer isn't traditionally a big season for fly tying in our industry....but nobody told this guy!!

Greg Senyo is like the energizer bunny. Despite he and his crew at SAO fishing and guiding hard this summer, they are still cranking out the flies, tutorials and materials. We are sure glad to have SAO as friends here at MRO!

The Big News is Greg's new- "Shaggy Dub"

Senyo's Shaggy Dub is a spandex micro hair material with similar properties to rubber. The major difference is Shaggy Dub is UV resistant and will not break down, crack, deteriorate, rot, and become unusable like straight rubber after being exposed to the elements and sun light.Shaggy Dub is also cut long so that it can be utilized by tyers for everything from small nymphs to extremely large streamers. The movement of this material brings your flies to life, and the faintest motion or water current creates an "Alive" motion to the fly pattern.Offered in 12 colors it can be effectively introduced/blended to your favorite dubbings/furs or used straight to build increased motion to your fly patterns. Here are few pictures of Steelhead fly patterns that use Shaggy Dubbing and currently are used for Great Lakes Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout

Some examples- more can be found on SAO's extensive fly tying blog.

The picture below is a carp caught on guide Mike Schultz's new "Shag Berry" tied with the new Shaggy Dub!

Click Here to check out Senyo's New Shaggy Dub

This Summer Greg also brings us 12 new colors of his wildly popular Laser Dub

Click Here to check out Senyo's Laser Dub

Mike Schmidt has a few patterns on the SAO blog where he uses the Laser dub and they are super cool!

Check out Mike at and be sure to tell him that we sent you.

See our Calendar for the dates when Mike will teaching fly tying at MRO! Fall 2010 and Winter 2011 already posted!

Thanks for reading and we hope that everyone has a great 4th of July weekend!!

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