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How to Tie a Wally Wing Rusty Spinner

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

Videographer Tim Flagler: “The Wally Wing style of tying wings was developed by Canadian Wally Lutz and looks fabulous both spent and upright. Here, Bruce Corwin is going to tie a Rusty Spinner with Wally Wings and a peccary body. Bruce is a member of the Hudson Valley Flyfishers, the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, he’s a New York State licensed guide and a fixture at many of the tying shows. He was introduced to the Wally Wing by talented Dutch tier Henk Verhaar.”

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  • Nymphermaniac

    Very pretty fly, for sure. Do you have a technique for keeping this type spinner from spinning? It messes up my drift, if you get my drift.

    • Bruce Corwin

      Hi. As a general rule, I’m not a huge fan of lots of false casting. The old rule that if your fly is in the air as opposed to on the water, you’re not catching any fish. I tend to drop down to a slightly heavier tippet to control the spinning somewhat, and as mentioned, I just pick it up, and put it down, without much false casting. Also, spinners land sideways, crushed, flopped, etc. on the water. So I don’t worry too much about the way they land.
      Thanks for the kind words, Bruce

  • RMBuck

    Sweet tie as usual Bruce….I may have to give ‘er a go this year….15 more years and I can retire and fish every day….lol

    • Bruce Corwin

      Thanks, Murray. Let me know how you make out with it!