One of the most famous and versatile streamers tied for hunting big trout and salmon. The Dolly Llama is the go to fly in Alaska. With an unlimited number of color combinations you can size this fly up or down for the water you are fishing. The big heavy conehead in the front allows for this fly to get down to fish and the articulation mixed with the flowing rabbit gives it a ton of action and movement in the water. This pattern is sure to put a heavy bend in your rod especially when fished on the swing. Go darker colors for trout and lighter brighter colors for salmon.
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Dolly Llama Ingredients List / Recipe:
Hook – Firehole 413 & Firehole 811
Thread – Veevus 6/0 Black
Body – Hareline Rabbit Strips Black/White
Trailer – SA 20lb Dacron Backing (White)
Flash – Pearl Flashabou
Head – Hareline Tungsten Cone Head (Large)
Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Rising Stellar Scissors
Bobbin – Loon Ergo Bobbin
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish
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3 thoughts on “How To Tie The Dolly Llama: Fly Tying Video”
Can I get info on the material spring used on that vise? It would work well on my vise, but I’ve never seen one quite like it. Thanks!
Hi Lewis, the material spring you see being used in that video comes with that vise. The Montana Mongoose here: https://www.avidmax.com/griffin-montana-mongoose-cam-vise/
We unfortunately don’t sell it separately, but perhaps you could reach out to Griffin for some more details on it. I do know it works pretty well though. Thanks for watching and viewing our post.
I like your videos and tutorials they are the best – this Video shows as private – is there a way to see it or was it marked as private intentionally – thank you