Published Jun 10. 1997 - 19 years ago

Coney flies

The flies on this page are all well known patterns which have all been juiced up a bit - many with some modern materials, but all with cone heads. By Bas Verschoor

Coney Red Tag

One version is tied with a bead head to add weight, while the another one uses a golden dubbing brush to add the same shining appearance to the fly - but without the weight. This variation can be used on all the Coney flies; replacing the cone head by a suitably colored dubbing brush.
Coney Red Tags
Top: Coney Red Tag
Bottom: Coney Red Tag without a cone

See also: Red Tag Palmer

Materials:

HookTiemco 9300 #8
WeightLead wire (optional)
ThreadBlack 10/0 or 12/0
TailRed wool
RibCopper wire 0.22
BodyDubbing brush, Sparkle Peacock Green
HackleBrown hen
ThoraxDubbing brush, Sparkle Black
HeadBestco Fly Head 5/32", gold

Coney Red Tag - Tying instructions.

  1. Shove gold Fly Head over hook up to the eye.
  2. Cover hookshank with tying thread until point just above the barb.
  3. Tie in piece of red wool of appropriate length.
  4. Tie in Dubbing Brush and (together with tying thread) wrap forward until 2/3rds of the hook shank is covered. Tying thread will now be in the exact position to tie off.
  5. Tie in soft, brown hen hackle by the tip, and stroke fibers to point towards the point of the hook.
  6. Make 3 to 4 wraps with hackle, stroking fibers backwards with each wrap. Tie off.
  7. Tie in Dubbing Brush, make 3 to 4 wraps to build thorax and tie off.


Top: Coney Caddis with no cone
Bottom: Coney Caddis Pupa

Coney Caddis Pupae

HookTiemco 2312 #10
WeightLead wire (optional)
ThreadBlack 10/0 or 12/0
RibCopper wire 0.22
BodyDubbing brush, Insect Green
HackleCDC blue dun
ThoraxDubbing brush, Peacock Bronze
HeadBestco Fly Head 5/32", black or Sparkle Bronze Dubbing Brush

Coney Caddis Pupae - Tying instructions.

  1. Shove black Fly Head over hook up to the eye.
  2. Cover hook shank with tying thread until point just past the barb.
  3. Tie in copper wire for ribbing.
  4. Tie in Dubbing Brush.
  5. Cover hook shank with lead wire. (Optional).
  6. Wrap Dubbing Brush forward, (together with tying thread), until 2/3rds of the the hook shank is covered. Tying thread will now be in the exact position to tie off.
  7. Rib body with copper wire and tie off.
  8. Tie in CDC hackle by the tip, and stroke fibers towards the point of the hook.
  9. Make 3 to 4 wraps with hackle, stroking fibers backwards with each wrap. Tie off.
  10. Tie in Dubbing Brush, make 3 to 4 wraps and tie off.


Coney Foxy with cone head


Coney Peetee with cone head


Coney Hare's Ear

Coney Foxy

HookTiemco 3761 #10
WeightLead wire (optional)
ThreadBlack 10/0 or 12/0
RibCopper wire 0.22
TailPheasant tail fibers
BodyDubbing brush, Light Pink
ThoraxDubbing brush, Sparkle Black
HeadBestco Fly Head 1/8", black

Coney Peetee

Materials:

HookTiemco 3761 #10
WeightLead wire (optional)
ThreadBlack 10/0 or 12/0
RibCopper wire 0.22
TailPheasant tail fibers
BodyPheasant tail fibers
Wing caseCDC Oiler puff, white
ThoraxDubbing brush, Sparkle Brown
HeadBestco Fly Head 1/8", black or black or brown Dubbing Brush

Coney Hare's Ear

HookTiemco 3761 #8
WeightLead wire (optional)
ThreadBlack 10/0 or 12/0
TailBrown hen hackle fibers
RibCopper wire 0.22
BosyDubbing Brush, Tan
HackleBrown hen
ThoraxDubbing brush, Sparkle Brown
HeadBestco Fly Head 1/8", gold orSparkle Gold Dubbing Brush or Gold Crystal Bead

Tying instructions for Coney Foxy, Cone Peetee and Coney Hare's Ear
Being practically identical, only one set of instructions are given.

  1. Shove Fly Head over hook up to the eye.
  2. Cover hook shank with tying thread to a point just above the barb.
  3. Tie in pheasant tail or hen fibers for tail.
  4. Tie in Copper wire for ribbing.
  5. Tie in Dubbing Brush.
  6. Cover hook shank with lead wire (optional).
  7. Wrap Dubbing Brush forward, (together with tying thread), and cover 2/3rds of the hook shank. Tie off.
  8. Rib body with copper wire and tie off.
  9. Tie in soft, brown hen hackle, (for Coney Hare's Ear), and stroke the fibers to point towards the point of the hook. (For Cone Peetee, tie in CDC Oiler Puff feather, and leave it on top).
  10. Make 3 to 4 wraps with hackle, stroking fibers backwards with each wrap. Tie off.
  11. Tie in Dubbing Brush, make 3 to 4 wraps to build thorax and tie off.

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