Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

The Pink Pig - Pattegrisen

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Originator: 
Claus Eriksen
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
A little difficult
Instruction: 
  1. Tie in a thin strip of tungsten foil on the underside of the shank. Let the thread come over several times to secure it. Add a little super glue
  2. Tie in a small bunch of teal, at the bend - if you like.
  3. Tie in the first pair of antennas. Tied so they are pointing away from each other.
  4. Tie in the mouth part hackle. Make a few turns and form a nice collar around the antennas.
  5. Tie in a pair of Ultrahair. They should be fairly long.
  6. Tie in a pair of Fly Eyes or home made ones . They should curve away from each other - slightly.
  7. Tie in the rib.
  8. Tie in the body/palmer hackle.
  9. Dub the body with SLF, so it gets tapered against the hook eye.
  10. Let the body hackle follow. Make sure to get the fibres pointing downwards and backwards
  11. Tie in 1-2 pieces of antron yarn at the hook eye.
  12. Take the antron yarn over the hook bend. Secure it just behind the syes with the ribbing.
  13. Rib the fly in more and more narrow turns against the hook eye.
  14. Whipfinish.
  15. Use your dubbing brush, to make the fibres and the dubbing come outon the underside.
  16. Varnish the head and give the back a small amount too.
Materials: 
Hook
Patridge CS54, size 4-6
Thread
Fl. Shell Pink, 8/0
1. Antennas
Hackle stems, white
Mouth part
Spey hackle, shrimp pink
2. Antennas
Ultrahair or Supreme Hair, Shrimp
Eyes
Fly Eyes, pink or melted nylon eyes
Weight
Tungsten foil
Rib
Nylon, 0.15 mm
Body
SLF, Shell Pink
Body hackle
Spey hackle, shrimp pink
Shell back
Antron yarn, shrimp pink
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