Published Sep 1. 2015 - 2 years ago

Squid Plus Three

Articles w/pattern

Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
  1. Start the thread at the hook bend.
  2. Cut off 4-6 ostrich her and tear them in two.
  3. Align the tips and add the torn butts a little short of the tips.
  4. Tie them in protruding half a shank length or so behind the hook.
  5. Trim off the herl butts.
  6. Dub the thread and form a slim body on the hook shank.
  7. Stick on the eyes to the absolute rear of the hook shank.
  8. Add a bit of LCR between and over the eyes and cure.
  9. Cut a bunch of rabbit.
  10. Trim to length. The tips should just cover the eyes.
  11. Tie in right behind the hook eye covering the butts forming a fairly large “head”.
  12. Cut thread and cover head and the base of the mantle with a bit of LCR.
  13. Pull the mantle into shape and cure the LCR.
  14. Trim the tips of the mantle to free the eyes. The fur should have a distinct edge.
Materials: 
Hook
Long shank, saltwater like Mustad 34011, size 2 - 1/0 or a thin 1½ inch tube
Thread
White 6/0
Arms
White ostrich herl
Body
White angora rabbit
Eyes
Large B/W stick on
Resin
Clear, hard LCR
Mantle
White angora rabbit

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