Published Aug 8. 2016 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Aug 9. 2016

The Octopus

Articles w/pattern

Large and gaudy fly for night fishing for sea run trout in the river.

Originator: 
Allan Nørskov Johansen
Pattern type: 
Tube fly
Difficulty: 
A little difficult
Species: 
Materials: 
Thread
Black UTC 140
Tube
3mm clear plastic
Butt
Large Mirage tinsel
Rear half body
Silver/black Flashabou Minnow Body Mylar tube
Dubbing
Light copper dubbing
Hackles
Black hen hackle. Five needed in increasing sizes.
Rubber legs
Clear/orange Sili-legs.
Front half body
Two sections of black wool yarn and UV-copper Polar chenille
Underwings
Arctic fox or Chilean silk goat, peaty yellow, light orange (Ginger).
Flash
Smooth copper flash
Weight
Non-lead wire
Top wings
Black EP Fiber, tapered with scissors
Head
Tying thread, thicly varnished or covered with LCR
Hook guide
Clear silicone tube (bright orange as an alternative)
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