The New Flee
Small, simple but very good for sea trout
An oldie pattern from GFF
By Martin Joergensen
The Flee has gone through a developement. The old version was a bit tedious to tie - especially when you compare to this one.
This one is just a dubbed body with a shell back and a rib which makes it very easy and fast to tie. It has also grown a bit to become a fatter bite - hopefully more tempting for a fish.
The color of the fly can be varied endlessly. See three examples.
||12-8, nymph/emerger type, scud type or curved streamer.
||To match color of fly
||Colored or natural rabbit body or hare's mask dubbing, brown, olive or tan
||Thin silver tinsel
||Scud-Back, precut in 3 mm (1/8") strips
- Tie in the shell material and the ribbing at a point fairly low on the hook bend
- Dub the body to a fat tapered shape with a mix of underfur and guard hairs
- Brush each side of the fly downwards with a stiff brush holding a finger on the opposite side to guide the hairs that are picked out
- Pull shell material tight over the body, tie down and cut surplus
- Rib the fly in 7-8 fairly close turns to illudate body segments
- Tie down ribbing under hook
- Finish the head and varnish the head.