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|Type||Cold saltwater fly|
|Originator||Page Rogers, Rhode Island USA|
|Tied by||Chris Edghill|
|Target species||Sea trout (sea run)|
Steelhead (sea run)
|Hook||Mustad 34007 or equivelant no.4/0 to 8|
|Thread||White mono waxed thread|
|body||Pearl or silver mylar tubing|
|Eyes||Prismatic stick on or equivalent|
|Wing||Fishhair, Angel Hair, Lite Brite or any synthetic fibers to match length required|
|Adhesives||Super glue and Epoxy|
- Tie mono thread onto hook shank, and leave a long tag end or rib coming off rear end of fly
- Tie in sparse amount of tail material. Tail should be no longer than the hook shank. Keep the thread back, behind the point of the hook.
- Cut a piece of Mylar tubing 2.5 times the length of hook shank.
- Slide tubing over the hook shank. Tie down and tie off thread.
- Work the hook eye through the tubing, and tie the mono thread back on, right behind the hook eye.
- Cut 10 strands of Krystal Flashes to suit bait fish colour.
- Folding it over your tying thread, tie the flash in at the head, right at the hook eye.
- Whip finish the thread and tie off.
- Pull the wing materials back tightly and smoothly and tie them down with several wraps from the tag end.
- Flip the fly over in the vise.
- Pull the remaining Mylar tubing under the hook shank, so that it forms a nice little swag belly.
- Secure the tubing with a few wraps from the tag end and whip finish the tag end.
- With scissors, trim all extraneous tubing, as close to whip finish point as possible.
- Place prismatic stick on eyes close to hook eye.
- Paint on gill.
- Cover entire fly body with the epoxy. Bring epoxy a little past end of fly body to prevent tail materials from fouling. Watch out for the formation of a bubble right around the fly's eye.
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