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Foam Wasp

Foam Wasp
Year of origin
Target species
Arctic char
Brook trout
Brown trout
Largemouth bass
Smallmouth bass
Steelhead (sea run)

HookCurved dry fly hook, ie. Buyan C870 #10
ThreadBlack GPS
BodyFoam wasp/bee body
LegsSpeckled sili-legs
WingsMottled raffia.
HackleSandy grizzle hackle
AntennasBlack goose biots

Tying instructions

  1. Cut a cylinder in to half parts. Cut it on the long side
  2. Make a small cut into the foam, so the body can be pressed over the hook shank.
  3. Cover the hook shank with thread.
  4. Apply some super glue.
  5. Press the foam body over the hook shank.
  6. Turn the thread forming a base for legs and wings.
  7. Tie in 2 pairs of rubber/sili-legs.
  8. Tie in 2 wings of raffia (make them in advance, folding the raffia double, so they will be equal).
  9. Tie in a sandy grizzle hackle.
  10. Turn the hackle.
  11. Secure the hackle and make the thread go under the foam towards the hook eye.
  12. Tie down the foam to form a nice little head/mouthpart.
  13. Tie in 2 goose biots as antennas.
  14. Ajust the legs.
  15. Whip finish

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