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The Pink Pig - Pattegrisen

The Pink Pig - Pattegrisen
TypeCold saltwater fly
Claus Eriksen
Year of origin
A little difficult
Target species
Sea trout (sea run)
Steelhead (sea run)

HookPatridge CS54, size 4-6
ThreadFl. Shell Pink, 8/0
1. AntennasHackle stems, white
Mouth partSpey hackle, shrimp pink
2. AntennasUltrahair or Supreme Hair, Shrimp
EyesFly Eyes, pink or melted nylon eyes
WeightTungsten foil
RibNylon, 0.15 mm
BodySLF, Shell Pink
Body hackleSpey hackle, shrimp pink
Shell backAntron yarn, shrimp pink

Tying instructions

  1. Tie in a thin strip of tungsten foil on the underside of the shank. Let the thread come over several times to secure it. Add a little super glue
  2. Tie in a small bunch of teal, at the bend - if you like.
  3. Tie in the first pair of antennas. Tied so they are pointing away from each other.
  4. Tie in the mouth part hackle. Make a few turns and form a nice collar around the antennas.
  5. Tie in a pair of Ultrahair. They should be fairly long.
  6. Tie in a pair of Fly Eyes or home made ones . They should curve away from each other - slightly.
  7. Tie in the rib.
  8. Tie in the body/palmer hackle.
  9. Dub the body with SLF, so it gets tapered against the hook eye.
  10. Let the body hackle follow. Make sure to get the fibres pointing downwards and backwards
  11. Tie in 1-2 pieces of antron yarn at the hook eye.
  12. Take the antron yarn over the hook bend. Secure it just behind the syes with the ribbing.
  13. Rib the fly in more and more narrow turns against the hook eye.
  14. Whipfinish.
  15. Use your dubbing brush, to make the fibres and the dubbing come outon the underside.
  16. Varnish the head and give the back a small amount too.

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