Published Oct 9. 1998

The Flee

This fly was made as an imitation of a very numerous and common group of small crustaceans/isopods, that are present on the menu of sea trout. The animals are very small - a few millimeters - but still the trout will eat them in great numbers. This is especially in the late summer and autumn.

The New Flee

Small, simple but very good for sea trout

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.

The flies below are alle tied with hare's mask - natural or dyed.





Hook12-8, nymph/emerger type, scud type or curved streamer.
ThreadTo match color of fly
BodyColored or natural rabbit body or hare's mask dubbing, brown, olive or tan
RibThin silver tinsel
BackScud-Back, precut in 3 mm (1/8") strips
HeadTying thread

Four Flees

  • 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.

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