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EZ quintet


Published Jun 6th 1997

A quintet of classics made easy

By Bas Verschoor


BluePeterMedicineBloodyMarch
Blue Charm - Peter Ross - Medicine - Bloody Butcher - March Brown Silver


EZ flies - that's what they are in the genuine all-American-marketing-way. Five classics with their patterns modified to be fairly easy and fast to tie - not least because of the simple body construction using the braided tubing EZ-Body from J.A.Enterprises in stead of the typical ribbed tinsel body. This material can also be substituted with the more commonly accsessible braided mylar tubing.

The EZ Blue Charm

 

EZ Blue Charm

EZ Blue Charm
Materials:

Hook TIEMCO 7989 size 6 or 8
Thread Black 10/0 or 12/0
Tail Blue Hackle fibers
Body EZ Body Pearl or Silver, size mini
Throat hackle Blue hackle fibers or blue Guinea Fowl
Wing Black squirrel tail
Head Black

Tying instructions:
  1. Place hook into the vice and cover the shank with tying thread until point just above the barb.
  2. Tie in blue hackle fibers for the tail, wrap thread forward to hookeye and tie off.
  3. Cut off a piece of EZ-Body, matching the shank of the hook, shove it over the shank, and tie in at the base of the tail. Make a few wraps and tie off with a whip finish knot.
  4. Tie off EZ-Body behind the hookeye, leaving enough space to tie in the wing and the throathackle.
  5. Tie in a small bunch of black Squirrel, (a tiny glob of Super Gel may do no harm).
  6. Tie in blue hackle fibers for the throathackle.
  7. Tie off with a whip finish knot.

 
EZ Peter Ross
EZ Peter Ross
A pattern typically used for sea trout and brownies in many European waters.

Materials:

Hook Tiemco 7989 size 6 or 8
Thread Black 10/0 or 12/0
Tail GP tippets
Body EZ-Body Pearl or Silver size mini for rear part and red Dubbing Brush for front
Hackle Teal feather
Head Black

Tying instructions:

  1. Place hook into the vice and cover the shank with tying thread until point just above the barb.
  2. Tie in GP tippets for the tail, wrap thread forward to hookeye and tie off.
  3. Cut off a piece of EZ-Body, matching the shank of the hook, shove it over the shank, and tie in at the base of the tail. Make a few wraps and tie off with a whip finish knot.
  4. Tie off EZ-Body behind the hookeye, leaving enough space to tie the rest of the materials.
  5. Tie in a red Dubbing Brush and make 2-3 wraps forward.
  6. Tie in folded teal feathers for the front hackle. Make 2-3 wraps forward
  7. Tie off with a whip finish knot.

EZ Medicine
This deadly blue-and-silver pattern was developed by the late Hugh Falkus.

Above: EZ Medicine

Below: EZ Bloody Butcher

Materials:

Hook Tiemco 905 BL size 6
Thread Red 10/0 or 12/0
Body EZ-Body silver, size mini
Hackle Blue Hackle fibers
Wing Black squirrel
Head Red
Tying instructions:

  1. Place hook into the vice and cover the shank with tying thread until point just above the barb.
  2. Cut off a piece of EZ-Body, matching the shank of the hook, shove it over the shank, and tie in at the back. Make a few threadwraps and tie off with a whip finish knot.
  3. Tie off EZ-Body behind the hookeye, leaving enough space to tie in the wing and the hackle.
  4. Tie in Squirrel wing and apply a little bit of Supergel.
  5. Tie in the folded blue hackle and make 3 to 4 wraps.
  6. Tie off with a whip finish knot.

EZ Bloody Butcher

Materials:

Hook Tiemco 7989 size 6 or 8
Thread Black 10/0 or 12/0
Tail Red Hackle fibers
Body EZ-Body Pearl or Silver, size mini
Throat hackle Red Hackle fibers
Wing Black squirrel tail
Head Black

Tying instructions:

  1. Place hook into the vice and cover the shank with tying thread until point just above the barb.
  2. Tie in red hackle fibers for the tail, wrap thread forward to hookeye and tie off.
  3. Cut off a piece of EZ-Body, matching the shank of the hook, shove it over the shank, and tie in at the base of the tail. Make a few wraps and tie off with a whip finish knot.
  4. Tie off EZ-Body behind the hookeye, leaving enough space to tie in the wing and the throathackle.
  5. Tie in a small bunch of black Squirrel, (a little dab of Super Gel will do).
  6. Tie in red hackle fibers for the throathackle.
  7. Tie off with a whip finish knot.

EZ March Brown Silver

Materials:
Hook Tiemco 905 BL size 6 March Brown
EZ March Brown Silver
Thread Black 10/0 or 12/0
Tail Partridge Hackle fibers
Body EZ-Body Silver, size mini
Hackle Partridge Hackle fibers
Wing Mottled Turkey
Head Black

Tying instructions:
  1. Place hook into the vice and cover the shank with tying thread until point just above the barb.
  2. Tie in Partridge hackle fibers for the tail, wrap thread forward to, hookeye and tie off.
  3. Cut off a piece of EZ-Body, matching the shank of the hook, shove it over the shank, and tie in at the base of the tail. Make a few wraps and tie off with a whip finish knot.
  4. Tie off EZ-Body behind the hookeye, leaving enough space to tie in the wing and the hackle.
  5. Tie in the folded Partridge hackle and make 2-3 wraps forward.
  6. Place Turkey wing on top of the hookshank and tie in.
  7. Tie off with a whip finish knot.


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