Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Featured Fly - Foam Headed Musky Thing

So, I will start by saying "I'm Sorry", this post is going to be really long. As I was saving photos I realized the last number was 27, 27 photos to tie this thing. Anyway, now I'll tell you about it, this is not my pattern for say, but I did design the heads to go on them. This fly is basically a Brad Bohen fly, revers tied deer hair, some flash and feather. Basically, I want to make as much noise under water as possible, I designed this guy to move all over the place, and the foam wants to head to the surface, I fish it with a deep sinking line, giving it awesome action in the water. SO here we go...

Hook: Partridge Predator Hook - 6/0 &8/0
Feathers:  Any Saddle Hackle you can Find
Flash: Holo Fly Fiber -  Black 
Bucktail: White for the rear 
Bucktail: Purple and Black for Head 

Step 1: Tie in a small clump of deer hair straight back. Then tie in some flash making the guide to how long you want the fly.

Step 2: Tie in 2 feathers as the tail. One on Each side.

Step 3: This step is the bulk of the fly. Reverse tie a clump of deer hair. Spinning it around the hook shank.

Step 4: Bring your thread forward, warp back over the deer hair, making it fold backwards. keep wrapping until the hair is folded back to where you want it.

Step 5: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 6: Add a few more strands of flash.

Step 7: Tie in two more feathers, you can change the color, to accent the fly.

Step 8: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 9: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 10: Add a bit more flash.

Step 11: One more set of feathers. Whip Finish, Cut off, and coat with head cement.

Step 12: Take 50-80 lb wire, and join the back hook to the front. Beads are optional. Coat with Super Glue.

Step 13: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 14: Repeat step 3 and 4.

STEP 15: Add two more feathers. I like to shorten them up for the front half.

Step 16: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 17: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step18: Add 2 more feathers.

Step 19: Add a bit more flash. But not too much.

Step 20: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 21: Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 22:  Repeat step 3 and 4.

Step 23: Add two more feathers, changing the colors again.

Step 24: Tie in the accent color of deer hair, only on the top half, and this time tie it back.

Step 25: Tie in the second accent color on the bottom, blending them together on the sides.

Step 26: Repeat steps 24 and 25.

Step 27: Take your pre-made head, coat the inside with super glue, then slide onto the fly. Make sure the head is centered on the hook eye. After the super clue cures, take a UV curing glue, and fill in the front gap, securing it to the hook, and adding a bit of weight.

The finished Fly.

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